Spring 2016
Illustration of Thoman Mallon

In Addition to History

Novelist Thomas Mallon imagines what lies between the facts in the lives of presidents and those around them.

Balancing the Books

Balancing the Books

Alumna Kyle Zimmer’s nonprofit, First Book, is pooling the buying power of educators and families in need to change the face of—and the access to—children’s publishing.

Tracking Terror in the U.S.

Tracking Terror in the U.S.

A new think tank finds the "democratization of terrorist recruitment" on social media is helping to create an increasingly diverse picture of Islamic-inspired extremism.

Other Spring Features



Copyright Redux Images - All Rights Reserved - Social Media OUT

Class Assignment: Free a Man from Prison

As law students, Courtney Francik and Bart Sheard petitioned President Obama to commute a man's sentence—and he did.

Poetry in Motion

Poetry in Motion

A second-career English teacher helps kids find their voice and confidence in school through "wrestling with words."

David Haggerty

The Ball is in his Court

Former GW tennis star David Haggerty recently took the helm of the sport's international governing body. 

Extremism: A Historian's Perspective

Extremism: A Historian's Perspective

Professor Leo Ribuffo talks about what we mean.

Matt Donovan

5 Questions: Advocating for Syrian Refugees

Elliott School students launch the first collegiate branch of the Syrian refugee aid group No Lost Generation.

Kathleen Bartoloni-Tuazon

The Path to 'Mr. President'

An alumna and a professor discuss the first battle of a nascent Congress.

Ants That Don't Just Build Architecture, They Become It

Ants That Don't Just Build Architecture, They Become It

In a new study, researchers explore the bridges that army ants build using their own bodies.

Card Catalog

Card Catalog

A niche collection of baseball cards makes it to Cooperstown.

Between a Rock and a Soft Place

Between a Rock and a Soft Place

In his new book, Jeffrey Jerome Cohen explores how "human" stone can be.

Pattern Recognition

Pattern Recognition

Ding Ren, MFA '09, looks across cultures for "patterns that are both foreign and familiar."

Norman Rockwell

The Rockwell from the Vault

Brady Art Gallery exhibition showcases little-or never-seen art from GW’s permanent collection.

Sports News



The GW Invitational: A Guide

The GW Invitational: A Guide

The annual regatta is one of the premier rowing events on the East Coast. This is how it comes together.

Eddie Muhl's Arms Race

Eddie Muhl's Arms Race

The pitcher is one of the best closers in college baseball.

Dan Cartica

Around the World in Seven Days

Alumnus wins 2016 World Marathon Challenge while running to honor slain servicemen.

Alumni News



Class Notes & In Memoriam

Class Notes & In Memoriam

Read updates from alumni and submit your own.

A Tradition In Just Six Years

A Tradition In Just Six Years

There was one "George’s Birthday Bash" in 2010. Now there are 51. 

GW Alumni Association Recognizes Six with Service Award

GW Alumni Association Recognizes Six with Service Award

Trustees Jay Katzen, Mark Shenkman among those honored at annual event.