In June, the university formally launched a $1 billion philanthropic campaign that aims to expand academic programs, enhance student support, and develop capital projects. The initiative pays tribute to the Founding Father who envisioned a university in the nation’s capital that would serve as America’s intellectual hub.
By James Irwin
The university inks a deal to receive half its electricity needs from the sun as it endeavors to become carbon neutral and a model of sustainability in the city. / By Laura Hambleton /
If politics can be a bit of a circus—with both the commentators and the commented-on as the acts on display—then political science professor John Sides and his team of bloggers at The Monkey Cage aim to bring a little order to the chaos.
For more than seven decades Lisner Auditorium has shined a spotlight on movers, shakers, and thinkers. With a raft of new upgrades, the venue is primed for a second act. / By Mary A. Dempsey /
From bamboo bicycles to umbrellas that help build wells in Uganda, businesses run by fellow Colonials might just have the perfect thing to give—or get—this holiday season. / By Kelly Danver /