September 3, 2009

Volume 106, Issue 6

Stories from the September 3, 2009 issue of the GW Hatchet. View a PDF version of this issue.

Lyndsey Wajert: More than a number

Many current Facebook users may not remember the short-lived “compare friends” application. Those curious enough – and arguably, vain enough – to check their standings every day would casually publicize the fact that they were voted “cutest” or “most datable” of all of their online friends. Well, if “compare colleges” became a new application on […]

University gets more cash for work study

GW’s Office of Financial Aid received an additional $1 million in Federal Work Study funds from the Department of Education over the summer, prompting an increase in work study jobs available both on and off campus, a University official said this week. GW’s total Federal Work Study allocation now stands at $3.9 million, which will […]

Andrew Clark: Are we hung over from Obama-mania yet?

Alcohol isn’t the only thing that can give you a hangover. This year, Obama-mania will give it to you as well. President Obama has been in office for nine months. Regardless of your political persuasion, as we return to campus, we can all agree that the Obama-mania was extremely overrated. We all remember the Obama-mania […]

Funger gets $2.6 million upgrade

Funger Hall underwent a $2.6 million renovation this summer that upgraded the first two floors of the aging building, a University official said this week. Funger, which was last renovated more than a decade ago, is an academic building located on 22nd and G streets. Ten classrooms received new carpeting and seating – including the […]

Student DJ spins himself to Fall Fest

More at home in dark clubs and crowded parties, DJs are not usually tapped to perform at Fall Fest. This year, however, Neil Khurana, a GW student and local DJ, will be playing and creating music at the show as DJ Korona. Khurana’s music is fun and catchy, and his clever mixes combine several familiar […]

For Currans, it’s all in the family at GW

For the Currans, GW is a family affair. Three of the four Curran children – Dan, Brendan and Emily – attend GW, with the fourth, Aubrey, planning on applying early decision this year, making the Currans the largest family that Executive Director of the Office of Student Financial Assistance, Dan Small, has ever seen at […]

QuickTakes

Rodrigo Y Gabriela 11:11 (Rubyworks) The spicy, flamenco-infused guitar work will leave you speechless, but don’t expect much variety from song to song. Jay-Z Blueprint 3 (Roc Nation) Jay-Z has made a somewhat successful stab at getting back to basics. “D.O.A. (Death of Auto-tune)” is almost shamefully catchy, but the Rihanna and Kayne collaboration (“Run […]

Metro plagued by delays since crash

Time-consuming repairs and delays have plagued the Washington Metro Area Transportation Authority after two Metrorail trains collided June 22, killing nine and becoming the deadliest crash in Metro history. The accident on the Red Line between the Fort Totten and Takoma stations killed nine people, including the train’s operator. An investigation by the National Transportation […]