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.

Greek-life GPAs on par with GW average

The mean grade point average among GW’s Greek-letter community is on par with that of the general student body, according to a report by the Greek-life office. Last semester, the average GPA of the general student body was 3.26, while the average GPA of the entire Greek-life community was 3.25 – an improvement from 2008 […]

Students discuss profiling in alerts

When Metropolitan Police Department officers pulled Sam Collins aside, saying he matched the description of a suspect for an on-campus robbery, the senior was angry. Collins said his anger motivated him to produce a documentary on racial profiling at GW, focusing on University Crime Alerts that offer vague suspect descriptions. The documentary aired Tuesday evening […]

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 […]