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GW Senior Selected with 6th Overall Pick in WNBA Draft

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

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

Colonials Win NIT Championship

Kevin Larsen scored 18 points, Patricio Garino added another 14, and the George Washington men’s basketball team capped off the winningest season in program history with a 76-60 victory over Valparaiso to win the National Invitation Tournament championship Thursday. It is GW’s first postseason title. The Colonials (28-10) also set a program record for wins

Show Me A Hero

SMPA alumna appears in HBO mini-series Show Me A Hero

Jessica Denson, BA SMPA ’07, appeared this summer in the HBO mini-series SHOW ME A HERO from THE WIRE creator David Simon. In it she portrays Gail Wasicsko, the sister-in-law of embattled mayor Nick Wasicsko, played by Oscar Isaac. Ms. Denson first delved into the media as a journalism major at GW, where she wrote

GW Poet Carves Her Way With Words

At eight years old, Elizabeth Acevedo, BA ’10, had written her first poem describing the unanswered questions of the universe: why dolphins were peaceful and humans were not. She knew then as a first grader that she could make sense of the world through writing and performing. “Poetry for me was inspired from a need

GW Alumni Band Featured in First Apple Watch Commercial

In a little less than two months, Apple CEO Tim Cook will take the stage to address graduates at the George Washington University’s main commencement ceremony. His company, meanwhile, already has a unique connection to GW this spring, courtesy of the soundtrack to its latest product. The first Apple Watch commercial, introducing the brand’s newest