Campus

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Newest Class of Graduates Join Alumni Community

On a blustery but sunny Sunday morning, more than 6,400 graduates joined the GW alumni family, now 275,000 strong worldwide. As estimated 25,000 members of the GW community—graduates, friends, family, faculty and staff, and fellow alumni—gathered on the National Mall for the university’s 191st Commencement, which was highlighted by blue skies and high winds, remarks

Business

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Alumni Net Surprising Returns as NVC Volunteers

  The GW New Venture Competition (NVC) creates a platform for GW students to develop, test, and launch startup ventures. A thrill for the students, yes, but with the final round scheduled for April 19, this intense competition also inspires seasoned professionals to enjoy fresh thinking, youthful energy, and the entrepreneurial spirit. Remember how much

Entertainment

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GW Senior Selected with 6th Overall Pick in WNBA Draft

As many have predicted since her breakout junior season with the Colonials in 2014-15, two-time Honorable Mention All-American Jonquel Jones was selected sixth overall by the Los Angeles Sparks in the first round of the 2016 WNBA Draft on Thursday evening. Jones was later traded to the Connecticut Sun. GW’s first-ever first round pick, Jones finished

Politics

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A Gathering of Colonials: Public Discourse on the Presidential Election

Hear ye! Hear ye! On Wednesday, March 9, Boston area alumni convened at the Lenox Hotel to enjoy a rousing discourse about the state of the 2016 Presidential campaign. Moderated by WGBH News Director Kate McCarthy Zachry, ESIA BA ’01, attendees were treated to a lively discussion between Professor Emily Thorson, professor of political science

Lifestyle

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Alumni Go the Distance for Fellow Colonial

“It was typical of Pete to be thinking of the change he could create for others,” says Colleen Hoffman of her brother, Peter Hoffman, SEAS BS ’08. “He was energetic, outgoing, and generous.” Only months after graduating from the GW School of Engineering and Applied Science, Peter was diagnosed with stage 4 tongue cancer. While

Tech

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Alumna Leads Class in Analyzing Churchill Planner Entries

The calendar entry in Winston Churchill’s engagement diary—written in italicized shorthand and faded black ink—reads: “6:00 Gen. Sikorski (Private Door).” The date: Nov. 14, 1939. Churchill is first lord of the Admiralty, a position he will hold for a scant eight months before becoming British prime minister. Władysław Sikorski is prime minister of the Polish

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