Fall 2015
  • Just Passing Through

    Just Passing Through

    With the automobile boom in the rearview and the Interstate Highway System ahead, a professor spent much of the late 1960s and ’70s documenting a moment in time on the American road.

Jonquel Jones

Jonquel's Best Shot

The Bahamian standout took a 900-mile leap and landed as one of the WNBA’s top prospects.

 

Daniel Weiss

You Are Here

As president of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, Daniel Weiss, BA ’79, finds his way anew on familiar turf.

 

Other Winter Features



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The Sweet Life

Behind the newly named Honey W. Nashman Center for Civic Engagement and Public Service is an American story more than a century in the making.

 

Fluid Dynamics

Fluid Dynamics

As a child in the 1950s, alumna Alexandra "Alex" Tolstoy created oil sketches of Rembrandts and of angels in Michelangelo paintings.

 

Legally Bound

Legally Bound

Inside the Jacob Burns Law Library's trove of 35,000 rare books.

 

How To Sound Smart About Architecture

How To Sound Smart About Architecture ...

And impress friends, significant others, your parents who didn't want you to get that liberal arts degree.

 

Alumni News



So You Went Viral. What Next?

So You Went Viral. What Next?

A run of viral-photo glory has left Joe Gidjunis, BA '04, with questions.

 

The Student Lens

The Student Lens

Freshman Harrison Jones took over GW's Instagram account for a week.

 

Plane Jane

Plane Jane

Competing in a four-day, women-only transcontinental air race, Carole Scanlon-Goldberg, MS '83, follows a path plied by some of history's greatest aviatrixes.

 

Keeping Time

Keeping Time

The maestro of the Musical Instrument Museum offers favorites from the collection. 

 

Bookshelves

Bookshelves

Baton Rouge-based writer Maggie Heyn Richardson, BA '90, excavates stories of Louisiana's food heritage.

 

A Curated Tour of Alumni Weekend 2015

A Curated Tour of Alumni Weekend 2015

Matt Manfra, GW's new head of alumni relations, offers some highlights.

 

Chardonnay By the Bay

Chardonnay By the Bay

More than 100 GW alumni, parents, prospective students and other guests mingled during a November afternoon of food and wine pairings in San Francisco.

Class Notes & In Memoriam

Class Notes & In Memoriam

Read updates from alumni and submit your own.

 

Athletics News



Fashion Forward

Fashion Forward

New fight-song themed uniform deepens the Colonials' closet.

 

The Tao of Scoring a Game-Winning Goal

The Tao of Scoring a Game-Winning Goal

Junior forward Mackenzie Cowley overcame a midseason scoring funk to net the game winning goal in each of the Colonials’ final three games.

 

A Place of Community: The Charles Smith Center at 40

A Place of Community: The Charles Smith Center at 40

Alumni, former coaches and others look back at the moments that mattered.

 

A Foreign Incursion

A Foreign Incursion

International students fuel GW's nationally ranked squash programs.