March 3, 2011

Volume 107, Issue 47

Stories from the March 3, 2011 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Letters to the Editor

The University has not stifled Kye Allums’ voice Kye Allums is a valued GW student athlete. We have supported his decision to transition and have actively tried to help Kye and the GW women’s basketball team manage the intense interest in this story. The athletics department’s paramount objective is the health and well-being of its […]

Students allowed to study abroad in Cuba

Students hoping to study abroad in Cuba this fall will be allowed to live in the island country, after President Barack Obama announced he would be relaxing academic travel in January. GW has no plans to launch its own Cuban study abroad program, but students can petition to study with programs offered by other universities […]

Sports in Brief

Abiona eligible to return for one more season at GW The Smith Center was filled Sunday with Senior Day activities for women’s basketball forward Ivy Abiona, complete with fans in shirts bearing her name, carrying signs and cheering loudly. One important fact was lost amid the celebrations: because Abiona is a redshirt senior, she still […]

Professor files suit against USDA guidelines

An adjunct professor is heading a group suing the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Department of Health and Human Services over the latest federal dietary guidelines. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine – a non-profit organization that promotes preventive medicine – claims ambiguous language make guidelines unclear. The group also charges that the authors of […]

Avenue businesses to open in March

Two businesses are expected to open this month at The Avenue, the mixed-use development site along Pennsylvania Avenue nearing completion after nearly 3 years of construction. Danaher Corp., a technological design and manufacturing company headquartered in the District, is expected to open in early March as the first commercial tenant. Devon & Blakely, a sandwich […]

Alumni Association seeks board diversity

The GW Alumni Association is exploring a broad restructuring of its board of directors to better represent minority groups. Positions on the voluntary board correspond with GW’s various schools and colleges, leaving about 20 subsets within the Alumni Association underrepresented, including the GW Black Alumni Association, the GW Hispanic Alumni Association and the GW Lesbian, […]

Colonials prepare for A-10 play

The women’s basketball team stood at the center of the court in a tight circle after practice. Some held hands, others draped their arms over the shoulders of the teammates next to them. Some smiled and laughed, others gazed directly at the floor, emotions hidden. But all fell silent as head coach Mike Bozeman spoke, […]

Study shows medical professionals write inappropriate tweets

Three percent of the tweets composed by self-identified medical practitioners are unprofessional and may violate privacy laws, a recent study conducted by a professor at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences found. Types of unprofessional behavior identified in the tweets included profanity, sexually explicit material, discriminatory statements, potential patient privacy violations and possible conflicts […]

Varsity roundups: Lacrosse; softball; baseball

Women’s lacrosse team falls in uncontested battle to Patriots The Colonials were defeated by District rival George Mason Wednesday, falling 17-9 in a contest where the Patriots never once relinquished the lead. George Mason opened the game with a 4-0 scoring run and continued to play well offensively, heading into halftime with a 7-4 lead. […]

Bookstore begins selling SmarTrips

Metro SmartTrip cards are on sale at the GW Bookstore and students will soon be able to reload the fare cards with Colonial Cash. GW and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority began discussions to sell and replenish the cards at the bookstore last fall, striking an agreement this semester. Students are now able to […]