Fall 2014

GW Today’s Top 15 Stories of the Semester

The visit to the George Washington University of President Obama and Stephen Colbert leads the list of Fall 2014's most popular stories.

HEADLINES

Americans Overwhelmingly Pessimistic About Economy

December 18, 2014

New GW Battleground Poll also examines 2014 campaign tactics.

Ken Burns, Katie Couric Film PBS Special at GW

December 17, 2014

Filmmaker discusses his newest project, “Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies,” in front of live audience at the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

USOC Will Submit Bid to Host 2024 Olympics

December 17, 2014

Committee expects to decide between Washington, three other finalists in January.

Oxford Development Economist Sabina Alkire Joins Elliott School

December 15, 2014

Dr. Alkire comes to the university as the Oliver T. Carr Jr. Professor in International Affairs.

News in Brief

Is the Sony Scandal the End of Email As We Know It?

Diana Burley, professor of human and organizational decries the “knee-jerk reaction” many people will have to cleanse their email in the wake of the Sony hack.

Read the full article from Bloomberg

How U.S. Net Neutrality Could Be an International Human Rights Fight

Arturo J. Carrillo, director of the International Human Rights Clinic, and professor Dawn C. Nunziato, bring a novel argument to the net neutrality debate in a new filing with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

Read the full article from The Washington Post

Commercial Space Industry Regroups After Accidents

Scott Pace, director of the Space Policy Institute, comments on two recent setbacks to the space industry including the destruction of an unmanned rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station.

Read the full article from Roll Call

Editor's Picks

Siemens

Siemens Competition Awards High School Students $500,000 in Scholarship Funds

Event hosted at George Washington University includes commentary from NIH’s Anthony Fauci, among other science superstars.

Gift Guide

A GW Gift Guide

From bamboo bicycles to umbrellas that help build wells in Uganda, businesses run by fellow Colonials might just have the perfect thing to give—or get—this holiday season.

Dana Tai

Dancing the Dream

Through Dana Tai Soon Burgess company, sophomore Ben Sanders has embarked on a professional dance career.

Siemens

2013 Siemens Competition Winners Settling in at GW

Partners from the prestigious STEM contest continue their streak of discovery as undergraduate researchers.

Diane Knapp

Diane Knapp Turns Healthy Eating into a Campaign

The Urban Food Task Force chair discusses designing a sustainable F Street House, creating a healthy food agenda and the modern food system.

Barack Obama

President Obama and Colbert Duke It Out

President discusses immigration, Keystone pipeline and steals host’s chair in "Colbert Report" segment at George Washington University.