GWAA President-elect Jeremy Gosbee, left, and Elliott School Dean Michael Brown, right, present Dae-Whan Chang with the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award. (William Atkins/GW Today)

Dae-Whan Chang, ESIA MA ’76, Receives GW’s Alumni Achievement Award

Dae-Whan Chang, ESIA MA ’76, chair and publisher of the South Korean-based Maekyung Media Group, was honored Wednesday with the university’s Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest annual recognition given by the George Washington Alumni Association to a GW graduate. An alumnus of the Elliott School of International Affairs, Dr. Chang is one of South



GW Mag Bonus Content: GW Alumni & 2U Aim to Disrupt Learning Curve

One of the best parts of interviewing GW alumni is hearing how passionate they are about their time at the university and the things they are accomplishing today. One of the hardest parts is not being able to include every thought, feeling, anecdote, or insight in the final story. This was especially the case when


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GW Poet Carves Her Way With Words

At eight years old, Elizabeth Acevedo, BA ’10, had written her first poem describing the unanswered questions of the universe: why dolphins were peaceful and humans were not. She knew then as a first grader that she could make sense of the world through writing and performing. “Poetry for me was inspired from a need


Sally Kohn, left, and Tony Sayegh graduated from GW in 1998, then went nearly 15 years without seeing each other before reconnecting on a Fox News show.

Do We Know Each Other?

The news segment ends, and the host has a question for her guest analysts: Is it possible they know each other? Tony Sayegh and Sally Kohn laugh. They get this a lot, and for good reason. They have a rapport on the air—a mixture of affection and banter—and have appeared on TV together before, Tony as



When a 5K is More Than 3.1 Miles

At 8:30 AM on Saturday, April 18, my mother and I were too distracted pinning on our race bibs to notice three fellow participants stroll by wearing matching, bright yellow t-shirts. Others soon followed until before we knew it, we found ourselves next to a group more than 20 strong, all wearing the same distinctive


Adrienne Borges, a veteran data analyst in Bode’s Human Identification Group, solves mysteries for international governments, police departments, and families searching for lost loved ones.

Alumna Solves Real-Life Forensics Mysteries

When Adrienne Borges, CCAS MS ’06, arrives for work at the Bode Technology Group’s Cellmark Forensics Lab in Lorton, Virginia, she dons her white coat and safety goggles and examines her workload. It could be a drop of blood discovered at a D.C. crime scene or a brittle bone chip from a skeleton found in