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U.S. Sen. Tammy Duckworth Urges Graduates ‘to Get in the Arena’

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

Students, Alumni Gather at 5th Annual Pelton Design Competition

On Wednesday, May 14, the School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) hosted the 5th annual Pelton Senior Design Competition and Senior-Alumni BBQ. The event is made possible by an endowed fund—The Pelton Award for Outstanding Senior Project—from former SEAS faculty member Joe Pelton. Held annually the Wednesday before graduation, the event showcases the best

Meet Six Awesome Student Employees

Did you know that April 13 – 19 is National Student Employment Week? This annual event is dedicated to recognizing the significant impact that student employees make on campus and in the surrounding community—something that makes a big difference at GW. Student employees are a crucial part of GW’s culture. Students work across campus in

Alumni & Philanthropy Day: Students Say “Thanks!”

On April 8, hundreds of GW students stopped by Kogan Plaza for Alumni & Philanthropy Day, an annual celebration that recognizes philanthropy and lifelong involvement at GW. Co-sponsored by the Division of Development and Alumni Relations, the 2014 Senior Class Gift committee and The Colonial Ambassadors, the event gives students a chance to thank the

Alumna Mentors Students as GW Guest Artist

A group of GW’s student dancers will soon take to the stage for their Spring DanceWorks concert—and alumna Chriselle Tidrick, CCAS BA ’94, has a little something to do with it. Tidrick, founder and artistic director of the NY-based Above and Beyond Dance company, is currently serving as a Spring 2014 guest artist in GW’s

American Studies Dept. Honors Emeritus Professors

On Wednesday, Feb. 19, GW’s Columbian College of Arts and Sciences’ Department of American Studies hosted a reception and lecture for alumni and faculty to honor two emeritus professors, James O. Horton and John Vlach. Melani McAlister, chair of the department, kicked off the evening by announcing the launch of the Horton-Vlach Fund for American

How Great is That? Alumna Ina Garten Returns to Campus

Cooking show host and GW alumna, Ina Garten, GWSB ’76–host of the Food Network show “Barefoot Contessa”–recently returned to to campus for an interview with The Washington Post food editor. Our friends at GW Today were onhand to catch the action: For 12 years, millions of Americans have welcomed Ina Garten into their homes through

From Student to Faculty: Meet Dr. Elanah Uretsky

GSEHD alumna Karen Norris recently profiled Dr. Elanah Uretsky, a ’97 grad who now happens to call GW home for a different reason: she’s a member of the faculty. Read on to learn about Uretsky’s areas of expertise in public health and anthropology: Dr. Elanah Uretsky, ESIA MA ’97, earned a master’s in East Asian

GW President’s Medal Ceremony to Honor Alumnus

Swiss Consul Carl Lutz, CCAS ’24, launched the largest rescue operation of World War II and is credited with saving 62,000 Jews from Nazi death camps. Born in Walzenhausen, Switzerland, Lutz served 20 years in various Swiss posts in the United States before receiving assignments in the Middle East and Eastern Europe. He graduated from