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Alum Warner wins Virginia Senate seat

TYSONS CORNER, Va. – Former Virginia governor and GW graduate Mark Warner easily won a Virginia U.S. Senate seat Tuesday night. Visit the Newsroom for <strongThe Hatchet’s Continuous Election Night Coverage Warner garnered more than 60 percent of the vote in the election, defeating Republican opponent and former Virginia governor Jim Gilmore. “I am proud […]

University reduces class capacities

Correction appended A top University official said last week that GW is reducing class sizes to improve its ranking in US News & World Report’s annual list of the nation’s best universities. Class size is one of the elements used by US News to grade universities. In order to improve GW’s score for class size, […]

City Paper focuses on Web after owner files for bankruptcy

Two weeks after the Washington City Paper’s parent company filed for bankruptcy, its editor said the weekly newspaper is focusing its energy on the Internet and is “more lively than ever.” On Sept. 29, Creative Loafing Inc., which owns the City Paper and five other papers across the country, announced that it had filed Chapter […]

Economic woes touch students

Many students interviewed on campus this week said they feel removed from the deepening financial crisis on Wall Street, but those who work on Capitol Hill are at the center of the storm. The Dow Jones industrial average fell almost 800 points Monday afternoon when the House of Representatives failed to approve a landmark bill […]

Reps, politicos look to youth vote

Ensuring that young people vote on Election Day is a major priority for lawmakers and political organizations this year, after a record number of 18- to 29-year-olds headed to the polls in the presidential primaries this spring. House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., Rep. Jim Clyburn, D-S.C., Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, Student Association for Voter […]

Commission approves plan for MLK memorial

The U.S. Commission on Fine Arts approved the final design for the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial on the National Mall last week, after several months of debate over the sculpture’s appearance. The plan for the $120 million memorial, which will feature a 28-foot statue of the civil rights leader on the northwest shore of […]

Public health school starts dual-degree program

The School of Public Health and Health Services implemented a dual-degree program this fall that will allow GW students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in public health in five years, without taking the Graduate Record Examination. The unique program is open to juniors who are pursuing a bachelor’s degree in […]

Knapp shuns calls for drinking age reform

University President Steven Knapp said he has no immediate plans to question the nation’s drinking age, despite a movement by prominent higher education leaders who say the law encourages dangerous behavior. The Amethyst Initiative, created by Middlebury College President Emeritus John McCardell in July, has been signed by 129 college and university presidents who feel […]

Freshman vies for Miss Teen USA

Tuesday, August 12 Every freshman has a laundry list of things to do before heading off to college – packing clothes, running last-minute errands, saying goodbye to friends and family. But Brianne Hiltz’s college prep also includes an unusual task: beating out dozens of young starlets to win Miss Teen USA 2008. Hiltz, a freshman […]

Graduate business students help clean up D.C. school

Web Extra University students from the master’s of business administration program rolled up their sleeves early Saturday morning to help cleanup Jefferson Junior High School in Southeast D.C. Starting at 8 a.m., 46 students repainted the school’s basketball court, cleaned out bug-infested locker rooms and planted fresh grass in front of the building. The “work-a-thon” […]