Daniela Diguido

Engineering school enrolls more female undergraduates

The student and faculty gender gap in the School of Engineering and Applied Science is narrowing, as the college works to become an outlier in a field where women are vastly underrepresented. In a year when the engineering school took its largest freshman class ever, the undergraduate female population grew to 39 percent, a 3 […]

Grants given to design green courses

GW is offering cash incentives for professors to build courses to prop up the new sustainability minor. Six professors picked up grants last spring, totaling $15,000 and leading to six new courses in the University’s first cross-disciplinary undergraduate program. Professors can use the funds to buy books, attend conferences or purchase materials like videos for […]

LGBT studies to gain courses

The Columbian College of Arts and Sciences is designing six new courses for its LGBT and sexuality studies minor, as the two-year-old program tries to gain momentum and eventually build up a major. Though only six Columbian College students have declared minors in LGBT and sexuality studies, the program’s leader Dan Moshenberg said faculty are […]

Fellowship to support black cultural history

Gayle Wald wants to ensure an understudied emblem of the black power music era is not forgotten. The English department chair will chronicle the cultural history of the 1960s public television show “SOUL!,” after earning a coveted Guggenheim Fellowship Award in folklore and popular culture April 13. “There’s something to be said about preservation. If […]

A new chapter for war stories

Senior Joe Mancinik has attended plenty of writing workshops to help fulfill his dream of becoming a novelist. But it wasn’t until last year, when the former Navy service member attended a seminar in D.C. for fellow veterans, that his past and future clicked. The University Writing Program will encourage more veterans to share their […]