Mentorship Program Teams Up Former and Current Student-Athletes

On the morning of an important GW soccer game, a contractor turned off the electricity and Brian Hoppy, CCAS BS ’90, missed his alarm – and the team bus. He borrowed his roommate’s car, drove to the game, and met his coach in the locker room. “Coach looked at me and said, ‘I knew you’d


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“Made with Mucho Amor”: Alumna Shares Journey Behind Azulina Brand

In 2012, Melissa Moriarty, CCAS BA ’07, was living and working in Medellín, Columbia, and in need of a wedding present for her best friend—that’s when she stumbled upon a family-owned shop in the nearby small town of El Carmen. She fell in love with the gorgeous, hand-painted blue and white pottery at first sight,



GW Alum, Bulls Owner Elected to HOF

Chicago Bulls owner and chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, GWSB BA ’57, was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Monday. Reinsdorf, who oversaw six Michael Jordan-led championship teams in the 1990s, will be enshrined along with nine members of the Class of 2016, including Shaquille O’Neal, Allen Iverson, and current Michigan State head coach Tom Izzo. “This is



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


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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


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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