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Michael J. McKeon, JD ’96

GW Law Alumnus Endows Professorship of Intellectual Property Law

September 16, 2020
GW Law received a major gift from alumnus Michael J. McKeon, JD ’96 that established the Michael J. McKeon Professorship of Intellectual Property Law. Professor Robert Brauneis, co-director of GW Law’s IP program, was appointed the inaugural holder of the endowed professorship.
Steven V. Roberts

SMPA Professor Establishes Fund to Help Students Affected by COVID-19

September 14, 2020
As members of the George Washington University community grapple with financial hardships caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Steven V. Roberts has created a swift, accessible fund to help in-need students at the School of Media and Public Affairs continue their education. The J.B. and M.C. Shapiro Professor of Media and Public Affairs established the Cokie Roberts Tuition Relief Fund this week in honor of his late wife, the groundbreaking broadcast journalist.

Statement on Blackbaud Data Breach

August 10, 2020
On July 16, 2020, George Washington University (GW) received notification of a security incident that took place at Blackbaud, a vendor who provides services for some of our donor databases and maintains data we provide with respect to those services. While GW’s file did not include credit card information, bank account information, and social security numbers, we take the security of the information we maintain very seriously and wanted to let our community know that this incident occurred.

Showing Students in Need that GW Cares

May 13, 2020
Hundreds of GW students are struggling to meet basic expenses, including food, housing, and transportation, or the technology to continue their studies. But generous donors have stepped in and the GW Cares Student Assistance Fund has made an immediate difference in numerous students' lives. Three GW students want you to know that a small amount of financial support from the GW Cares Student Assistance Fund has thrown them a lifeline and the comfort of knowing someone cares.
Duke Ellington School of the Arts senior Bailey Moore learns she is the recipient of a scholarship covering all costs for four y

GW Presents Outstanding D.C. High School Students with Full Ride Scholarships

March 13, 2020
Blyss Swan and Jazmin Angel-Guzman were having an ordinary morning at Benjamin Banneker High School, where both are seniors, when an unusual guest interrupted their routine: George Washington.
Steven V. Roberts (r) helps student volunteers to load canned food supplies into the Store's vans during a resupply run.

New Endowment to Support Student-Run Food Pantry

March 12, 2020

By Briahnna Brown

For as long as he can remember, hunger and nutrition programs have been at the top of Steven V. Roberts’ list for philanthropic endeavors.

Sugai scholars on National Mall.

Sugai Program Teaches and Inspires Japanese Students

August 29, 2019

From Tohoku, Japan to the streets of Foggy Bottom, eight deserving Japanese students spent two weeks on campus this summer for an immersive cultural experience –

An SMPA studio control room is shown. The IDDP will assist journalists develop stories that correct distorted public narratives.

Knight Foundation Investment to Fund Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics

July 22, 2019

A new research institute at the George Washington University will fight the rise of distorted and misleading information online, working to educate national policymakers and journalists on strategi

Student Callers

Get to Know GW's Colonial Callers

April 29, 2019

GW’s Colonial Connection Call Center employs more than 60 students, but being a caller is more than just an on-campus gig for these student-employees – it’s a meaningful job that

New Colonial Connection Call Center Space

Colonial Connection Unveils New Call Center

March 20, 2019

It’s been said that younger generations are scared to pick up the phone, but that’s not the case for the student callers at Colonial Connection, GW’s call center.

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