Rachel Smilan-Goldstein

Medical school graduates urged to prioritize community

An electric guitar solo kicked off the School of Medicine and Health Sciences ceremony on Sunday – in lieu of singing, Class of 2015 graduate Justin Palanci strummed his way through the national anthem. During the ceremony, professors cheered for Palanci, Dean Jeffrey Akman honored a student who died in September and Surgeon General Vivek […]

SEAS graduates celebrate accomplishments, remember losses

School of Engineering and Applied Science graduates heard inspirational words from a successful chief executive officer Friday, but the ceremony was also marked by moments to remember students who died this semester. Here are highlights from the event’s speeches: 1. Guess what? Engineers can manage people, too LGS Innovations CEO and alumnus Kevin Kelly urged […]

Alumni band makes East Coast debut

GW-bred, Los Angeles-based band holychild is bringing their brand of experimental pop back to D.C. for their first homecoming show Friday at the Velvet Lounge – one of their first shows since gaining national buzz. The show is part of the first East Coast swing for the band, which includes recent Elliott School of International […]

For Catholic students, ‘pro-life’ goes beyond anti-abortion

The GW Catholics are changing their meaning of “pro-life” this semester. The organization is launching an “Every Life Matters” movement, extending beyond the topic of abortion to life at all ages to address issues like suicide, euthanasia and body image. “We started to realize that there’s a misunderstanding about what it means to be pro-life, […]