GW students offered messages of support at the closing event of the National Week of Action.

White House Official Urges Students to ‘Change the Culture’ on Sexual Assault

Tina Tchen, chief of staff to First Lady Michelle Obama, helps close national “Week of Action” at the George Washington University.

HEADLINES

GW Law Professor to Study Abuse Allegations in Family Courts

November 26, 2014

Project takes an empirical look at potential gender bias in custody case outcomes.

Missouri Grand Jury Declines to Indict Police Officer in Fatal Shooting

November 26, 2014

Law school Professor Roger Fairfax discusses action of the panel looking into the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.

GW Helps Fill in ‘Missing Maps’

November 24, 2014

Humanitarian Mapping Society organizes event to support Red Cross efforts to learn more about remote parts of the world.

U.S. Sen. Al Franken Says Native Americans ‘Need Advocates’

November 21, 2014

GW symposium on mentoring native youth, student forum on Redskins’ nickname tackle cultural issues.

News in Brief

Hagel Resignation Comes at Messy Moment for U.S.

Stephen Biddle, professor of political science and international affairs, gives perspective to the sudden resignation of Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and the shifting priorities of the Obama Administration’s foreign policy team.

Read the full article from The Associated Press

Facebook ‘Newspaper’ Spells Trouble for Legacy News Forms

Nikki Usher, assistant professor of media and public affairs, accesses new technology being deployed by Facebook and how that may affect consumers and traditional news media.

Read the full article in the Taipei Times

New Challenges Show Need for New Army Approach

J. Furman Daniel III, visiting assistant professor of international affairs, proposes a new model for a standing Army that would consist of a much smaller number of soldiers than currently envisioned by the Department of Defense.

Read the full article from U.S. News and World Report

Editor's Picks

Bill Nye

‘The Science Guy’ Brings Quirky Intelligence to Lisner Auditorium

Popular educator Bill Nye advocates for critical thought, scientific process.

Igor Efimov

Top Heart Researcher to Chair Department of Biomedical Engineering

Igor Efimov is creating implantable devices to put damaged hearts back in step.

International affairs expert examines significance of German reunification.

25 Years Later: The Fall of the Berlin Wall

International affairs expert examines significance of German reunification.

Ziauddin Yousafzai

Global Women’s Institute Launches ‘I Am Malala’ Resource Guide for Educators

Malala’s father visits GW, stresses the power of education at celebratory event.

Food

Building George Washington University’s ‘Food Revolution’

Researchers, practitioners, faculty members and students analyze what, why and how we eat, propelling GW to the forefront of food studies.

National Security Archive

Documents Reveal Soviets’ Role in the Fall of the Berlin Wall and German Unification

National Security Archive records show that Soviet Union leader Mikhail Gorbachev knew that the Iron Curtain was coming down in Hungary in the summer of 1989.

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