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Washington in the Spotlight

Actress Kerry Washington, BA ’98, shines in show business.

By Jaime Ciavarra

She was a music legend’s wife, a sharp-witted attorney, and a teenage mother. She suffered the wrath of a Ugandan dictator and unsuccessfully seduced Chris Rock. She shoplifted. She battled an aggressive neighbor. On stage, she quite literally croaked. Read more >

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GW Classes Travel the World

Short-term, faculty-led study abroad programs increase in scope and popularity.

By Jamie L. Freedman

From the mountains of Peru to Trafalgar Square, GW students and professors are journeying far beyond the classrooms of Foggy Bottom to examine a wide range of academic issues through a global lens. Read more >

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Life, In Verse

Poet and professor Jane Shore shares her craft and new collection.

Poet Jane Shore is moved by ordinary moments.

The GW professor of English captures life’s everyday details with lyrical language and colorful verse. When she drives her daughter to the hair salon or reminisces about a piece of furniture in her mother’s home, Shore finds a poem. Read more >