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Two-time alumnus Al Nadel talks Watergate and the importance of giving back

Imagine it’s 1972. You’re a GW Law student. The Watergate scandal is breaking all over the news — and the White House and Democratic National Committee headquarters are both a few blocks away from the law school. All of a sudden, two government agents burst into one of your classes. “My law school classmate David

Alumna brings instruments to India

On a recent day last month, Marielena Faria, ESIA BA ’13, stopped by the Elliott School to update us on her career and tell us about her latest project, Hearts 4 Harmony (H4H). The project aims to bring instruments donated by children in the United States to children in an underdeveloped corner of northern India. Many

Colonials Weekend 2017 Highlights

GW hosted Colonials Weekend October 19-22, 2017, bringing thousands of alumni, families, students, and friends to campus. On Thursday night, eight alumni received the Alumni Achievement Award, the highest honor bestowed upon a graduate by the university and the George Washington Alumni Association. The weekend continued with a kickoff party; Colonial Madness in celebration of

Hear from the Eight Recipients of the Alumni Achievement Award

Annual event recognizes the accomplishments of some of the university’s most distinguished alumni. The university honored the accomplishments of eight of its alumni at the 81st annual Alumni Achievement Awards on Thursday, kicking off this year’s unified Colonials Weekend for alumni, students, family and friends. George Washington University President Thomas LeBlanc said in opening remarks that although he has

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,

Regional Volunteer Spotlight: Sarah Gibson

Sarah Gibson, CCAS BA ’07 GW Boston Alumni Network Co-Chair VOLUNTEER POSITION: I am a Co-Chair of the GW Boston Alumni Network. We plan about 8-10 events annually for Boston area alumni. ACTIVITIES AT GW: STAR, University Events student employee, WRGW Radio staff WHY DID YOU DECIDE TO VOLUNTEER YOUR TIME AND GIVE BACK TO

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

President LeBlanc's first day on campus

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

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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