Recent Undergraduate Student News

Jennifer Curt (Photo: Logan Werlinger)

Student’s Recovery Story Steers Peers On Sober Track

February 09, 2017

Jennifer Curt battled alcoholism and depression on her way to a sober life. Now as an advocate with the peer-to-peer Students for Recovery, she’s helping others cope with their own struggles.

Tara Scully and students Diana Kussainova and Hannah Finkel with oyster shells

Saving the Bay, One Oyster at a Time

October 13, 2016

From research on herbicide poisoning to shell conservation efforts for repopulating marine life, Columbian College students are on a mission to revive an ecosystem of oysters in the Chesapeake Bay.

Lincoln Mondy

'Black Lives/Black Lungs' Matter

May 10, 2016

When political science major Lincoln Mondy learned of the tobacco industry’s decades-old strategy to target African American communities, he took action—and took up a camera.

Jennifer Nichols

Finding the Perfect Internship Match

April 13, 2016

How do seemingly good internships go bad? In her award-winning survey, senior psychology major Jennifer Nichols revealed the secrets to a happy internship experience.

Freshman Soyeon Park leads fourth graders in a science lesson at Maury Elementary School in Washington, D.C.

GWTeach Takes STEM Students Back to School

March 10, 2016

Pairing a STEM-focused curriculum with hands-on teaching experience in D.C. schools, the cross-disciplinary GWTeach Program is training tomorrow’s educators to step into classrooms today.

Sydney Goldstein and her mentor, Professor Melissa Keely (Photo: Zach Marin)

Student Research Scales Green Building

March 10, 2016

A passion for research lifted environmental studies major Sydney Goldstein to new heights of green building policy as part of a Luther Rice Fellowship-winning project.

Pariera’s class on Sexual Communications

Let’s Talk About Sex

November 11, 2015

Embarrassed. Awkward. Uncomfortable. That’s how most of us feel when we talk about sex. But in Katrina Pariera’s new course on Sexual Communications, all topics are on the table, and what’s said in class, stays in class.

Senior Maz Obuz and Elliot School graduate Evan Young, BA ’15

From Cross-Disciplinary Study to the Slums of India, Students’ Business Plan is Changing Lives

October 14, 2015

Maz Obuz and Evan Young transformed a classroom assignment into a business blueprint for solving the world’s sanitation crisis. After winning the GW Upstart D-Prize and a GW New Venture Competition award, they traveled to India with a plan to restore health and dignity to the slums of Dharavi.

The choir performs at Church of St. Casimir in Vilnius, Lithuania.

On Baltic Tour, Choir Hits all the Right Notes

June 10, 2015

From churches and castles in Lithuania to villages, town squares and an orphanage in Estonia, the GW Music Department’s Tour Choir brought their mix of spirituals, standards and sing-alongs to the Baltics.

Collage of students

Student Reflections

June 10, 2015

Columbian College students share a wealth of special experiences on campus, in the classroom and throughout the community. As the academic year drew to a close, they paused to share what they like best about GW.