GW Today Archives

Browse past GW Today articles in our archives.

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.

youth sports research

New Study Dispels Myths about What Makes Youth Sports Fun

November 14, 2019

Girls and boys alike say trying your best and working hard—as opposed to winning—are key to having fun.

High-Impact Research Strategic Planning Committee to Host Second Public Forum

November 11, 2019

The forum will be held from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday at the Milken Institute School of Public Health.

Christian Mac Manning

Have You Met...Christian 'Mac' Manning?

November 11, 2019

The program manager for Military & Veteran Services aims to make GW a home for its military student community.

Diversity Summit

Actress MJ Rodriguez Shares How to Live Boldly

November 11, 2019

During the fifth annual Diversity Summit, keynote speaker MJ Rodriguez, who stars in Pose on FX, discussed how she learned to be proud of her identity.

SMPA 2020 election preview

Looking Forward to the 2020 Election

November 11, 2019

Political analysts discuss President Trump’s chances of re-election and Democrats’ appeal to a polarized electorate.