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Junior Year and the New Frontier: Back to George Washington University

Tywan Wade | Posted 11.08.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

What college has taught me is that the real world may be intense. It can be scary with a couple of metaphorical dark alleys here or there, but you never have to walk down them. If you always hold onto that unbridled optimism, your intention will be validated.

An Open Letter To My Alma Mater's Former President On College Rape

Sophia Jones | Posted 10.28.2014 | College
Sophia Jones

I usually take great pride in calling myself an alumna of The George Washington University -- but not today. Dr. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, current president emeritus and a professor of public service at GWU, made comments on the Diane Rehm Show this week about how college women drinking too much is feeding the campus rape crisis, and in doing so perpetuated the dangerous notion that it is a woman's fault for being sexually assaulted or raped. Change is needed on campus, but it does not need to come from the victim.

A Lasting Friendship with Music

Write for the Future | Posted 10.01.2014 | Education
Write for the Future

I saw clouds of rosin dust rising in front of my violin. We played as if there was no tomorrow and, in a way, there wasn't, since this was Mr. Eckfeld's last concert as conductor.

A Visit to the Patients' Lawyer Can Reduce Stress

Ellen Lawton | Posted 09.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Ellen Lawton

We cannot ask health care providers to address all the factors that make people sick, nor is there a fix to every source of stress. But we can recognize the broader impact of illness on a person's life and the outside factors that interfere with their medical care and recovery.

Is Big Data a Magic Potion to Save the Planet?

Giovanna Mingarelli | Posted 08.06.2014 | Technology
Giovanna Mingarelli

In the last few years, governments, businesses, humanitarian organizations and citizens have been using Big Data to accomplish feats ranging from analyzing Google search queries to predicting flu outbreaks.

L'Chaim, George Washington University Class of 2014

Gabriel Felder | Posted 07.29.2014 | College
Gabriel Felder

I can whole-heartedly say that none of us have wasted the amazing opportunity that it was to be given an education at The George Washington University.

A FOIA Flaw and the Obama Administration's Failure to Fix It

Alan B. Morrison | Posted 07.21.2014 | Politics
Alan B. Morrison

On May 20, 2014, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld the CIA's refusal to turn over under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), part five, of the draft history of the flawed 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba.

This Coach Isn't A Fan Of Obama's Bracket

Posted 03.19.2014 | Sports

George Washington basketball coach Mike Lonergan didn't like what he saw when President Barack Obama filled out his NCAA Tournament bracket with ESPN'...

A Tale of Two Fathers

Steven Knapp | Posted 04.21.2014 | College
Steven Knapp

Each year at this time we celebrate the births of two of our nation's greatest leaders, Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.

George Washington University, The Best University in the Country (And How Yours Can Be Too!)

Tywan Wade | Posted 06.05.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

Photo courtesy of GW. Maybe it's Kerry Washington. Maybe it's Brian Williams. Or even Colin Powell. But all I know is that George Washington Univer...

Barack Obama: An American Legend

Tywan Wade | Posted 04.05.2014 | College
Tywan Wade

Politics aside, Barack Obama is an American legend. A lot of people have never understood this, but for the first time in my life, I saw someone who looked like me; someone who was doing something actually incredible.

Do College Students Know More About Justin Bieber's Arrest Or The State Of The Union?

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 01.31.2014 | College

Ah, college... An institution of higher learning. A shining beacon of knowledge and new ideas. A place where the brightest young minds are molded so t...

Don't Be Fooled by Latest Medicare Scare Campaign From an Insurance Front Group

Wendell Potter | Posted 03.29.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

Ads supposedly sponsored by the Coalition for Medicare Choices started appearing last week warning that seniors will face higher costs, fewer benefits and a loss of provider choice if Congress and the administration don't take action.

A Confluence of Fluency in Orlando

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 02.04.2014 | Education
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

I'm not a language teacher -- and I don't speak another language with any degree of proficiency -- but I have great admiration for those who do.

Hugely Expensive University 'Waitlisted' Students Who Needed Financial Help

ProPublica | Marian Wang | Posted 10.22.2013 | College

George Washington University — which got in trouble last year for misreporting admissions data to bolster its college ranking — is making yet anot...

Dressing to Impress at George Washington University

CollegeFashionista | Posted 10.28.2013 | Style

Yes, D.C is a more formal city, however many GW students not only attend class but also intern as well. This expectation of having an internship or participating in extracurricular activities in conjunction with schoolwork introduces a formal feel to the campus style.

Joy Resmovits

The New Curriculum Wars? | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.07.2013 | Politics

As politicians bicker over the controversial Common Core education standards, some states are already well into the process of teaching them, accordin...

A Commencement Speech to Myself

Emme | Posted 07.28.2013 | Fifty

I realized, I could use a commencement of my own, a speech that put me front and center of my own life possibly celebrating 50 years on this earth and being proud of it.

Europe's Odd Couple Spoiling For a Fight -- Well, At Least a Debate

Mark Pfeifle | Posted 06.12.2013 | College
Mark Pfeifle

This weekend, the French and German embassies will jointly bring many of America's most talented debaters from nearly 30 top schools to George Washington University for a one-of-a-kind debate championship.

Battleground Of Faith: The Fight For Love At George Washington University

Blake Bergen | Posted 06.05.2013 | Religion
Blake Bergen

We are by no means asking the Church to change its views on same-sex marriage, nor are we seeking validation or celebration of our sexuality by the Church. What we ask is to be treated with dignity and respect at our university.

The Rising Threat of Childhood Obesity

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

As the mother of a high school student, I know how hard it can be to get teenagers to reach for wholesome snacks instead of junk food. Yet I also believe that judicious government interventions can tweak our environment in ways that make it easier to eat healthier food and get out and move.

Lindsay Lohan's Assistant: D.C. Is 'A Miserable Place'

Posted 03.05.2013 | DC

The New York Times' weekend edition painted a perfectly dismal picture of life in and around the nation's capital, partly to do with sequester and par...

Prevention of Breast Cancer: An Urgent Priority

Lynn R. Goldman | Posted 02.22.2013 | Healthy Living
Lynn R. Goldman

We are all exposed to environmental factors that might ratchet up the risk of cancer. This report offers all of us the hope of staving off a substantial number of breast cancer cases in the coming decades.

WATCH LIVE: How Lawmakers And The Media Respond To A Crisis In Real Time

Posted 03.31.2013 | Politics

Bill Richardson, Fred Thompson and a collection of current and former members of Congress and the media are role-playing crisis response at a live eve...

George Washington University: The District's Fashion 101

CollegeFashionista | Posted 03.25.2013 | Style

More conservative than New York City, less hipster than Chicago and more diverse than Los Angeles; D.C. is often overlooked as one of the major fashion-forward cities of the U.S.