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Star Spangled GW

A historic election year highlights GW’s love affair with politics.

By GW Magazine Staff

From students and alumni to the faculty and staff, The George Washington University’s connections to thepolitical system are unlike any other school. GW’s proximity to the action creates early bonds for students, who then as alumni become political leaders, strategists, and others. Read more >

On the cover: Illustration by Chris McAllister

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Charting the Course

Michael E. Brown, dean of GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs, outlines foreign policy priorities for the new administration.

By Jamie L. Freedman

The 2008 presidential race ranks among the most historic and significant contests of modern times—capped by the most daunting set of international and domestic challenges since the 1930s. Read more >

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By the Book

Undergraduates explore print history at the Folger Shakespeare Library.

By Jaime Ciavarra

Marissa Rohrbach pushes aside her laptop and iPod while she journeys to 16th-century France. Carefully, slowly, the GW senior cradles a 1575 edition of Discours Merveilleux in a block of foam and opens the book’s brown binding, using strings of tiny weights to hold down the crisp pages. Read more >