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 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.

George Washington University Hosts New European Union Ambassador

November 20, 2014

Amb. David O’Sullivan discusses potential for new era of free trade between U.S., Europe.

Simon Lee Awarded President’s Medal

November 20, 2014

Alumnus, founder and CEO of STG Inc. is first Korean-American to receive honor.

News in Brief

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

‘Week of Action’ Aims to Raise Awareness of College Sexual Assault

“It’s On Us” video from GW is mentioned as one of the key activities coming from universities as part of the nationwide campaign to raise awareness.

Read the full article from The Huffington Post

Editor's Picks

Stephen King

Stephen King: The Regular Guy Behind America’s Most Blood-Curdling Novels

Author of “Carrie,” “The Shining” and “It” discusses writing process and his new book, “Revival,” at Lisner.

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.