September 15, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 9

Stories from the September 15, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

New Metro line to connect D.C. with Dulles

A multi-billion dollar Metrorail project to connect Washington Dulles International Airport with the District is slated for completion in 2015, but the project has already been thwarted by a slew of roadblocks. The 23-mile Silver Line will extend from the existing Orange Line stop in East Falls Church, Va., to Loudon County, Va., and will […]

US News reviews law rankings

A possible change in the way that law schools are ranked in US News and World Report could upset their current order for next year, potentially affecting the GW Law School and other institutions across the country. US News and World Report, which publishes one of the country’s most prominent law school rankings in the […]

V-ball sweeps GW Invitational for 5-2 ranking

All these accolades are new for Alyssa Valentine, but she may find herself getting used to them. The freshman setter for the GW volleyball team (5-3) is making a quick and successful transition to the college game, as evidenced by her selection as Most Valuable Player of this weekend’s GW Invitational following Saturday’s 3-0 sweep […]

Rhee-thinking D.C. schools

Myeisah Petty, a seventh-grader at Stuart-Hobson Middle School in Northeast D.C., chatted with friends on the school steps after the bell rang at 3:15 p.m. Monday. She was late to school that morning, but when a new initiative debuts at her school next month that pays students for good grades, attendance and behavior, she said […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Allied in Pride Social Learn about GW’s LGBT community over free food. 7 p.m. Marvin Center, Third Floor Terrace Secretaries of state Watch five former secretaries of state discuss the challenges facing the next administration. 2 p.m. Lisner Auditorium Event is sold out and will be broadcast on CNN Sept. 20 at 9 p.m. […]

GW Expat: Diversity on TV in uniform Korea

Since arriving in Seoul two months ago, I have learned about a popular local television show, “Minyeotulei suda,” which can be translated as Chatting With Beauties. Misuda, as it is called, is essentially a talk show with 12 attractive foreign female hosts. The show epitomizes the reaction I get as a student studying abroad here. […]


Due to an editing error, University spokeswoman Tracy Schario was misquoted in “Gun laws will have little effect on campus” (Sept. 11, p. 2) as saying, “So even if students legally registered and owned a gun, they would face disciplinary action if the weapon was found.” Schario did not say the quotation.

Second power outage affects MVC

A power outage from an equipment malfunction kept residents of the Mount Vernon Campus in the dark for most of Sunday until Pepco restored power in the late afternoon. The electricity failure, which affected the Mount Vernon Campus and the surrounding Foxhall neighborhood, left many residents without air conditioning and food due to the closure […]

New law aims to cut college costs

The University lobbied for the comprehensive higher education bill signed into law by President George W. Bush last month that will make sweeping changes to universities across the country. The measure, the first full overhaul of the Higher Education Act in 10 years, was designed to control the cost of earning a degree by regulating […]

Crystallizing presidential politics

In a recent issue of Glamour magazine, presidential candidate John McCain’s wife, Cindy McCain, can be seen wearing a large campaign pin. But it wasn’t just any regular campaign pin. It was bedazzled with Swarovski crystals. The pin is a creation of local designer Ann Hand, one of many on display in the windows of […]