GW Today Archives

Browse past GW Today articles in our archives.

Professor of Anthropology and International Affairs Roy Richard Grinker

In Mental Health, Is ‘Normal’ an Illusion?

February 25, 2021

Anthropology professor Roy Richard Grinker draws on his personal history—from his daughter’s autism to his grandfather’s work with Sigmund Freud—to challenge mental illness stigma.


GW Researchers Awarded $1 Million to Study Cellular Memory

February 25, 2021

The project, supported by the W.M. Keck Foundation, presents a new hypothesis about how cells learn to adapt to past experiences. 

GW Earns Honor as a Top Producer of Fulbright Students

February 25, 2021

The university placed among the top research institutions for generating Fulbright students, with a total of 12 students accepting the award in the 2020-2021 academic year.

professor's gate in front of District House

GW to Transform Service and Care for Residential Students

February 24, 2021

Roles are being reimagined so students can work in areas more tailored to their interests, and live-in staff will assume more managerial involvement.

Dean Michael Feuer

All Access: Graduate School of Education and Human Development Dean

February 24, 2021

GSEHD Dean Michael Feuer spoke about the importance of diversity, equity and inclusion in education and GSEHD’s impact on policy.

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GW to Participate in Sanofi COVID-19 Vaccine Trial

February 24, 2021

GW will be a clinical trial site for Sanofi and GSK’s adjuvanted recombinant protein-based COVID-19 vaccine candidate.

Christopher Jackson event

Hamilton Actor Christopher Jackson Reflects on George Washington Role

February 24, 2021

Mr. Jackson sought to understand the man behind the myth to deliver an authentic and truthful Washington portrayal, he explained in a bicentennial talk with GW’s Denver Brunsman.

GW Alumnus Elected to National Academy of Engineering

February 23, 2021

Christopher J. Wiernicki, M.S. ‘83, has been recognized for his innovations in the design, engineering and operation of ships and offshore structures.

Jerry Reinsdorf

Chicago Bulls and White Sox Owner Speaks at GW Sports Conference

February 22, 2021

GW alumnus Jerry Reinsdorf spoke about the impact of COVID-19 on sports and the importance of philanthropy.

Bill Gates and Renea Williams

Bill Gates: Innovation Is Key to Avoiding Climate Disaster

February 22, 2021

During a virtual conversation with four D.C. universities, Mr. Gates said that making an impact on climate change will be more difficult than many young advocates recognize.

Yamiche Alcindor on Zoom

Yamiche Alcindor Talks about Being a Black Reporter in a ‘Chaotic’ White House

February 22, 2021

During a virtual Black Heritage Celebration event, the PBS NewsHour’s White House correspondent discussed the importance of telling Black stories as a political journalist.

Jake Sherman

Press Pass: Alumnus Journalist Is Eyewitness to Congress

February 20, 2021

Veteran Politico reporter Jake Sherman, BA ’08, covered budget battles and the Capitol Hill riots. Now he’s breaking news with Punchbowl News.

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Milken Institute SPH Students Participate in National COVID-19 Research Project

February 19, 2021

Public health students document adherence to mask wearing and physical distancing guidelines in their communities.

artificial intelligence

New Partnership Aims to Detect, Predict Health Abnormalities in Drivers

February 18, 2021

A SEAS research team received funding to develop artificial intelligence systems aimed at helping people with health challenges drive safely.

Law School

GW Law Alumnus Makes $2 Million Bequest to Start Scholarship Fund

February 18, 2021

A gift from Kenneth E. Jaconetty will create an endowed need-based scholarship to support law students from diverse backgrounds to pursue studies in intellectual property law.