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.

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 […]

Plea deal delayed in child porn case

A U.S. judge granted attorneys an extension to resolve the case of Diego Fasolini, a former professor arrested last year for possession of child pornography. Fasolini’s attorney Shawn Moore said in court Monday that he and prosecutor David Kent have a framework in place for a plea deal, but more time is needed for the […]

Megabus increases trips between D.C., Pennsylvania

The low-cost bus service Megabus is increasing the number of trips offered between D.C. and Philadelphia. The company will more than double the number of trips between the two cities, from six bus trips to 13 bus trips daily, Megabus spokeswoman Amanda Mullin said. The service starts March 31. Megabus is also launching an express […]

Crime Log

Theft 2/24/11 – 11:30 p.m. Location: Lerner Health and Wellness Center Open case A student reported to UPD that he left his wallet unattended and when he returned, a credit card was missing. He later noticed unauthorized purchases charged to his account. Open case 2/24/11 – Time unknown Location: South Hall Open case A GW […]


Thursday Spade Watch a show with performances choreographed entirely by students. Marvin Center, Betts Theatre – 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Friday Sports industry networking Connect with leaders in the sports industry at the 2011 Sports Industry Networking & Career Conference. Media and Public Affairs Building – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday Zip-lining adventure Pay […]

Taylor leads GW past Rhode Island

Correction appended KINGSTON, R.I. – Junior guard Tony Taylor swore Wednesday night when he took the floor against Rhode Island that he wasn’t thinking about his team’s 57-41 loss to Temple last Saturday. He swore he wasn’t thinking about the five points he’d scored against them. He said he didn’t have anything to prove Wednesday […]

Applicant increase smaller than competitors

The University saw one of the smallest jumps in application numbers within its market basket, a discrepancy a University administrator attributes to rising selectivity at the school. GW received 21,400 regular-decision applications this year, an applicant pool about 200 students larger than last year. The 1-percent increase stands in stark contrast to double-digit increases seen […]