GW Today Archives

Browse past GW Today articles in our archives.

Karen Drenkard

GW Nursing’s Karen Drenkard Receives 2020 Year of the Nurse Award

December 04, 2020

The award honors outstanding nurses throughout Virginia who have made exceptional contributions to the nursing profession during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Caroline Adegun

When Hollywood Dreams Dim, Alumna Shines a Light

December 04, 2020

Visions of stardom can fade into homelessness for many aspiring entertainers. Caroline Adegun launched a nonprofit to support their work and their lives.

GW vs. Old Dominion

Colonials Basketball Teams Open Season

December 03, 2020

Women's team plays Virginia on Sunday; men's team meets Towson on the road on Monday.

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GW’s Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics Expands Its Global Reach

December 03, 2020

Digital rights activist Seyi Akiwowo is the latest addition to the one-year-old IDDP, where research is driving national and international responses to questions of digital media.

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Teaching Trials: Professor Brings Vaccine Experience to the Classroom

December 03, 2020

TSPPPA professor Bill Adams drew on his own experience as a volunteer in the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine trials for his class on research methods.

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GW Nursing Research Seeks to Reduce Disparities in Maternal Mortality

December 02, 2020

The research project, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will focus on the role of fathers and their involvement in pregnancy and postpartum care.

David Michaels

GW Epidemiologist Named to Biden-Harris Transition’s COVID-19 Advisory Board

December 01, 2020

Milken Institute School of Public Health Professor David Michaels is focused on improving protections for health care workers exposed to COVID-19.

Elliott School

Elliott School’s Bachelor of Science Program Achieving Goal of Expanding Opportunities for Students across Disciplines

December 01, 2020

With the help of a partnership with General Dynamics, the Elliott School’s Bachelor of Science program prepares students to use science and technology to address the world’s most pressing policy problems.

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Is There a Future for Presidential Debates?

December 01, 2020

Three 2020 debate moderators and two members of the Commission on Presidential Debates discuss lessons learned from this election cycle.

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Student Vloggers Share Post-Election, Campus Dining and Self-Care Experiences

December 01, 2020

The Connect to Campus vloggers showcase celebrating Joe Biden’s election win, where to grab food in Foggy Bottom and how to practice self-care during hectic times.

Higher Education

GW Experts Weigh In on What Biden’s Win Means for Higher Ed

November 30, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden’s higher education plan includes the possibility of free community college, student loan forgiveness and expanded access to opportunities beyond high school.

GW Alumna Named George J. Mitchell Scholar

November 30, 2020

Maura Welch, B.A. ’13, plans to study comparative social change at Ireland’s Trinity College Dublin.


GW Conducts Comprehensive HVAC Assessment

November 24, 2020

The university completed a broad evaluation of its current heating and cooling mechanical capabilities as part of an initiative to boost safety.

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Dr. LeBlanc Discusses the Pandemic’s Impact on Higher Education

November 24, 2020

The GW president was among D.C. area university presidents on a Washington Business Journal panel that shared lessons learned during the pandemic.

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7 Tips for Managing Stress When That Feels Impossible

November 23, 2020

Jessica Parrillo, director of Counseling and Psychological Services at GW, offers strategies for students heading into exams and holidays.