Featured Stories

Students sign a “thank you” banner for alumni donors during Alumni & Philanthropy Day. (Photo: Dave Scavone)

Alumni & Philanthropy Day: Students Say “Thanks!”

April 09, 2014

On April 8, hundreds of GW students stopped by Kogan Plaza for Alumni & Philanthropy Day, an annual celebration that recognizes philanthropy and lifelong involvement at GW.

Slave ship

Silenced By the Sea

April 01, 2014
Professor Stephen Lubkemann is part of a historic collaboration between African and American cultural institutions, and a team of international maritime archaeologists trying to raise the stories of sunken slave ships from the deep.

Understanding the Price of Freedom

April 01, 2014
In his Dean’s Scholars in Globalization history seminar on the Normandy campaign, Tom Long transports students into the lives of D-Day’s fallen soldiers. The class culminates in an emotional pilgrimage to their French gravesites. Long's students are calling the experience ‘life-changing.’
A New Take on Peter Pan, and More, from CCAS Alumna

A New Take on Peter Pan, and More, from CCAS Alumna

March 31, 2014
A typical day in the office is anything but typical for Eva Price, CCAS BA ’00; you might find her stopping by a dress rehearsal for one of her shows, meeting with her creative team to troubleshoot set design, or discussing story development for a new project.
Prof. Calvin Warren and honored emeritus faculty member Prof. John Vlach

American Studies Dept. Honors Emeritus Professors

March 21, 2014
The Columbian College Department of American Studies hosted a reception and lecture for alumni and faculty to honor two emeritus professors, James O. Horton and John Vlach.
Greta Twombly

PAF Scholarship Seeds Alumna's Bright Future

March 19, 2014
Greta Twombly had her heart set on studying at GW. Thanks to a Presidential Academic Scholarship, she was able to fulfill her dreams. Now, the political science alumna has followed her passions from campus clubs to Capitol Hill internships to national campaigns.
TSPPA Honored Professors Group

Trachtenberg School Honors Alumni, Professors

March 06, 2014
Demonstrating the school motto of “Doing Good and Doing it Well,” an enthusiastic Trachtenberg gathering celebrated alumni accomplishments and teaching excellence.

99 Problems and No Time to Worry About AIDS

March 01, 2014
Are HIV prevention-efforts failing minority communities? Lisa Bowleg and Maria Cecilia Zea argue it’s time to look at a bigger AIDS intervention picture—one that requires a broader societal lens.
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In Memoriam: William B. Griffith and Bill Chambliss

March 01, 2014
The Columbian College community notes with sorrow the passing of two revered colleagues: William B. Griffith, Elton Professor of Philosophy and Public Policy, and Bill Chambliss, Professor of Sociology.
The Smithsonian Castle

Museum Studies, Smithsonian Team Up for New Leadership Seminar

March 01, 2014
Recognizing leadership skills as fundamental to professional development, Columbian College’s Museum Studies Program and the Smithsonian Affiliations have signed an agreement to offer leadership training for museum professionals.
Emmeline Ha

Student’s Tenacity Yields Diabetes Breakthrough

March 01, 2014
Wrong turns. Botched experiments. Dead ends. It’s all part of life in the chem lab. But senior Emmeline Ha’s persistence has paid off—with a diabetes breakthrough and a Luther Rice Fellow award.
Alum Donor Macau

Donor's Gift Sparks Scholars Program for Macau Students

February 26, 2014
A gift from the parent of a Columbian College alumnus paves the way for GW to host students from the University of Macau in a newly-established scholars program.
Valentine Alum Gillian & Noah Zachary

Valentines: Gillian & Noah Zachary

February 05, 2014
Call it a Columbian College love story. Gillian & Noah Zachary met in class, dated on campus, and tied the knot as grads. Now the alumni couple are adding new layers to their GW legacies.
Lunar New Year

Lunar New Year Celebrates "Year of the Horse"

February 01, 2014
An enthusiastic and diverse crowd of faculty and students rang in the Lunar New Year to celebrate the "Year of the Horse" and GW’s commitment to global outreach and cultural exchange.

Sex, Lies & Videotape: ‘Pornoscholar’ Explodes Myths of Black Women and Adult Films

February 01, 2014
In her new book, The Black Body in Ecstasy: Reading Race, Reading Pornography, self-proclaimed ‘Pornoscholar’ Jennifer Nash explodes myths about black women and adult films.