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Nana Agyemang Receives White House Correspondents’ Association Scholarship

The SMPA senior will attend the annual WHCA Dinner and meet the president and first lady.

HEADLINES

Human Activity Is a Major Factor Driving Wildfires

April 29, 2016

Study weighs human influence and climate factors in wildfire forecast through 2050.

Engineers Without Borders USA Founder: I Want to Bring the Heart into the Equation

April 27, 2016

Bernard Amadei advocates ‘engineering with soul’ at annual Frank Howard Lecture.

Arthur S. Flemming Award Winners Announced

April 27, 2016

Federal employees who predict water cycles and pirate attacks are among those recognized by GW for public service contributions.

Foreign Minister Says Rwanda's Future Is Bright

April 27, 2016

Louise Mushikiwabo tells GW audience that lifting border restrictions and collaborating with other countries are keys to Rwanda's economic growth.

News in Brief

Study: Human Activities are a Major Driver of California Wildfires

"We can reduce our risks by disincentivizing housing development in fire-prone areas," said George Washington University researcher Michael Mann.

Full article from UPI

Free Clinics Expand Mission to Help Insured Patients

A study by the Commonwealth Fund found that 23 percent of adults younger than 65 who had coverage all year in 2014 were underinsured.

Full article from the Chicago Tribune

What’s a Degree Worth? Depends on What You Study — and Where

The federal government took a stab at answering this question through a new website called College Scorecard.

Full article from The Washington Post

Would Trump Be Most ‘Unpresidential’ President Ever?

“Whatever presidential is, it’s not Donald Trump,” said James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at American University.

Full article from McClatchy Washington Bureau

#GWtoDo: Your Weekly Events Agenda

Celebrate D.C. poets, attend a local hip-hop showcase and get ready for Commencement! Plus, GW welcomes writer Roz Chast and artist B.J. Adams.

 

Editor's Picks

Brain images

Researchers Identify New Way to Measure Autism in Boys

Approach suggests brain Imaging can enhance diagnosis and improve treatment.

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GW Law Student Julia Haigney Named 2016 Commencement Student Speaker

Double alumna and former staff member says making GW home helped her grow.

cisneros institute ribbon-cutting

GW Cuts the Ribbon on Cisneros Hispanic Leadership Institute

Gilbert and Jacki Cisneros donated $7 million last summer to provide opportunities for high-achieving students.

Sakiya Walker will attend GW free of charge. (William Atkins/GW Today)

GW Surprises D.C. Students with a Free College Education

Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship Program covers tuition, room, board and books for 10 high-achieving students.

Cory Booker

U.S. Sen. Cory Booker to Deliver Commencement Address

The New Jersey senator also will receive an honorary degree in public service.

Faculty Honors

‘A Fun Challenge’ for Teaching Awardees

Two winners of GW’s faculty awards discuss what they love about teaching and research.

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