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Homee Is Where The Heart Is

Homee Is Where The Heart Is

My first apartment – like those of many millennials starting out after college – was a terrifying mix of Pinterest board ideas, IKEA constructions, and my parents’ old furniture. As a young graduate, undertaking interior design just seemed hard and expensive. It’s a common perception that three GW graduates want to change. Beatrice Fischel-Bock, CCAS BFA

Lisa Sugar Reveals the Secret to a Happy Life

It all started in a San Francisco living room in 2005, where Lisa Sugar, CCAS ’98, began fueling her passion for celebrity, fashion, and beauty by writing a blog. At first, the blog was a secret, shared only with a handful of online followers. But when her fan base started to grow, both she and her

Alumna Receives Harvard Education Award

  This past May, Jane Lee, ESIA ’08, was awarded the Harvard Graduate School of Education Intellectual Contribution/Faculty Tribute Award for the Human Development and Psychology Program. The award, which recognizes 13 students (one from each Ed.M. program), honors the recipients’ dedication to scholarship and the ways in which each student enhanced the academic life

Scopio Pays Ordinary People for Photos and Footage

  A picture is worth a thousand words only if it inspires people to linger, feel something, and pass it on. But finding that kind of picture—and securing permission to use the image online—involves a tedious search through mediocre stock photos, high-priced custom photography, and a questionable collection of shots that people are willing to

Changing the Future of Healthcare: One Alum’s Vision

Remember our Class of ’08 spotlight about double alumnus and entrepreneur Ketan Patel? Patel is the founder of Dr. Interns, a non-profit that aids health care issues in developing countries by providing medical and healthcare internships abroad. Our friends at the Luther Rice Society recently caught up with Patel to learn more about Dr. Interns

A New Take on Peter Pan, and More, from CCAS Alumna

A typical day in the office is anything but typical for Eva Price, CCAS BA ’00; on any given afternoon, you might find her stopping by a dress rehearsal for one of her shows, meeting with her creative team to troubleshoot set design, or discussing story development for a new project. And she wouldn’t have

Athletic Alums Offer “Impossible to Miss” Advertising Platform

Have you ever noticed an advertisement in an unusual location and thought it was a brilliant marketing strategy? That strategy is what drives Ezpeezy Advertising, a DC-based urban indoor advertising company that provides companies the opportunity to target and reach their audiences in uninterrupted environments. Founded by Danny Brooker, GWSB BBA ’08 and Tim Johnson,

Bundling Babies and Saving Lives: Meet Babies4Babies

Like many first-time moms-to-be, Kate Marie Grinold Sigfusson, ESIA BA ’08, is in serious preparation-mode as her due date (April 2014!) approaches.  She’s also in serious entrepreneur mode, having recently launched Babies4Babies, a luxury baby brand with a social impact mission to save lives. If you’ve ever purchased a pair of Tom’s shoes, you know

Reinventing Electric Bikes: Meet “Riide”

“Imagine if you had a vehicle you could park anywhere, didn’t require gas to fuel, and could even pass sitting cars. Imagine the time you would save. Stop imagining.” That’s the motto of the newly launched electric bike company, Riide, based in Washington, DC. Riide offers electric bikes that can be plugged into any standard

Making a Difference: How One Alum Helps San Francisco’s Youth

“Starting a new non-profit is not easy,” says Brian Gadsden, CCAS BA ’93. “I’ve seen many fail while trying to duplicate work that is already being done.” Gadsden knows something about how to make the non-profit life work; he founded the San Francisco,CA-based Urban Ed Academy (UEA), which celebrated its launch in summer 2013. Gadsden,