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Xolela Mangcu

Shadows of Apartheid

Twenty-five years after apartheid, Xolela Mangcu is writing the first African-authored biography of Nelson Mandela—and urging young people to continue fighting injustice.

Learning & Discovery

A ghost forest of trees stripped of their bark by salt and sun.

Sea-Rise Threatens Rural Land

Flooded cities aren’t the only dangerous consequence of rising sea levels. A new study by Keryn Gedan highlights the threat that climate change poses to rural land.

Student Spotlight

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Congratulations, Graduates!

Columbian College graduates received a celebratory sendoff at the Smith Center during Commencement weekend. Relive the memories through videos and photos!

 


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    Graduation Celebrations

    2019 CCAS Celebration Recap

    With faculty, friends and family looking on, the Class of 2019 received a celebratory sendoff as they embrace both the opportunities and challenges that lay ahead.


 


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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

 

58 majors, 62 minors | 16 graduate certificates, 51 master's degrees, 28 doctoral degrees

 

495+ full-time faculty. 8,200 students.

 

76,000+ Columbian College alumni living in all 50 states and 120+ countries

 

 

 


 

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