Fundraising campaign total reaches $740 million

After making serious strides toward reaching its goal of $1 billion, donations to GW’s largest-ever fundraising campaign have grown by $25 million since February, now up to a $740 million total.

After time spent out of the public eye, former mayor returns to a smaller spotlight

Ever since the former D.C. mayor left office in January, Gray has kept a low profile, concentrating on his personal life and fixing up his house, which is in the Hillcrest neighborhood in Ward 7. But now he is beginning to return to the public spotlight, dispensing advice to those seeking it on politics, leadership and even public school reforms.

Drawing on past experiences, Tim Cook advises graduates to live by their morals

Even though the Apple CEO’s Commencement address at Sunday’s University-wide Commencement was riddled with references to his tech company, his speech centered on encouraging graduates to do well, do good and find their own “north stars” to guide them through some of life’s hardest questions.

Financial aid pool swells with more students to support

The Board of Trustees approved roughly $182 million for undergraduate students’ financial aid Friday, an increase of about 6.5 percent from last year and part of the largest expansion in financial aid funds the University has signed off on in six years.

First-year law student remembered for friendly demeanor, willingness to help

James McFadden didn’t have much time for hobbies, his mother said. He was always too busy helping out anyone who asked.

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After 18 years of service, SMPA professor retires to 'third chapter' of life

After an 18-year stint at GW, a professor at the School of Media and Public Affairs is retiring to start what he called the third chapter of his life.

Renovation plans approved for historic Thaddeus Stevens school

D.C.’s historical preservation board approved the designs for the renovation of the Thaddeus Stevens school last month, with the hope of opening the school as soon as 2018.

Construction and renovation budget increases 12 percent for next fiscal year after Board vote

GW’s budget to finance renovation and construction projects has increased by nearly 12 percent for next fiscal year, the Board of Trustees announced Friday.

Experts say incoming UPD chief brings skills to bridge gap between campus and city police

Experts say that her experience in the city police force in Pittsburgh could help Brackney fill the communication gap between UPD and the Metropolitan Police Department, a problem that has led to dangerous communication errors between the departments in the past.

New faculty grant program aimed at improving student job opportunities

Professors can now apply to receive funding from the University’s Career Services, a program created by a massive donation by a trustee to the center.

University names new senior associate provost in effort to expand global reputation

An associate dean from the Elliott School of International Affairs will take the helm of a newly created international position in the provost’s office, the latest in a series of moves GW has taken to expand its global reach.

Archaeology professor designs first online companion course for field work in Kenya

Visualized: D.C. and your relationship status

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Repurposed train cars make an otherworldly art exhibit

The spaces are called portals, a multidisciplinary art and technology project that will be in Woodrow Wilson Plaza from June 6 through June 21.

Gloria's Pupuseria: El Salvadoran food without frills

It was clear we had left behind a city known for its trendy eateries and entered a hub of Latin American culture, frequented more often by locals than by tourists.

Staff Editorial: Stay tuned: Stories to keep watching this year

It’s tempting to block the University from our minds, but you should keep these issues on your radar while you’re lounging at the pool or fetching coffee as an intern this summer.

Andrew Costello: Make the results of course evaluations available to students

If students had as much information about classes and professors as possible while making their course selections, many of the problems that they experience with professors could be alleviated.

Familiar faces share their favorite college memories

Thankfully, our favorite college memories stay with us. This week, we asked some of GW’s administrators and professors to share some of theirs.

Dan Grover: Focus on opportunities to support the arts

As students, we need to encourage the University to host more events in support of the arts, and get more involved in the already existing communities on our campus.

Dan Rich | Contributing Photo Editor

A trustee, shaped by lessons learned on the field, helps build GW's field of dreams

Ave Tucker, a longtime supporter of the GW School of Business, turned his support of GW towards the athletic department with a $1 million donation in October, in part to enhance one of the country’s best college baseball facilities.

Smith Center staple leaves behind 'G-dub' legacy

Ed Metz, a 30-year-old reject cheerleader turned to rooting on the sidelines, and became an institution at Smith Center.

Preview: Baseball, with big goals, hosts A-10 tournament for first time

Though teams like Saint Louis may have more experience than the youth-laden Colonials, there’s a lot of parity in the tournament teams and the squad seems to buy into the belief that they have what it takes to win.


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    Commencement 2015

    The George Washington University graduates of the class of 2015 gathered on the National Mall for the annual commence...

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    Senior Send-Off

    Seniors recollected their favorite GW memories and the opportunities they wish they took advantage of during their fo...

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    Yoga on the Mall

    feature=youtu.be Hundreds flocked to the Washington Monument to attend three hours of free yoga at Yoga on the Mall, ...