GW Honors Six With Alumni Achievement Award

The George Washington University and George Washington Alumni Association honored six graduates Thursday night at the 78th annual Alumni Achievement Awards, including an acclaimed political analyst and the CEO of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. Mark Plotkin, B.A. ’69, former political analyst for WTOP Radio, and Neil Portnow, B.A. ’71, who oversees operations for the


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Alumna’s Philadelphia Sandwich Shop Serves Italian Classics with Modern Twists

Knowing full well that restaurants are one of — if not the — toughest businesses, Nicole Marie Capp, CCAS BA ‘09 leveraged a newly minted MBA to open a sandwich shop with a Wharton classmate. And she magnified those challenges by choosing to toy with Italian classics. The shop, Matt and Marie’s — a reference


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GW Alumna to Appear on Jeopardy!

Allison Solomon, MA ESIA ’11, has always had a knack for trivia, and this August, Allison had her chance at the ultimate trivia competition, Jeopardy! The application process for the famous game show is competitive to say the least; this past January, Allison joined over 100,000 hopefuls in the nationwide online Jeopardy! exam, her third


Double Alumnus Runs for Seat in MN House

Making a difference in the world is common goal for many in the GW community—including Jon Tollefson, ESIA BA ’05, MA ’08, who recently announced that he is running for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Tollefson is running to succeed retiring State Representative John Benson in Minnesota House District 44B, which represents


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Alumnus Reaches Out to Children of Fallen Heroes

When a soldier dies, many times, a child is left behind. Angels of America’s Fallen (AoAF) was formed to support these children at the critical juncture when a parent is lost. Travis Wright, MS ‘10 and Chairman of the Board of AoAF, describes the organization’s mission as one that provides personal development and mentorship to


SEAS Alum: ‘Predictive Analytics is the Future’

Anasse Bari, SEAS MS ’10, CERT ’12, PhD ’12, a visiting professor in GW’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), is making a name for himself in the field of predictive analytics (PA); he recently co-authored the book Predictive Analytics for Dummies. Bari’s research focuses on predictive analytics with applications on social networks analytics,