Summer 2023 Archive






WNBA All-Star and GW alumna Jonquel Jones is living her dream—and her truth.

Collage of photos of GW alumna Jonquel Jones


WNBA All-Star and GW alumna Jonquel Jones is living her dream—and her truth.


Cynthia Germanotta on a purple and yellow floral background


Championing Kindness

In 2012, Cynthia Germanotta, M.A. ’78, and her daughter Stefani–better known to the world as Lady Gaga–launched Born This Way Foundation. Their mission: to support the mental health of young people and to work with them to build a kinder, braver world.

Photo collage of women featured in the "Agents of Change" story


Agents of Change

For the past decade, the Global Women’s Institute has helped build the evidence base on violence against women and girls and what works to prevent gender-based violence. Where does it go from here?





From Alaska to Qatar to here in the nation's capital, our alumni are changing the world.

Here are some of their stories.

Kathy Baird on a blue background

'Do it Anyway'

Kathy Baird, B.A. '96, Chief Communications Officer for "The Washington Post" and member of the Rosebud Sioux Lakota Nation, has never let adversity hold her back.

Juli Westrich holding a dog with a blue background

The Learning Trail

Lifelong educator Juli Westrich, M.A.T. '98, gets an opportunity she'd only ever dreamed of with the famed Iditarod race.

Rachel Wolf-Hubbard on a red background

Protecting from the Sidelines

Special agent Rachel Wolf-Hubbard, M.A. '17, protected the family, friends of the U.S. men's soccer team during the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.




President Ellen M. Granberg

GW Welcomes New President

Ellen Granberg is an innovative, dynamic leader with decades of experience at research universities and as a sociology scholar.

The George Washington mascot holds a "Revolutionaries" pennant

It's Revolutionaries!

The new moniker was consistently the top-ranked option in every round of a yearlong process driven by feedback from GW students, faculty, staff and alumni.