Madeleine O'Connor

Fulbright recipients get ready for travel

Stephanie Kendall was eating breakfast when she saw an e-mail with the subject “Fulbright Status.” Kendall is one of six GW students so far this year to win a Fulbright scholarship, a prestigious grant funded by the State Department that pays for American scholars to conduct research or teach abroad. “My hands started shaking, and […]

Popularity of research awards grows for students

Applications increased this semester for GW’s two main internal undergraduate fellowships, a trend an administrator credited to the University’s broad push for research. Paul Hoyt-O’Connor, director of the Center for Undergraduate Fellowships and Research, attributed the heightened interest in the George Gamow and the Luther Rice fellowships to the greater visibility of undergraduate research on […]

Branding campaign begins work on streamlined logo

The public relations team charged with refreshing the University’s visual image presented a new “forward-thinking” vision of GW’s two-letter logo at a Board of Trustees meeting Friday. The adjusted logo – part of a new branding campaign set to launch this fall – will streamline marketing materials, including business cards, brochures, airport advertisements, apparel and […]

GOP candidates tiptoe around education policy

Click on the pictures to hear what the candidates think. Courtesy of Gage Skidmore The four leading Republican presidential candidates advocate a hands-off federal approach to education and share many of the same finance-focused policy platforms with few deviations from one another. After former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney bested Former Speaker of the House of […]

Swelling enrollment pressures admissions

Admissions to the University’s graduate and undergraduate programs may soon feel the crunch of a city-imposed population limit, a top administrator said. The University will need to carefully evaluate new and existing programs as enrollment hovers close to its full-time student cap on the Foggy Bottom campus, Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs Forrest Maltzman […]

Students to join Knapp family for Thanksgiving

While most students will look across the Thanksgiving table at the familiar faces of family members, a few will see University President Steven Knapp instead. For the third year in a row, several students will spend Thanksgiving dinner with Knapp and his wife, Diane, at their on-campus residence, the F Street House. Knapp invites students […]

Board of Trustees approves honorary degree candidates

The Board of Trustees unanimously approved the list of potential recipients of honorary degrees at its meeting Friday. Each of the 14 people on the list – including author J.K. Rowling and Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh – will join the pool of candidates eligible to receive honorary degrees at next spring’s commencement. University […]

Female Board members honored for influence in D.C.

Two trustees were recognized at the Board’s meeting Friday after being named two of the most influential women in the District. The Washingtonian Magazine dubbed Northern Virginia Technology Council CEO Bobbie Greene Kilberg and Linda Rabbitt, founder and CEO of Rand Construction, the third largest female-owned construction company in the country, two of Washington’s most […]

Trustee turns to Twitter to recruit

Omar Woodard turned to social media last week to fill his soon-to-expire recent alumni seat on the Board of Trustees. The social media listings received more than double the nine responses garnered by an e-mail blast by the GW Alumni Association. “If you have finished any degree at #GWU (law, medical, grad,etc) in the last […]