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Columbian College of Arts & Sciences

Making an Impact

Professor of History Dan Schwartz

Ghetto: A Word's Tortured History

In his new book, Daniel Schwartz examines the centuries-old past of the word “ghetto” and how it has come to symbolize both pain and pride.

Learning & Discovery

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Fighting Digital Disinformation

A $5 million investment from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will support a new research institute to fight the rise of distorted information online.

Faculty Spotlight

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Welcome, New Faculty!

Columbian College welcomed 24 new full-time faculty members this year, bringing the total to 523 and strengthening disciplines across the sciences, social sciences and humanities.

 


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    New Students

    Welcome, New Students!

    We are so excited to welcome you to GW's Columbian College of Arts and Sciences (CCAS). As you get ready to join us on campus, start your planning here.


 


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  • Alexandria Cannon, BA '20 History a young black woman with curly hair in a black shirt

    Alexandria Cannon

    “Most history classes, you are in a discussion room talking about it, but with George Washington and his World, we get to take the class on his estate and relive through what he did.”

    Alexandria Cannon 
    BA '20
    History

  • George Sangiolo BS '18 a young man wearing a gray t-shirt

    George Sangiolo

    "The student body comes from very different backgrounds , and you can always find someone studying something you know nothing about.“

    George Sangiolo 
    BS '18
    Biophysics

  • Sarah Wagner, Associate Professor of Anthropology, a women with shoulder length hair wearing a tan jacket

    Sarah Wagner

    "As anthropologists, we go into communities and spend time trying to understand lived experiences. We tell people's stories. And we have an obligation to do it right"

    Sarah Wagner
    Associate Professor of Anthropology

  • Zachary Brown PhD 2027 a white man wearing a black t-shirt

    Zachary Brown

    "I chose GW because of the amazing faculty members in the department. I chose American Studies because of the relative amount of freedom the discipline provides in research."

    Zachary Brown
    PhD '27
    American Studies 

  • Debbie Wheeler, MS '84, a blonde women in a white button down shirt with a black sweater

    Debbie Wheeler

    "That degree has helped me in my entire career and I am still working with the same people I went to college with many years ago. I recommend this college to anyone"

    Debbie Wheeler
    MS '84
    Telecommunications Operations

 

59 majors, 65 minors | 17 graduate certificates, 53 master's degrees, 24 doctoral degrees

 

523 full-time faculty. 5,456 undergraduate students. 2,361 graduate students

 

81,401+ Columbian College alumni living in all 50 states and 120+ countries

 

 

 


 

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