While much has changed over GW’s 200 years,
what endures is our never-ending

commitment to creating a
greater world.






GW Students Conduct Hands-On Field Research


Program Coordinator Nico MacDougall (second from right) with Harlan scholars (from left) Cole Christensen, Valerie Chen, Zoe Ilgenfritz, Martina Tsimba, Maggie Connolly and Margarita Kyza-Karavioti at the Botanic Gardens. Not shown scholar Kiana Kamrava.



A cohort of seven undergraduate biology and neuroscience majors in the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences spent the summer in the lab and the field as part of the donor-funded Wilbur V. Harlan Undergraduate Research Fellowship.

For 14 weeks the students immersed themselves in hands-on research, collaborating closely with esteemed faculty mentors and graduate assistants on scientific projects they had designed themselves.

In addition to their research work, the students actively participated in workshops and seminars covering various subjects ranging from professional development to advanced scientific techniques.

“I learned a great deal about working as a field biologist, both independently and as part of a team,” said senior Maggie Connolly. “The Harlan Fellowship provided me with opportunities and experiences that are hard to find anywhere else.”









Sonya Rankin, Tony Goldwyn, Kerry Washington and Ellen M. Granberg backstage at Lisner Auditorium.

Opening Doors to a Liberal Arts Education at GW

Distinguished alumna Kerry Washington, B.A. ‘98, HON ‘13, has established the Earl and Valerie Washington Endowed Scholarship Fund to honor her parents and support need-based undergraduate study at the George Washington University.

President Granberg Talks with GW Community Members

GW Together

President Granberg is engaging with the campus community, capital region stakeholders, and alumni, families, and friends across the U.S. over the next several months. Join us for a GW Together event to share your ideas for GW’s future and hear her thoughts on GW’s strengths and impact on the world.






“It was an inspiring experience to not only meet Bill Clinton, but to work alongside him to give back to the community around us. I am very grateful to GW for selecting me and my teammates to be part of this incredible opportunity.“




A Diverse Community is a Strong Community

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