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When Zombies Attack: The Undead Teach Students About Capitalism

May 22, 2014
A Dean's Seminar taught by American Studies professor Dara Orenstein uses the zombie apocalypse as a lens on political economy.
Michael Komo, CCAS BA ’11, GSPM MS ’12

‘I Want to Change the Culture’: Alum Supports LGBT Community

May 12, 2014
Few people find their passion at the age of 10. But for Michael Komo, CCAS BA ’11, GSPM MS ’12, a life devoted to advocacy was the clear choice.
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Planet Forward Launches New Initiatives to Increase Focus on Sustainability

May 02, 2014
Planet Forward, housed within the School of Media and Public Affairs, announced the launch of the Planet Forward University Consortium, a partnership with colleges and universities engaged with sustainability.
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In Memoriam: Clarence (Pete) Mondale

May 01, 2014
Clarence (Pete) Mondale, an emeritus professor of American Studies at GW, died at his home in Washington on May 2. He was 87. Pete taught at GW from 1965 until his retirement in 1992.
Maggie Unverzagt Goddard

Celebration Graduate Speaker Connects the Dots

May 01, 2014
What do American Studies, provocative clothing, and alien impersonations have in common? Ask Celebration graduate speaker Maggie Unverzagt Goddard.
Discovered: Oldest Flying Reptile

Discovered: Oldest Flying Reptile

May 01, 2014
An international team including Professor James Clark and his former graduate student Brian Andres, MS ’03, has discovered and named the earliest and most primitive pterodactyloid.
Mentoring Program Eases Way for First-Generation Students

Mentoring Program Eases Way for First-Generation Students

May 01, 2014
When Samantha Yakas first met with an advisor during her freshman year at GW, the counselor gave her what, in many cases, would be good advice: Take time to explore your passions, he told her.
Senior Reflections: Class of 2014 Looks Back—and Ahead

Senior Reflections: Class of 2014 Looks Back—and Ahead

May 01, 2014
As graduating seniors say goodbye to friends and faculty and prepare to embark on the next chapter of their lives, a few of them recently paused to shared their favorite Columbian College moments.