Two Columbian College of Arts and Sciences professors told graduating students to welcome change while planning for the future at separate back-to-back ceremonies.
Monday, May 16, 2011
Dean Doug Guthrie of the School of Business encouraged graduates to begin their futures with open minds May 13 at the school's undergraduate students celebration.
The deputy administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration delivered her remarks sharing lessons from her career path with the graduating class.
Mark Lerner told graduates of GWSB's graduate and doctoral ceremony May 13 that he still gets the chills walking onto the Washington Nationals' field.
Senior Ingmar Waterloh's father once told him he should be able to make it in the world with nothing but a toothbrush in his pocket.
The speaker at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development's graduation ceremony implored graduates to spread the news about the positive experiences.
Started three years ago by Howard University alumnus John Chambers, BloomBars offers a welcoming space for artists to learn, grow and share their work with the D.C. community.
Last year, only six students left GW with degrees in dramatic literature. Dramatic literature is one of GW's unique majors with high levels of dedication and interest.
Hamburgers in D.C. have become a district delicacy, with established and successful burger joints like Ray's Hell Burger and Good Stuff Eatery dominating the scene.
Dean of the School of Public Health and Health Services urged the school's graduates to remember their goals should be to help people live longer and happier lives. "Your GW experience does not end today. It continues from this day forward.
From freshmen to seniors, most of the student body had one common complaint all year: Gelman Library.
The University could do more to rid the Vern of the stigma of isolation that surrounds it.
A leader in the field of nursing told the School of Nursing's inaugural class May 13 they will have a hands-on role in crafting the future of health care in America.
University Provost Steven Lerman welcomed more than 270 of GW's doctoral candidates into "the community of scholars" the evening of May 12.
One question lingers in our thoughts when summer arrives, and it's legitimate: should I hook up with my ex?
This letter is in response to an article printed May 9, "Dean names second GSPM interim executive director."
Veterans who wish to pursue a graduate degree at the University will have their tuition covered because of increased contributions for the 2011-2012 academic year by Veterans Affairs.
David Dolling, dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science, extolled the strengths of its pool of students from around the world and assured the students that their degrees will be an incredible asset in their futures.
The percentage of students who submitted deposits to the University dropped by 4 points this year, capping off a year of numerically-mixed admissions.
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences hosted family, friends and colleagues in a celebration May 14.
Education and employment authority Anthony Carnevale urged graduates of the College of Professional Studies May 14 to make the most of their statuses as part of a different strain of student.
Get married. Those words were some of the pieces of advice imparted on students at the fourth annual Multicultural Senior Celebration May 14.
Supreme Court Associate Justice Elena Kagan will judge the GW Law School's longest-running moot court competition next year.
The Board of Trustees unanimously voted to stop charging seniors a $100 graduation fee at the governing body's May 13 meeting.
Alumni shared memories of their times at GW at the Legacy Reception May 13, ranging from finding love to how they have used their GW connections to launch impressive careers.
The Board of Trustees approved three new members and honored a retiring 11-year veteran of the group with trustee emeritus status in their meeting May 13.
The Graduate School of Political Management will broaden the search process for an executive director to better represent stakeholders' interests.
Rain clouds cleared as nearly 7,000 graduates took over the National Mall May 15 to collect their degrees, marking the first graduating class to have spent their entire growth at GW with University President Steven Knapp.
The University's highest governing body pledged to spend $16 million to upgrade Gelman Library over the next three years.
The Class of 2011 raised more than $77,000 for the Senior Class Gift campaign, almost a third of which will go to an emergency scholarship fund for students.
Kye Allums, the first transgender basketball player in NCAA Division I history, will likely undergo the first steps in a gender reassignment surgery this summer.
Graduates and their families gathered in a humble setting off Virginia Avenue May 14 in a celebration of faith.
The University's Board of Trustees approved $159 million in financial aid on for the coming fiscal year, a 6-percent increase from the amount allocated one year ago.
Clad in crisp white uniforms, shaking the hands of their superiors, 15 Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps graduates were commissioned as military officers in a ceremony May 13.
The Smith Center isn't just the building where Jabari Edwards and Joseph Katuka played basketball during their undergraduate careers.
Men's basketball recruit Erik Copes has asked to be released from his National Letter of Intent to play at GW, and is headed to play ball at District-based competitor George Mason.
As Craig Helmstetter's peers walked across the Smith Center's stage May 14 to receive their degrees, the senior was in Worcester, Mass. preparing to compete in his penultiamte race as a Colonial.
Graduating seniors who lived on the Mount Vernon Campus freshman year boarded the Vern Express to rekindle old friendships and say goodbye to the campus they once called home.
After four years of late-night studying, endless research and dozens of exams, nearly 200 of GW's brightest students were rewarded for their hard work and welcomed into the country's most prestigious honors society.
Medical school is a lot like changing a diaper, Craig Michael Forleiter, the student speaker at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences celebration, said. "There are many different approaches to it, but if you're not focused you may end up covered in feces," he joked.
The former Secretary of the Treasury added humor to his address at the GW Law School's Diploma Ceremony, turning anecdotes from his career into lessons for the Class of 2011.
Students honored the leadership of Michael Tapscott in a ceremony earlier this month, saying he created a better University for students of all races.
Regulatory officials shut down Wednesday three unlicensed vendors who were buying books from students and selling boxes on the Foggy Bottom Campus.