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Getting the Broadcasters Back Together

Since 1929, GW’s student-run radio station has rocked, talked, announced, and otherwise broadcast all things Colonial—and more. Originally operated by a radio club as a “radio transmitting station,” the call letters were changed from W3ACY to WRGW in 1958, and listeners can now tune in via radio, cable, and the internet. After broadcasting from multiple


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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,


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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



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