'Hands Up': SMPA Student’s Film Puts a Lens on Black Lives Matter

Zinhle Essamuah, B.A. ’15, documents Ferguson and Baltimore through Manheim-Sterling research project.


Statement from Dean of Students Peter Konwerski

September 04, 2015

Update on missing student Nicholas Upton.

Does Regulation Help or Harm Global Health?

September 04, 2015

Health economist Helen M. Lapsley weighs the benefits and costs at the annual Richard and Janet Southby Distinguished Lectureship.

GW Men’s Basketball Releases 2015-16 Schedule

September 03, 2015

Colonials will play minimum of 17 national TV games this season.

Trump: Classic Populist? Reality TV Star? Both?

September 03, 2015

SMPA panel on 2016 presidential election begins and ends with America's blustery anti-politician.

GW events

#GWtoDo: Your Weekly Events Agenda

Holychild and MØ take over University Yard, plus Sen. Claire McCaskill talks about her new memoir, art exhibitions and more.


News in Brief

Paralegal Studies Professor Named Commissioner of Patents

Drew Hirshfeld, professor of intellectual property in the paralegal studies program of GW's College of Professional Studies, has been named overseer of all patent organization for the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

Read the full release at the Patent and Trademark Office Website

When a Trip to the Zoo Resulted in an Engineering Breakthrough

Megan Leftwich, a George Washington University professor of mechanical and aerospace engineering, is building a robotic flipper based on her observations of sea lions.

Read the full article at Smithsonian.com

University Is a Finalist in 2015 Greenbuild Leadership Awards

GW is among the 12 four-year colleges in the running for the sustainable building award from nonprofit organization Second Nature and the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools.

Read more from Second Nature

GW Division of IT Business Intelligence Services Honored

The division garnered the Technology Innovators Award from the National Association of College and University Business Officers (NACUBO) for its Principal Investigator's Dashboard.

Read the full release from the NACUBO Website

Editor's Picks

Alexa Dectis

Alumna Becomes Advocate, Inspiration For Those With Disabilities

Columbian College graduate Alexa Dectis will pursue law degree on West Coast.


Tips for Parents: How to Stay in Tune with Your Student’s Wellness

GW Mental Health Services Director Silvio Weisner offers advice on supporting your student’s transition to college life.

Sanjit Sethi

Sanjit Sethi Named Inaugural Director of the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design

Mr. Sethi brings more than 15 years of experience in arts administration and higher education to GW.

Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II will serve as the new dean of the Elliott School of International Affairs.

Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II Named Elliott School Dean

Dr. Brigety currently represents the United States to the African Union and to the UN Economic Commission of Africa.

Janelle Monae

GW Will Honor Six, Musician Janelle Monae Will Perform Live at Alumni Weekend

Annual event welcoming GW graduates back to campus set for Sept. 24-27.


‘Still Work to Do’ a Decade after Hurricane Katrina

Alumna and 2008 CNN Hero of the Year Liz McCartney reflects on rebuilding efforts in New Orleans as co-founder of the St. Bernard Project.