GW Today Archives

Browse past GW Today articles in our archives.

French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Etienne

France’s Perspective on the State of Europe

November 21, 2019

French Ambassador to the United States Philippe Etienne called for a sovereign European Union.

GRB 190114C

Researchers Discover Highest-Energy Light from a Gamma-ray Burst

November 20, 2019

Two GW astrophysicists were among an international team that identified a previously unseen component of extreme stellar explosions.

Colonists trade with Wampanoag Indians at Martha’s Vineyard

Carving the Thanksgiving Story

November 20, 2019

History professor David J. Silverman’s new book takes a close look at how the traditional Thanksgiving story distorts facts about Native Americans.

Muriel Bowser

Mayor Muriel Bowser Discusses D.C.’s Future

November 20, 2019

During a George Talks Business Event, the mayor shared plans she has to attract businesses to D.C. and solve some of the problems the District is facing with affordability.

Heart and Vascular Institute Marks 10 Years of Care in Honduras

November 20, 2019

Every year a team of GW medical professionals travel to Honduras to implant pacemakers and defibrillators for patients in need. 

Sarala Duckworth

Elliott School Student Researches Childhood Vulnerabilities in Myanmar

November 19, 2019

Sarala Duckworth, a GW Undergraduate Research Award recipient, hopes to improve climate and conflict-based programming for at-risk youth in the Southeast Asian country.

Facebook study

Study of Vaccine-Related Facebook Ads Reveals Challenges for Public Health

November 19, 2019

The social media platform’s efforts to improve transparency have led to the removal of ads promoting vaccinations, a new paper finds.

Nikki Haley

Knowing the Power of Her Voice

November 19, 2019

Former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley discussed her book at GW’s Presidential Distinguished Event Series.

Thurston Hall

GW Leaders Thank Students for Patience Following Thurston Hall Evacuation

November 18, 2019

Thirteen rooms in Thurston Hall are being evaluated for water damage following a Friday fire.

GW Professor Hope Harrison, then a graduate student, visited the Berlin Wall at the time of its historic fall.

A Witness When the Berlin Wall Came Down

November 18, 2019

Professor Hope M. Harrison, who was in the city during the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, now studies the way it is remembered.

New Provost M. Brian Blake gave remarks and chatted with GW community members. (William Atkins/GW Today)

GW Welcomes New Provost

November 18, 2019

M. Brian Blake most recently was provost and executive vice president for academic affairs at Drexel University.

Strategic planning

High-Impact Research Strategic Planning Committee Holds Second Public Forum

November 18, 2019

The committee’s charge is to propose innovative, large scale “big ideas” to increase high-impact research and improve research productivity across the university.


In Photos: What We Are Thankful For

November 18, 2019

Around the Foggy Bottom campus, GW students expressed gratitude for the important and positive things in their lives.

ISIS Files

‘ISIS Files’ Offer a New View into the Terrorist Organization

November 15, 2019

Program on Extremism experts discussed how internal documents left behind by the Islamic State in Iraq shape our understanding of ISIS ahead of March public release.

Collaboration with China Is Critical to Achieving Climate Goals

November 15, 2019

SEAS Assistant Professor John Helveston published a commentary urging international cooperation on the development of low carbon energy technologies.