Many of us at the Law School were excited to hear Chicago was chosen to be the official bid city of the United States for the 2016 Summer Olympic games. The International Olympic Committee announced its decision a little over a week ago; the final decision for will be held in 2009 when Chicago will vie to be the host city with cities such as Tokyo, Rio de Janeiro, and Madrid competing. The repercussions of such a decision will be enormous for Hyde Park and the Law School, as the Olympic stadium would be built nearby Washington Park. Over the next few years, Mayor Daley and the city will undergo serious efforts at further beautifying Hyde Park, making it a truly marketable location for the Summer Olympics' most important venue. We are looking forward to these improvements as well as waiting to see if, as many expect, Chicago will be selected. If so, plans are already being made for 2016 reunions in Hyde Park! The fact that Chicago is being considered further attests to the exciting nature of the city and makes everyone here feel a little more proud of our home.