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Answering America’s Call

GW alumni are selected for top posts in the new administration.

By Jamie L. Freedman

Washington’s corridors of power are trimmed with an unmistakable trace of Colonial buff and blue. From the State Department to the Pentagon and White House, GW alumni, students, and faculty members are answering the nation’s call to serve. Read more >

On the cover: Maj. L. Tammy Duckworth, MA ’92, is the assistant secretary for public and intergovernmental affairs at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. She was the first recipient of the Colin Powell Public Service Award presented during a dinner Oct. 15 at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She is photographed in front of the exhibition “The Price of Freedom: Americans at War.” Photo by Jessica McConnell

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Rising to the Challenge

The University responds to an increasing number of students
applying for financial aid.

By Jamie L. Freedman

The worst of the recession might be over, but many GW families are still reeling from the effects of the global economic crisis. Decimated stock portfolios, declining home values, and skyrocketing unemployment have placed a quality college education out of the financial reach of many. Read more >

A Home of History…and Mystery

The president’s refurbished house reveals a storied past.

If the brick Greek revival mansion at 1925 F Street could talk, it would have quite a story to tell. Read more >