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Portrait of Thomas J. LeBlanc by Peter Waddell.

President Emeritus Thomas J. LeBlanc Portrait Shows ‘A Man of His Time’

LeBlanc returned to GW for the unveiling of this work by artist Peter Waddell, depicting the former president during the revitalization of Thurston Hall.

Tanya Vogel

Athletics Director Tanya Vogel to Depart GW

A GW Hall of Fame member, former head coach and triple alumna, Vogel will leave a lasting impact on athletics, university communities.

Girl with cap that says Class of 2024, this girl is non stop holding a golden doodle

2024 Commencement on the National Mall in Photos

Members of GW's Class of 2024 and their guests filled the grounds of the Washington Monument to celebrate the completion of their academic journeys at GW.

Jen Psaki speaking at podium.

‘Perfect is Boring’: Jen Psaki Inspires Graduates to Embrace Mistakes

The MSNBC host and former White House press secretary headlined a joyous Commencement ceremony for the Class of 2024 on the National Mall.

Class of 2024

Live From the Mall: Members of the Class of 2024 Share Favorite GW Memories on Commencement Day

Graduates discussed the opportunities that came with going to college in the nation’s capital, learning from phenomenal faculty members, creating community with one another and more.

Honorary Degree recipients 2024 Vincent Gray and Jon Ledecky.

Vincent C. Gray, Jon Ledecky to Receive Honorary Doctor of Public Service Degrees

Gray, a former mayor of D.C. and GW alumnus, and Ledecky, an entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist, will be honored at Commencement on the National Mall.

At left, Gina Adam and NAGS president Joshua Barker; at right, Rohini Ganjoo

GW Student and Faculty Members Win Prizes at Regional NAGS Event

Two professors were lauded for teaching and doctoral student for encore presentation of thesis at hyper speed.

Commencement 2024 preview

Commencement Week 2024 Know Before You Go

From tips on where to eat to transportation recommendations to security guidance, find out details of GW’s signature event celebrating its graduating students.

Campus Rooftops

GW to Restructure Academic Medical Enterprise Leadership

Changes will provide full-time leadership for both the Medical Faculty Associates and School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

keynote speaker was Kristi Pullen Fedinick, associate professor in environmental health at the GW Milken Institute School of Public Health

GW Researchers Engage with Area Science Journalists and Communicators

University experts discussed environmental racism and the ethics of AI in journalism at the D.C. Science Writers Association Professional Development Day.

2024 Cafritz Awards winners

Dedication and Innovation Celebrated at the 21st Annual Calvin Cafritz Awards Gala

The GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation honored distinguished D.C. government employees.

Ward 7 candidates forum at Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church

GW Hosts Candidates Forum for Ward 7 D.C. Council Seat

Ten people seeking to succeed retiring Council member Vincent Gray, B.A. ’64, answered questions at the Pennsylvania Avenue Baptist Church.

Grace Truslow

GW Recipient of Truman Scholarship Wants to Champion Environmental Equity

Grace Truslow, a recipient of the 2024 Truman scholarship, wants to channel her passion for environmental advocacy with a career in green energy and infrastructure.

2024 Faculty Honors awards

GW Distinguished Faculty and Graduate Teaching Assistants Honored at 14th Annual Faculty Honors Ceremony

Awardees were recognized for excellence in teaching, research, scholarship and service.

Jen Psaki

MSNBC Host and Former White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki to Deliver GW’s 2024 Commencement Address

The keynote by the former Obama and Biden administration adviser and host of MSNBC’s “Inside with Jen Psaki” will headline the Commencement ceremony on the National Mall.


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