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GW ranks high for number of black doctoral graduates

Web Exclusive GW has the 12th largest number of black doctoral graduates of any school in the country, according to a study released this week. A total of 106 black students received doctoral degrees from the University, according to the study conducted by the National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago. The ranking […]

Colin Powell presents inaugural public service award

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell presented GW alumna and Undersecretary for Veterans Affairs Tammy Duckworth with the inaugural Colin Powell Public Service Award Thursday night at the Museum of American History. The award was presented to Duckworth during the event – titled “A Celebration of Service” – which recognized the role that GW and […]

Colin Powell to present new alumni award

Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell will present the first-ever George Washington University Colin Powell Public Service Award on Thursday at a ceremony at the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. Powell, who received his master’s of business administration from GW in 1971, will personally present U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Undersecretary Tammy Duckworth […]

English chair requests funding for grad program

The head of GW’s English department says the University’s graduate English program has everything it needs to be one of the best in the country, except for one thing: funding. Department chair Jeffrey Cohen said D.C. has some of the best resources available to English students – like access to world-class resources and professionals at […]

New winter break service trip will aid Atlanta flood victims

Web Exclusive As GW students leave campus this December to enjoy Winter Break, holidays and time with family, a select group of individuals will be partaking in a different sort of break, helping victims of flooding in Atlanta. The GW Office of Community Service is this year sponsoring a new Alternative Winter Break location and […]

Sigma Chi dedicates townhouse

Though a pair of U.S. Senators failed to show up as expected, GW’s chapter of the Sigma Chi fraternity formally dedicated its new townhouse on Saturday. Active brothers, alumni, friends and members of the fall 2009 pledge class attended the ceremony, which celebrated the acquisition of the organization’s first official house on campus since the […]

University plans Mount Vernon overhaul

University officials are in the process of drafting a new Mount Vernon campus plan that could expand the amount of academic space there by more than 125,000 square feet, administrators said last week. At least two-thirds of Mount Vernon residents currently take at least one class there, but most full-time students must make their way […]