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Commencement 2006
Former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush address graduates on the National Mall.
By Jamie L. Freedman

The $1-Billion Question
GW’s endowment is poised to cross the billion-dollar threshold, but is that enough to stay competitive?
By Matt Lindsay

The First Lady of Nashville
Bluebird Cafe founder Amy Kurland, BA ’77, on the heart of country music.
By Laura Ewald

The Words and Artistry of
George Yost Coffin
Washington Post cartoons and student diaries offer insight into Civil War culture.
By Lyle Slovick

Acting Editor: Laura Ewald Editor: Heather O. Milke, MBA ’02
Associate Editor:
Jamie L. Freedman, MA ’96
Contributing Writer:
Dan Williams Editorial Intern: Ruth Steinhardt
University Relations Photographer:
Julie Woodford
Spark Design

President of the University: Stephen Joel Trachtenberg
Vice President for Communications: Michael Freedman
Assistant Vice President for University Relations: Chris M. Kormis

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