GW Today Archives

Browse past GW Today articles in our archives.

For Trevor Noah, Comedy Is a Tool for Process and Growth

April 15, 2021

In a virtual event, the Daily Show host covered everything from America’s racial reckoning to what he’d study at GW.

Graphic of vesicles containing clusters of viruses within the gut.

Norovirus Clusters Are Resistant to Environmental Stresses and UV Disinfection, New Study Finds

April 15, 2021

A SEAS professor co-led the research that suggests a need to reconsider current disinfection, sanitation and hygiene practices. 

RyeAnne Ricker and Sarah Beethe

GW Student Scientists Awarded NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

April 14, 2021

The competitive fellowship recognizes outstanding students pursuing a research-based graduate degree.

adult cicada

GW Researchers Bust Myths about Looming ‘Cicada Invasion’

April 14, 2021

Periodical cicadas will play an important ecological role across the Eastern United States when they emerge this spring, and no—they don’t bite.

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First-Year Applications to GW on Track to Record High in 2021

April 12, 2021

Faculty Senate heard updates on enrollment, fall planning, Commencement and new personnel.

Sesno & Regan

EPA Director, NBC’s Al Roker Highlight Planet Forward Summit

April 12, 2021

EPA chief and GW alumnus Michael Regan joined NBC’s Al Roker and GW President Thomas LeBlanc as speakers at the 2021 Planet Forward Virtual Summit.

SON Gala

Celebrating a Top Ranking School of Nursing

April 12, 2021

On its 10th anniversary, GW Nursing looks back over its accomplishments and ahead at its future.

Walter Roberts Lecture 2021

U.S. Must Protect Free Press Ideals at Home and Abroad

April 09, 2021

IPDGC panel talked about the importance of a free press in democracies.

Peter Berkowitz

The U.S. Response to the Holocaust

April 09, 2021

Experts discussed reasons for U.S. actions in WWII during a Loeb Institute for Religious Freedom virtual forum.

Resilience, Recovery and Reform Panel

Resilience, Recovery and Reform in Education through COVID

April 09, 2021

GSEHD experts talked about the challenges, opportunities and lessons learned in education during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Jordan West and Abby Phillip

CNN’s Abby Phillip Discusses the Need for Diverse News Coverage

April 08, 2021

A growing understanding of racial identity politics is shaping the way journalists cover the news, Ms. Phillip said during a Race in America lecture.

Elizabeth Acevedo

GW Taught Elizabeth Acevedo to ‘Carve Out Space’

April 08, 2021

The award-winning author and poet joined fellow GW alumni for a virtual conversation on writing and life.

2021 Paul O'Dwyer Endowed Forum

Empowering Diverse Voices in Politics

April 08, 2021

GSPM alumni spoke about the ethics of intentional inclusion as part of the 2021 Paul O'Dwyer Endowed Forum.

Milken Institute SPH Researchers Reflect on ‘Groundbreaking’ Hurricane Maria Study

April 08, 2021

The study identified 2,975 excess deaths in Puerto Rico in the months following the disaster and helped to bring closure to families on the island.

Lauren Onkey

GW Announces New Corcoran Director

April 07, 2021

Lauren Onkey, currently the senior director of NPR Music, will lead the Corcoran School of the Arts and Design.