GW Today Archives

Browse past GW Today articles in our archives.

Jose Andres

World Renowned Chef José Andrés Reintroduces Course on Food and Social Issues

July 25, 2019

The fall sustainability course is the latest in a long partnership between GW and the acclaimed chef and humanitarian.

Mark Esper

GW Alumnus Confirmed as U.S. Defense Secretary

July 23, 2019

The Senate voted to make former Trachtenberg School student Mark Esper the head of the Pentagon.


Q & A: What Walkability Means for the D.C. Area

July 23, 2019

As housing prices rise in metro areas nationwide, GWSB professor Christopher Leinberger said creating more housing is a way to improve social equity and access to opportunity.

David Patterson tooth

Changes in Human Diet Shed Light on Human Evolution

July 23, 2019

A study by CCAS researchers finds a dietary shift about 1.65 million years ago demonstrates a divergence from earlier human ancestors.

Michael Collins

Apollo 11 Astronauts: A Global Approach Should Drive Future Space Exploration

July 22, 2019

Astronauts Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin gathered with space experts at GW to mark the 50th anniversary of the moon landing.

Making and Keeping GW Information Accessible

July 22, 2019

The university has updated its policies on digital content accessibility and disability accommodations.

SPMA TV studio control room

Knight Foundation Investment to Fund Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

July 22, 2019

New interdisciplinary research institute will fight digital disinformation at a critical time.

Catherine Poulton, Gender-Based Violence in Emergencies Manager at UNICEF

First GenderPro Cohort Begins Summit

July 19, 2019

International development workers will earn a first-of-its-kind certification in the gender field.

Myrto Kampouris

SEAS Student Researches How Friction Can Prevent Earthquake Damage

July 19, 2019

Junior Myrto Kampouris, a Clare Boothe Luce Program in Undergraduate Research Award recipient, is driven by a passion for the mathematics behind architecture. 

Bernie Sanders speaks at GW

Bernie Sanders Returns to GW

July 18, 2019

The 2020 Democratic presidential candidate gave a speech on campus about his “Medicare for All” proposal.

Holding a color in mind affects the perceived color of an image. (Dwight Kravitz)

What You Think Is What You See

July 16, 2019

New research by CCAS professor Dwight Kravitz shows that perception and working memory are deeply entangled.

LGBT Health Forum

LGBT Health Forum Discusses Stonewall Riots

July 15, 2019

Journalists, activists and authors talked about the impact the 1969 Stonewall riots had on the progress of LGBTQ rights.

Students on University Yard

$10 Million in Campus Improvements Coming This Summer

July 15, 2019

The additional investment follows a review of areas in need of attention to support a community-oriented culture and benefit the student, faculty and staff experience.

GW tempietto

Message from President LeBlanc on Strategic Planning Process

July 09, 2019

The GW community’s feedback so far can be summarized in three words: “Better, not bigger,” Dr. LeBlanc writes.

GW gate

University Hires Dana Bradley as Chief People Officer

July 08, 2019

The new role will help lead a “major reorientation” that focuses on “putting people first.”