September 22, 2008

Volume 105, Issue 11

Stories from the September 22, 2008 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

GW Web site to be redesigned beginning in Jan.

The University’s Web site will undergo a complete alteration in the coming years as part of a comprehensive effort to make it more navigable and efficient. The changes are aimed at members of the GW community and outsiders, with the first installment set to launch in January. “This is a two- to three-year process to […]

D.C. Fashion Week goes international

Web Extra The District took a different spin on fashion by going international with only a hint of New York’s traditional savvy and chic at D.C.’s Fashion Week last week. All the way from Kazakhstan, designers Akkenje Devyatko and Kuralai Nurkadilova showcased striking creations Friday night at the National Press Club. “It’s more of a […]

Campus Calendar

Monday Israeli Embassy Speaker Hear about the challenges facing Israel from the director of public affairs for the Israeli Embassy. 7 p.m. 1957 E St., Lindner Commons Tuesday Study Abroad Photo Contest Test your photography abilities against your peers! Bring pictures you took while studying abroad to enter in the contest. Cash prizes are available. […]


In “SA president presents plan for fund allocations” (Sept. 18, p. 2), The Hatchet erroneously reported the amount of money the Student Association allocated to student organizations in the past and has available to give away this year. The SA had $519,214 to allocate last year and has $638,102 to give away this year.

Grad students study overseas

The opportunity to study abroad does not end with an undergraduate diploma, but it does take on a different form. Many graduate students looking into study abroad programs this fall are finding that a semester overseas is not only a viable option, but a highly advantageous one. Educational opportunities abroad can better satisfy specialized or […]

Kuwaiti leader visits ESIA

The prime minister of Kuwait appeared at the Elliott School of International Affairs Thursday to accept the President’s Medal before a group of GW students and international dignitaries. Sheikh Nasser Mohammad Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah and some of his cabinet members were present to accept the award from University President Steven Knapp, University Marshal Jill Kasle and […]

Councilwoman cites CRs in primary loss

D.C. Councilwoman Carol Schwartz, R-At Large, chastised her opponent last week for his use of College Republicans in his Sept. 9 primary victory. The four-term Republican incumbent, who will now run as a write-in candidate, said 33-year-old Patrick Mara used local CRs who had “no real interest in the District of Columbia” to force her […]

Andrew Clark: Real world credit

As college kids, we know strikingly little about economics. Now calm down. Before you start rattling off facts about supply and demand, let me just say those aren’t the economics I am talking about. In high school and college economics courses, we learn all about the nature of the U.S. economic structure, about the effect […]

National and city lawmakers battle over D.C. gun law restrictions

Tensions between Capitol Hill and the D.C. City Council escalated last week as lawmakers tried to settle D.C. handgun restrictions in the wake of the historic overturn of the city’s 32-year-old ban in June. Heads are butting over whether the District or federal government should be in charge of delineating those regulations, resulting in a […]