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Madeline Fraser BFA Interior Architecture

Madeline Fraser

BFA '14, Interior Architecture and Design

"There’s something to be said about the people you meet at GW, as well as the city you get to live in. You’re surrounded by people from all different walks of life, who have very inspiring backgrounds and who have interesting goals for where they want to take their life."

The Engaged Liberal Arts in Action


Sophomore Colloquia: Small Setting, Big Impact

Sophomore Taylor Stonebarger discusses her experience in Professor Jamie Cohen-Cole's course, The Nature and Culture of Children, and how it connects to her future plans.


Brittany Lewis: Historian and Pageant Winner

History PhD student Brittany Lewis competed for the Miss Black America title to raise awareness for racial justice and further her doctoral research.


Luis Suter: Arctic Explorer and Researcher

Geography master's student Luis Suter spent his summer performing research with the GW International Arctic Field Course on Permafrost & Northern Studies.


In The News

: Sophomores Maggie Moss (left) and Margaret Perron in Geography Professor Elizabeth Chacko’s Migrants and the City class.

In Engaged Liberal Arts Classes, Students Combine Scholarship With Professional Development

A new series of "Engaged Liberal Arts" courses offer Columbian College students the opportunity to pursue their academic interests while honing their professional development skills, preparing them for success in the classroom and the workplace.
From left: Hana Springer, I-Fen Tung and Marlee Grant after rehearsals.

From Taiwan, Dance Students Look to the Future

At an international dance festival in Taiwan, seniors Marlee Grant and Hana Springer became cultural arts ambassadors. Back in D.C., they are using the lessons learned abroad to vault their professional goals.
Flag of the United States meshed with flag of North Korea

Understanding North Korea

Benjamin R. Young, a Korean history PhD candidate and recent Fulbright scholar in Seoul, discusses the escalating tensions between the U.S. and North Korea and averting a nuclear collision course.