Proud to Be GW 2019

Proud to Be GW: 2019

The annual festivals celebrate GW staff for their contributions to the university with fun activities, food and music.


GW Launches New Student Transportation Initiatives

August 23, 2019

Updates include “GW Rider” app for tracking shuttles, requesting “Safe Rides;” $25 Capital Bikeshare annual student memberships also announced.

Barbara Lee Bass Named VP for Health Affairs and Dean of SMHS

August 21, 2019

Dr. Bass has established a pioneering career defined by excellence in patient care, educational innovation, interdisciplinary research and discovery and service.

Changes to Student Laundry, Printing, Venue Fees Coming This Fall

August 19, 2019

The changes respond to feedback from students and aim to improve the student experience.


#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Welcome back! Celebrate the return to campus at First Night, Convocation and Welcome Day of Service, take in art exhibitions around campus, catch Twitter queen Jia Tolentino at Politics and Prose and more.


Campus Life 101 graphic with image of U Yard

Campus Life 101

A new series from GW Today that offers tips on the basics of navigating life at college from staying safe to adjusting to college academics and managing stress.


Getting to Know the DMV graphic with passport-like stamp

Getting to Know the DMV

The DMV—the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia—is home to broad, diverse communities and neighborhoods that offer history, good eats, parks and waterfronts—much of it a quick Metro ride away. 


News in Brief

Editor of History News Network at GW Discusses Political Fear Tactics

Kyla Sommers said conservative politicians use segregationist tactics to invoke fear of urban cities and rally white voters.

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GW Alumni Co-found Studio Space for New York’s Emerging Artists

Cory Silverstein and Joshua Pulman’s Silver Art Project will allow emerging artists to compete for a place in a spacious studio with panoramic views in lower Manhattan.

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GW Institute of Public Policy Visiting Scholar Talks About the Social Effects of TV

Jonathan Rothwell said the quality of shows people watch can shape the way they think, their political preferences and their cognitive ability.

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Two GW M.B.A. Candidates Named ‘Business Leaders of Tomorrow’

Yana Kalashnyk and Adedapo Laditan were recognized among the nation’s top online M.B.A. students by Online MBA Report.

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Editor's Picks

Students on University Yard

$10 Million in Campus Improvements Coming This Summer

The additional investment follows a review of areas in need of attention to support a community-oriented culture and benefit the student, faculty and staff experience.

Jose Andres

World Renowned Chef José Andrés Reintroduces Course on Food and Social Issues

The fall sustainability course is the latest in a long partnership between GW and the acclaimed chef and humanitarian.

Michael Kahn, flanked by GW Provost Forrest Maltzman and ACA Director Alec Wild, accepts his honorary degree.

Michael Kahn Receives Honorary GW Degree

Legendary Shakespearean director founded the Academy for Classical Acting.

Noelle Purcell

Ancient Soil Provides a Window to the Past

Senior Noelle Purcell hopes to create a paleosol morphology guide that would help researchers in the field estimate environmental conditions of the past.

PECASE winners Chunlei Liang, left, and Volker J. Sorger. (Photos: Jessica McConnell Burt / Volker J. Sorger)

Two GW Researchers Receive Prestigious Presidential Award

Chunlei Liang and Volker J. Sorger received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Michael Collins

Apollo 11 Astronauts: A Global Approach Should Drive Future Space Exploration

Astronauts Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin gathered with space experts at GW to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.