Summer 2016 Archive
The Ups and Downs of a Presidential Campaign and the Army of GW Alumni Along for the Ride
When the flame of an old tradition gets snuffed out, should it be rekindled—or reengineered?
A new imaging facility brings the nanometer and atomic worlds into focus.
Iconic photographer and eternal San Franciscan Michael Zagaris, BA ’67, has shot rock gods and all-stars, stood up to The Man and almost died twice. He’s spent his life doing everything you always wanted to do, and now that he’s getting older ... absolutely nothing’s changed.
More from the summer issue
In the decade that it took a renowned Islamic scholar to produce an English-language Quran thick with commentary, he became less of a tourist and more of a local inside the pages of the holy book.
Former UConn, WNBA standout discusses the state of women’s hoops
GW President Steven Knapp announced in June that he will not seek to renew his contract as president when it expires at the end of July 2017, after a decade at the helm.
Thirty years ago, an alumna found Nepal to be a place where the people smile “in the face of … terrible things,” and since has dedicated herself to lightening their load.
For nearly two decades, Ken Samuelson, BA ’53, has interviewed vets about combat, life and loss.
On a bright and unseasonably chilly May morning following weeks of rain, U.S. Sen. Cory A. Booker (D-N.J.) and members of the GW community gathered to celebrate the end of the university’s 195th academic year.
California bullet train CEO Jeff Morales, BS ’83, works to lay a foundation of steel and public support en route to the nation’s first fast-track railway.
Professor Dana Tai Soon Burgess, MFA ’94, was recently named the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery’s first-ever choreographer-in-residence.
Brooke C. Stoddard, MA ’73, explores the metal that undergirds American might—a story thousands of years and thousands of degrees in the making. Plus: A history of psychiatry, an inside look at the Navy SEALs, and more.
Retiring professor Pamela Woodruff, BA '76, MPhil '92—who for decades taught the popular class "Attitudes Toward Death and Dying"—addresses the inevitability that’s not taxes.
A look at the defense that almost didn’t work.
The narrative of NASA biochemist Iwao “Vance” Oyama—who received a master’s degree from GW in 1960—and his wider family is captured by his daughter Denise Oyama Miller in a quilt called “Connecting Threads."
Marian Osher, MFA '72, conquered her fear of flying through art. The result, which hovers between abstraction and realism, will be on view in an exhibition at the Virginia Science and Technology Campus.
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