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President LeBlanc's first day on campus

LeBlanc Marks First Day as GW President

LeBlanc Marks First Day as GW President

The coming weeks will include meetings and events with members of the university community as Tom LeBlanc and his wife, Anne, settle into their new home on campus. As Tom LeBlanc began his tenure Tuesday as the 17th president of the George Washington University, more than 100 GW community members gathered to greet him, with

ESIA Alumna Shares Experiences from the Negotiating Table

Winter in Moscow is relentlessly cold, as Wendy Cutler, ESIA BA ’79, learned when she spent her GW semester abroad in the capital of what was then the Soviet Union. Her time in Moscow also coincided with the Cold War. “It was a “rough semester, frankly,” Wendy says, with a hint of a smile. But

Milken Institute SPH Alumna: Bhakthi Sahgal, MPH ’15

“Invest in new experiences that will not only provide you with enhanced skills but varying perspectives. Being able to look at an issue from multiple viewpoints will help you become a stronger advocate, leader, and contributor.”—Bhakthi Sahgal, MPH ’15   Health policy alumna shares insights into her journey through the Milken Institute SPH and how it

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Meet the New GW Alumni Association President

CEO and author Dr. Venessa Marie Perry, M.P.H. ’99, is the GW Alumni Association’s first African American president. Venessa Marie Perry, the first African American president of the George Washington Alumni Association, began her tenure at the annual GWAA meeting on June 8, taking over from Jeremy Gosbee, B.A. ’98, M.B.A. ‘02. Dr. Perry, M.P.H.

Alumni Highlights in Spring 2017 Issue of GW Magazine

Spring 2017 issue of GW Magazine features alumni who innovate and entertain. Yvonne Orji at the Gates The alumna is a co-star on HBO’s ‘Insecure’ and on the verge of breaking through to the big time. Indelible Ink A new book pays homage to chefs’ tattoos.   A Vision of the Future Alumna Shilpa Rose

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

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Making History: The Campaign for GW Surpasses $1 Billion Goal

More than 65,000 donors propelled the university’s largest-ever fundraising initiative, which will end June 30. George Washington University Board of Trustees Chair Nelson Carbonell and President Steven Knapp announced Friday at the Senior Class Toast that Making History: The Campaign for GW has surpassed its $1 billion fundraising goal more than a year ahead of

GW Alumni bring Mediterranean flavors to a national audience

Pita, falafel, spicy lamb meatballs, and tzatziki: you’ll find all these and more at CAVA, the Washington-area fast-casual spot that’s been serving balanced and craveable Mediterranean cuisine since 2011. Described as “flavorful and healthy,” CAVA’s extensive menu includes customizable meals from Saffron Basmati Rice grain bowls to pita with seasonal soups. The company also has

John P. Richardson, ESIA MA ’64, has traveled the world – and come back home to tell a D.C. story

In 1960, fresh out of college, John boarded a prop plane bound for Hawaii. There, he taught at the Punahou School on Oahu, where Barack Obama would one day earn his high school degree. The mix of cultures in the Hawaiian archipelago appealed to John, and a career that included two decades as a CIA operative

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