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Historian Christopher Brick records the Intervals podcast at an office desk

Failing Grade: Are Americans Flunking Historical Literacy?

Why do Americans believe historical myths? And are they a threat to democracy? History’s Christopher Brick has a lesson plan to raise our humanities IQ.


Journalist Claritza Jiménez

Alumna Pictures Digital Diversity

Video journalist Claritza Jiménez, BA ’05, often struggled to find diverse online images. Her newest venture is trying to solve that problem—in front of the camera and behind it.
Assistant Professor of Public Policy and Public Administration Lang (Kate) Yang co-authored a first-of-its kind study of the imp

Study: School Shootings Shatter Communities

In a first-of-its-kind study, TSPPPA’s Lang (Kate) Yang uncovered the hidden toll of decades of school shootings as higher-income families move away from communities struggling with stigma.


Lynn Westwater

Can Classics Teach COVID Lessons?

For her Pandemic Literature class, Lynn Westwater scoured classic novels and centuries-old chronicles for stories that reflect today’s struggles.

Melani McAlister

Archival Project Tells GW’s COVID Story

American Studies’ Melani McAlister and a team of students are collecting interviews with the GW community to create a historical archive of pandemic experiences.


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Assessing the Pandemic's Long-Term Impact

As a part of GW's Bicentennial Celebration, Dean Paul Wahlbeck moderated a panel of faculty experts to discuss the impact of COVID-19 and the challenges ahead.



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