GW Arts and Sciences Magazine — Fall/Winter 2013


Dean's Message

It is a pleasure to greet you as the new dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences. Since my arrival in August, I’ve met many of you at student and parent orientations and at the great events surrounding Alumni Weekend. In the months to come...» Read more

Political Science: A Century of Progress

Woodrow Wilson was in his first year as president of the United States, suffragettes were demanding equal voting rights for women, and garment workers in New York and Boston took to the streets to protest low wages and long hours. The year was 1913, and at GW a new Political Science Department was in its infancy. » Read more


Imagine a robot flying with a gun, chasing an elderly woman into an alley, and ordering her to drop her purse. Terrified, she complies and runs away. The robot then swoops down, scoops up the purse, and takes off in flight. Science fiction? Maybe not. » Read more