Admissions Update

October 31, 2013

Our community has been engaged in a difficult conversation about admissions practices, and to an even greater extent, about openness and trust.

Solar Table

Student Ingenuity Fuels Sustainable Solar Table

October 30, 2013

The next time the battery on your laptop hits the red zone as you cross the Foggy Bottom Campus, stop by the Square 80 Plaza, to recharge at a student-built solar-powered table that can fuel the equivalent of eight laptops for nearly seven days.

Kogan Plaza

University Recognized for Public Service

October 30, 2013

A report from the Aspen Institute’s Impact Careers Initiative examining post-graduation employment statistics showed George Washington produces the second highest number of service professionals among national universities.

Ribbon Project

Student Veterans Offer Glimpse into Military Lifestyle

October 29, 2013

George Washington University faculty and staff members stood at attention—shoulders pulled back, hands shaped into light fists—wincing as Mitch Bent shouted orders in their faces.

Be Wiser

GW Community Members Pledge to ‘Be Wiser’

October 28, 2013

The National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week event promotes ways to create a healthier campus community.

David Kessler

David Kessler Visits University for Food Day

October 28, 2013

David Kessler, bestselling author and the former Food and Drug Administration commissioner, is credited with pioneering the FDA’s regulation of tobacco products. 

Pop Up Market

Pop-Up Produce Market Offers Healthy Eats

October 28, 2013

George Washington University students and staff volunteered at the Pop-Up Produce Market on Saturday.


A Message from President Steven Knapp

October 23, 2013

By now I hope you have had the opportunity to read the GW Today interview with Laurie Koehler, senior associate provost for enrollment management, about how the university factors financial need into its undergraduate admission decisions.


National Security Archive at GW Discovers Vietnam-Era Surveillance Targets

October 23, 2013

It’s a story ripped from a conspiracy theorist’s notebook, summoning images of men in black hats, unmarked cars, wire-tapping, documents marked “top secret” and a trail leading all the way up to the White House.

Apple Day

Urban Food Task Force Hosts Food Day

October 23, 2013

Foodies, rejoice: Thursday is Food Day, an annual celebration and nationwide movement for healthy, affordable and sustainable food.

The Fray

University Community Unites at Colonials Weekend

October 21, 2013

Colonials Weekend brought students, family and friends of the George Washington University to campus for three days filled with activities that highlighted GW pride.

Age Task Force

President Knapp Sworn Into Age-Friendly Task Force

October 21, 2013

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray, B.S. ’64, swore George Washington President Steven Knapp into the D.C. Age-Friendly Task Force on Thursday evening.


University Celebrates Grand Opening of Gelman Library’s Entrance Floor

October 21, 2013

Students, faculty, staff and parents and families visiting for Colonials Weekend celebrated the grand opening of the newly renovated entrance floor of the Estelle and Melvin Gelman Library on Friday.

Tom Foley

In Memoriam: Tom Foley

October 21, 2013

Thomas S. Foley, who served as the 57th speaker of the House of Representatives, passed away in his home on Friday. He was 84.

Small Collection

Students Conduct Research on Washingtoniana Collection

October 16, 2013

George Washington University students researching pieces from the Albert H. Small Washingtoniana Collection learned that although objects can’t talk, the questions you ask about them can reveal a plethora of new and interesting stories.