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Saving the Planet With Solar, One Community at a Time

Steven Knapp | Posted 10.09.2014 | Green
Steven Knapp

We are proud of what we accomplished in Washington, but even more so of the groundwork it lays for other institutions -- and other communities -- to innovate in the future.

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

Sophia Jones | Posted 08.30.2014 | 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.

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.

Filling in the "Gaps" of a College Education

Kara McFadden | Posted 07.14.2014 | College
Kara McFadden

The term "gap year" can have a negative connotation because it makes us think of inserting a gap in our lives, delaying, and possibly even derailing, our future plans in the process. But this thinking is dated and backward.

Attention Politicians: Campaigning On Financial Transparency Wins Elections

David K. Rehr | Posted 06.30.2014 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Campaigning on financial transparency will win elections. America, is in fact, hungry for it. The highly respected George Washington University Batt...

Teachable Moments: Kwasi Enin's College Application Essay

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 06.04.2014 | College
Elizabeth Benedict

There are simply not enough places at these few schools for all the students with perfect grades and perfect scores. Which brings me to Kwasi's essay, what it reveals about him, and what it reveals about what top schools seem to be looking for.

Study Abroad at the Olympics?

Stacie Nevadomski Berdan | Posted 04.27.2014 | College
Stacie Nevadomski Berdan

Dr. Lisa Delpy Neirotti, associate professor of tourism and sport management at the GWU School of Business, has been leading groups of students to Olympic Games and World Cups since 1992. I asked her some questions about this business-related twist on study abroad while in Sochi.

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.

College Costs and the American Dream

Charles Kolb | Posted 02.05.2014 | Politics
Charles Kolb

For the first time in decades, young Americans are now questioning whether obtaining more postsecondary education is worth the time and expense.

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...

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...

Celebrity Chef Teams Up With Local University

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 10.29.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Acclaimed Spanish chef Jose Andres is heading back to the classroom. Andres, who has popularized tapas small plates at his Washington-a...

School for 'Political Insiders' Survey Gives Obama Campaign the Edge in Weekly Horse Race: Week 1

David K. Rehr | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics
David K. Rehr

Each week, the Horse Race asks participants to rate the prior week's performance of Gov. Romney, President Obama and their respective campaigns, and vote on which campaign "won" the prior week or appears to have "momentum" in the race.

Street 'Collapses' Near Center Of GWU Campus

Posted 04.25.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- The District of Columbia Department of Transportation reported Wednesday morning that the intersection of 22nd and H streets NW in Foggy...

Gross Problem At Library Is Steamed Away

Posted 04.02.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON-- A local gum-removing guru has spoken: George Washington University's Gelman Library is a daunting place to apply his specialized trade. ...

Churchill Library To Be Created At GWU

AP | BRETT ZONGKER | Posted 03.20.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON — An international group seeking to preserve the legacy of Winston Churchill announced plans Thursday to create the first U.S. resear...

You Won't Believe How Many Cans GWU Senior Collected

The Huffington Post | Rachel Tepper | Posted 01.07.2012 | DC

WASHINGTON -- Remember that Halloween food collection drive led by George Washington University senior Jake Stewart? It turns out his prediction for h...

GWU Grad Student, Army Vet Dies After Injuries From M St. Fight

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.29.2011 | DC

WASHINGTON -- A veteran of the Afghanistan conflict who recently started graduate studies at George Washington University died Tuesday from injuries s...

Fox News Reports That GWU Student's Suicide 'Tragically Coincides' With Obama Visit

Posted 06.14.2011 | College

UPDATE: As of 4:30 p.m. EST, Fox has apparently pulled the article in question from their site. The GW Hatchet reports that Fox took the story down "d...

New Study Shows: Most GWU Students Are Misinformed Re Sexual Assault On Campus

Posted 05.25.2011 | College

The majority of George Washington University students are misinformed regarding post-sexual assault procedures on campus, according to a new study rel...

Will the US Go Rogue if Cancún's Climate Talks Fail?

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

One thing's certain about the international climate negotiations happening right now in Cancún: no one's expecting big things.

Tim Foley, Son of Russian Spies, Will Not Return To GW This Fall

The GW Hatchet | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

Tim Foley, the GW student whose parents plead guilty to being part of a Russian spy ring earlier this summer, will not be returning to the University ...

Energy and Inquiry at the White House GreenGov 2010 Symposium

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

If last week's White House GreenGov 2010 Symposium was any indication, working towards environmental sustainability is a team effort. GreenGov makes ...

Secretary Chu Announces Solar Panels on White House at GreenGov Symposium (VIDEO)

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

At the GreenGov Symposium, hosted by The George Washington University, Energy Secretary Steven Chu announces the installation of solar panels on the W...

Can Climate Change Survive the 112th Congress?

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

The political climate is more polarized than at any point in recent memory, and hopes for comprehensive climate change legislation during the waning d...