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Colonials in National Races

Colonials in National Races

ell Democratic Sen.-elect Tammy Duckworth, M.A. ’92, unseated Republican Mark Kirk to earn a seat in the U.S. Senate. Tuesday marked an important day for GW alumni who won their respective Congressional races across the country. Five George Washington University alumni have been newly-elected or re-elected to seats in Congress following Tuesday’s general election. Rep.

GSPM Alumni Talk Working on Capitol Hill, Tips for Job Seekers

Graduate School of Political Management alumni said the key for students to make it on Capitol Hill is careful job research, networking and a positive attitude. As current and former House of Representatives chiefs of staff, these four alumni have seen hundreds of well-educated internship candidates and entry-level job seekers make common mistakes. “You would

SMPA Alumna Pushes Journalistic Boundaries

Hard work, diverse academic training, and a solid support system from her alma mater has pushed Jayne Orenstein SMPA ’11 to deliver Emmy Award-winning videojournalism for the Washington Post. In particular it was her digital media work on professional ballerina Misty Copeland  and her work on First and 17, a 13-episode mini-series that follows top

A Gathering of Colonials: Public Discourse on the Presidential Election

Hear ye! Hear ye! On Wednesday, March 9, Boston area alumni convened at the Lenox Hotel to enjoy a rousing discourse about the state of the 2016 Presidential campaign. Moderated by WGBH News Director Kate McCarthy Zachry, ESIA BA ’01, attendees were treated to a lively discussion between Professor Emily Thorson, professor of political science

Dana Bash, BA ’93, Promoted to CNN Chief Political Correspondent

Longtime CNN correspondent Dana Bash, CCAS/SMPA BA ’93, has a new role at the cable news channel. The George Washington University graduate was promoted to chief political correspondent on Monday. Dana will serve as CNN’s lead correspondent covering the Republican primary and Capitol Hill. She also will participate in the questioning of candidates at the Sept.

Do We Know Each Other?

The news segment ends, and the host has a question for her guest analysts: Is it possible they know each other? Tony Sayegh and Sally Kohn laugh. They get this a lot, and for good reason. They have a rapport on the air—a mixture of affection and banter—and have appeared on TV together before, Tony as

Double Alumnus Runs for Seat in MN House

Making a difference in the world is common goal for many in the GW community—including Jon Tollefson, ESIA BA ’05, MA ’08, who recently announced that he is running for a seat in the Minnesota House of Representatives. Tollefson is running to succeed retiring State Representative John Benson in Minnesota House District 44B, which represents

Double Alumna Named PR Person to Watch

If you keep tabs on the national political scene, you probably know that Megan Whittemore, CCAS BA ’08, GSPM MS ’10, is the Press Secretary for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (who is also a GW graduate). Whittemore recently made headlines again when PR News included her on the “2013 PR People to Watch” list.