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Elliott School Alumna Reveals the Narrative of American Muslims

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

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

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