Features Spring 2015

Lincoln's Hat

‘Death Certainly Would Soon Close the Scene’

One-hundred-fifty years ago this April, the Civil War ended and the man who reunited the nation celebrated with a night at the theater—a night he ended in the care of his GW physician.

Cake Illustration

The Baby Boom

They are stories of joy and promise, of relief and heartbreak—and, yes, there is pain, but there is also Herculean strength. For this issue of the magazine, which spans the dates of both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day, we invited alumni to share with us stories of the day they became parents.

Ants Graphic

Hidden Brilliantly

A new species of natural-born spies, discovered by a GW biologist, could help answer one of evolution’s most puzzling questions.