Nashman Stories

Check out our featured stories that illustrate the shared scholarship, service, social innovation and civic engagement work of our students, faculty, staff and community partners. 


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Civic House Students Mark MLK Day at GW

February 1, 2021

The 2020-2021 Civic House program may look different than in years past, but its core dedication to serving the community remains unchanged.


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Amy Cohen Receives Community Engagement Award

December 15, 2020

Through all the work that Amy Cohen has done over the past 30 years of her career, she said she always wanted to ensure that colleges and universities make service and civic engagement a regular part of what they do.








Nneka Onyekwuluje named Newman Civic Fellow

March 09, 2020

The Newman Civic Fellowship is a yearlong program for students from Campus Compact member institutions. The students selected for the fellowship are leaders on their campuses who demonstrate a commitment to finding solutions for challenges facing communities locally, nationally, and internationally.

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What’s the Big Idea: YesSheCanCampaign

March 06, 2020

Zaniya Lewis is growing her online campaign into a national social enterprise. She works with high school students at the School Without Walls four times a week as part of an on-campus YesSheCanCampaign college and job readiness program. 





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GW Honors MLK Jr. with Day of Service

January 21, 2020

Hundreds of volunteers from the GW community served throughout Washington, D.C., during the 24th annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service and Leadership.



GW Alumna Named Marshall Scholar

December 09, 2019

Chloe King, B.A. ’19, has been selected as a 2020 Marshall Scholar. She is the fourth George Washington University recipient in the scholarship program’s 66-year history and the university’s first since 2013.

As an undergraduate at GW, Chloe received the Projects for Peace Grant, was awarded a Knapp Fellowshi,  and co-founded an organization called Last Call.



GW Student Voting Rates Leapt in 2018

September 23, 2019

Students at the George Washington University more than doubled their voting participation in the 2018 midterms compared to 2014, according to a recent study by Tufts University.



GW Community Serves to Honor MLK Jr.

January 22, 2019

Braving severe winter cold and wind, more than 800 volunteers from the George Washington University and the D.C. area participated Monday in service projects in honor of Martin Luther King Jr.





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Students Making GW, Communities More Sustainable

April 19, 2017

The annual Earth Day fair featured the winners of a competition to design solar charging stations and of Eco-Challenge, which encourages those living in residence halls to reduce water and electricity consumption and to recycle.