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Social Media Disinformation Discredits Democratic Elections

July 06, 2020

A virtual forum hosted by GW’s Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics explored how online disinformation contributes to voting suppressions and undermines elections.

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Dissecting the Supreme Court Decision on DACA

June 24, 2020

The executive director of GW’s Cisneros Institute answers questions about what the court’s ruling means for DACA recipients.

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Social Media Companies Profiting from Misinformation

June 19, 2020

A virtual forum hosted by GW’s Institute for Data, Democracy and Politics explored harm caused by online disinformation related to COVID-19 and social media regulation. 

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DC Adopts GW Law Professor’s Model Legislation on Police Use of Force

June 12, 2020

The D.C. Council unanimously passed a package of emergency police reform legislation that includes Cynthia Lee’s model legislation on police use of force.

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Black Lives Matter Protests Continue in D.C.

June 09, 2020

The 13 consecutive days of protests in the District centered around Lafayette Square, the most recent of which took place on newly christened Black Lives Matter Plaza

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Legal Experts Examine Trump's Attacks on the Inspectors General

June 04, 2020

A GW Law expert panel discussed the president’s recent removal of inspectors general, acts criticized as opening the door to corruption in this and future administrations. 

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Reflections on the Past Week

June 01, 2020

GW faculty and administrators shared memories, reactions to the recent spate of deaths and racial profiling incidents involving black Americans.

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GW Alumni Boost Ventilator Production for COVID-19 Relief

May 29, 2020

Three GW alumni executives at Ventec Life Systems have partnered with General Motors to produce more ventilators amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Family Violence Increases during Pandemic

May 29, 2020

GW Law professor Joan S. Meier is documenting how COVID-19 is affecting families around the country. 


Concerns About Cybersecurity Increase During COVID-19

May 20, 2020

Diana Burley, GSEHD professor and global cybersecurity expert, gives tips for avoiding phishing and website scams during the crisis.

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Michigan’s Top Doctor First Combined Science and Policy at GW

May 15, 2020

Joneigh S. Khaldun, MD, MPH ’13, is leading Michigan’s public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Q & A: How Does COVID-19 Highlight Health Disparities?

April 30, 2020

Milken Institute SPH researcher Wendy Ellis discussed how the coronavirus pandemic impacts people differently along race and poverty lines.

GW Recognizes Federal Workers for Exceptional Contributions to Public Service

April 23, 2020

Government employees who track influenza, find invisible blood at crime scenes and make the world’s most accurate clock are among those honored with the annual Flemming Award.

Virtual Town Hall Examines Anti-Asian Racism

April 20, 2020

The session suggested strategies for combating racist acts against Asians and Asian Americans.

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COVID-19 ‘Played Out Exactly as We Predicted’

April 20, 2020

“Mindhunter” co-author Mark Olshaker, CCAS B.A. ’72, also co-wrote the bestselling “Deadliest Enemy: Our War Against Killer Germs” in 2017.