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Making an Impact

Dr. Luke Fey, BS ’13, wears an N95 mask and face shield at the New York–Presbyterian Hospital emergency room.

Alumni Physicians on the COVID Frontlines

As the coronavirus turned New York hospitals into crisis zones, Doctors Luke Fey, BS ’13, and Alexandra Cummings, BS ’14, confronted a global medical emergency.

Student Spotlight

Senior Leisha Mahajan has recruited friends, family and fellow students to help make masks for Maryland hospitals.

Students Stepping Up

Meet two Columbian College students who are making a difference in their communities through mask-making and volunteer work at a foodbank.

Read CCAS Spotlight to learn more about how our students, faculty and alumni are making a difference in the community.

 


 

Paul Wahlbeck, Interim Dean, CCAS

 

 

A Message from the Dean

In a message to the Columbian College of Arts & Sciences community, Dean Paul Wahlbeck recognizes the efforts of alumni, faculty, staff, students and parents during these challenging times. “It is important to remember,” he writes, “that we are all in this together.”


GW's Response to COVID-19

The health and safety of the GW community is a top priority for the University. GW will continue working with local, state, and federal public health officials to monitor the situation and respond appropriately. Please continue to monitor our resources for updates and information.


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