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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.




Morgan Bryant

Morgan Bryant

BA '18, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences

"I think especially just living in D.C., it's an incredible place to be for our age. There's just so many opportunities and places to see and go and I think that's what I'll remember most."

The Engaged Liberal Arts in Action

Doctoral Thesis in Three Minutes

Columbian College PhD students stepped up to a speed-challenge in the college’s second Three Minute Thesis Competition. Human Paleobiology's Kimberly Foecke won first prize.

Physics, Professionally Speaking

Alexander van der Horst’s redesigned capstone course equips physics students with the oral, written and ethical expertise needed to succeed in 21st-century careers.


Mission: Rescue the Bay

Biology’s Keryn Gedan leads her student researchers into the Eastern Shore marshes of the Chesapeake Bay, where sea level is rising at three times the global average.


In The News

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Ghosts of the Coast: Artists and Scientists Bring ‘Ghost Forests’ to Life

Biology’s Keryn Gedan and her student researchers joined artists and scientists on Virginia’s Eastern Shore to draw attention to “ghost forests,” eerie indicators of climate change along the Chesapeake Bay.
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New Mourning: How COVID Is Altering the Way We Grieve

From Zoom funerals to socially distanced memorials, the coronavirus has transformed end-of-life rituals. Anthropology professors and students are examining the new ways we say goodbye.
Reem Bahr, Isabella Rosa Guastaferro, Sofia Wahba and Ellie Flory

Student Writers Explore ‘New World’

How has the COVID crisis changed the world for students and their families? First-year students in Assistant Professor of Writing Christy J. Zink’s seminar shared their journal reflections on the challenges of living in “Our New World,” from confronting fears to finding new inspirations.