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Colonials Weekend 2017: Thousands of Colonials Expected on Campus

Colonials Weekend 2017: Thousands of Colonials Expected on Campus

Families and alumni are welcome to participate in the 80-plus events and experiences on campus and in the D.C. area. The George Washington University will host a unified Colonials Weekend Oct. 19-22, welcoming alumni, families, students and friends to campus for academic experiences, information sessions, student performances, class reunions and fun. Advance registration is closed,

Milken Institute SPH Alumnus Works to Improve Water Safety

GW Alumnus, Robert Steiner, MPH ’00, is a water expert, entrepreneur, and investor. When asked to describe himself, he says, “I’m a mixture of Forest Gump, Walter Mitty, and Teddy Roosevelt. When you make good things happen, good things happen to you in return.” His career has been transformative in the fields of water and

Alumni Highlights in Summer 2017 issue of GW Magazine

Spring 2017 issue of GW Magazine features alumni who go out on a limb. The Adventurers In harm’s way or in the bottomless unknown, these alumni are found setting up camp, feeling out the boundaries beyond bounds and stealing imagination.   Refusing to Remain a ‘Hidden Figure’ As one of NASA’s trailblazing “human computers” in

GW to Recognize Career Achievements of Eight Alumni

The 2017 Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award recipients include Dana Bash, B.A. ’93, CNN chief political correspondent. The Oct. 19 award ceremony helps kick off Colonials Weekend. Eight George Washington University alumni will be honored this year with the Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, the highest form of recognition given annually by the university and the George

U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Urges Graduates ‘to Get in the Arena’

Sen. Duckworth, Lt. Gen. Nadja Y. West and The Washington Post Executive Editor Martin Baron received honorary degrees as 6,000 students graduated from GW.   U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) described Nov. 12, 2004, as her “alive day” during her George Washington University Commencement address Sunday on the National Mall. “It was the day I

University Honors Alumni All-Star Volunteers

Five George Washington University alumni received the Alumni Outstanding Service Award on Thursday for their volunteer efforts in support of the university. View photos from the event in the Flickr gallery. “These awards are really significant as they recognize a critically important value in our university culture, which goes back to the founding vision of

In Her Own Words: The First African-American Woman to Become a Cabinet Secretary

“In Their Own Words” is a GW Today audio feature showcasing voices of historical figures with ties to George Washington University. Every month, GW Today will bring those characters’ words to life through archival recordings or interpretations by members of the GW community. If you have a suggestion for a featured voice, let us know

Running for Peter: Annual 5K Honors GW Alumnus

On April 22, hundreds of walkers and runners will pin on racing bibs and gather at the starting line of the Oral Cancer Foundation 5k Walk/Run in Memory of Peter McGee Hoffman. But this race means a lot more than just 3.1 miles. The annual event is in its third year, and honors the memory of Peter McGee Hoffman, SEAS BS ’08. Shortly after

Shanyn Ronis, ESIA BA ’09 included on ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’

    Some people take a while to figure out what they want to be when they grow up. Not Shanyn Ronis, ESIA BA ’09. Within a few short years after graduating, she founded The Education Global Access Program (E-Gap), a global nonprofit that trains teachers in conflict zones and areas of extreme poverty. To

Elliott School Alumna Reveals the Narrative of American Muslims

An unexpected turn led Hena Khan (M.A.’97) from her career as international development consultant to successful children’s author. Khan says she recognized the work she enjoyed the most had a strong writing component, but never dreamed of becoming a published author. “I always gravitated towards the communications projects — annual reports, briefings. I liked the

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