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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth to Deliver GW Commencement Address

The GW alumna, combat veteran and Purple Heart recipient said she looks forward to encouraging graduates to “go out and make a difference in the world.”


Protein-Fueled Fruit Flies More Likely to Produce Successful Sons

February 16, 2017
A GW biology researcher published a paper linking high-protein paternal diets to increased success in offspring mating.

Faculty Senate Hears Updates on Research Funding and Flagg Building Renovations

February 13, 2017
The body also approved an academic forgiveness policy for first year students.

University Kicks Off #CelebrateGW Month of Events

February 13, 2017
GW celebrated the university's founding, annual George Washington Birthday Bonfire and homecoming weekend.

Progress on Autism Research Highlights Board of Trustees Meeting

February 10, 2017
Kevin Pelphrey, director of the Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Institute, told the board that GW has carved out its niche in autism.

#GWtoDo: Your Curated Arts and Events Agenda

Celebrate GW events continue with a trip to Mount Vernon and a lecture about George Washington. Plus, don’t miss a screening of the award-winning dark comedy “Fargo,” a dance marathon and events in honor of Black Heritage Celebration.


News in Brief

Robert Pless to Chair Computer Science Department

Robert Pless joined GW’s Department of Computer Science on Jan. 1 as professor of computer science and chair of the department. He is the inaugural holder of the Patrick and Donna Martin Endowed Professorship.

Read more on the SEAS website

GW Law Professor Reelected to Commission

Sean Murphy, GW Law Patricia Roberts Harris Research Professor of Law, was reelected to the United Nations International Law Commission.

Read more at the International Law Commission...

School of Nursing Dean Receives Leadership in Nursing Education Award

Pamela Jeffries accepted the National League for Nursing Mary Adelaide Nutting Award for Outstanding Leadership in Nursing Education last week.

Read more at the School of Nursing website

GW, joining national movement, opens a food pantry to feed students in need

"The Store" is open to students in need of free food, an issue being addressed at more and more colleges.

Read more at the Washington Post

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Thomas LeBlanc

Five Takeaways from a Session with Thomas LeBlanc

GW’s incoming president talks about his preparation for the job, GW’s strong points and other issues.


A Cappella Singers Become Viral Voice of Women’s March

All-female musical group the GW Sirens comprised half of the choir in a video from the D.C. march viewed more than 14 million times.

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Members of Congress, Staff Cross the Aisle at GW Alumni Reception

Alumni Members credit GW for success and offer tributes to President Knapp at annual Capitol Hill event.

Maria Ferguson

Could the New Education Secretary Transform Public Education?

GW expert Maria Voles Ferguson discusses Betsy DeVos's history with "school choice" and what she will bring to federal role.

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First Cohorts of Four Scholarship Programs Look Back at Semester

Cisneros, District, Posse and Say Yes to Education scholars began their GW journeys in fall 2016.