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New Study Casts Doubt on Electronic Ankle Monitors as Alternative to Incarceration

September 23, 2021

The use of GPS-equipped ankle monitors is increasingly viewed as a more humane alternative to incarceration, yet a report released today finds they cause many of the same harms associated with traditional incarceration.

New GW Poll Shows Most Americans Approve of Biden, Confident in Future of US

September 15, 2021

A small majority of Americans approve of the job performance of President Joe Biden, according to a new survey by the Society of Presidential Pollsters at the George Washington University. A larger number of respondents also express confidence in the future of the country.

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GW Wins Contract to Develop Antidote-Bearing Organisms to Protect Against Biological, Chemical Threats

September 10, 2021

The George Washington University has been awarded a $3.6 million contract to genetically modify commensal organisms to produce antidotes for harmful biological and chemical agents, such as anthrax, Ebola, and even COVID-19.

Zoning Policies That Boost Affordable Housing: Good for the Heart?

Zoning Policies That Boost Affordable Housing: Good for the Heart?

September 08, 2021

Inclusionary zoning policies that increase the supply of affordable housing may be good for the heart. So says a first-of-a-kind study published today by researchers at the George Washington University. The study notes that such zoning programs were associated with lower rates of heart disease.

New International Study Shows Fact Checks Significantly Reduce Belief in Misinformation

September 06, 2021

Fact-checking reduces belief in misinformation and leaves a more enduring mental imprint than false claims. The study shows fact-checking is an effective tool to combat misinformation across countries, cultures, and political environments.

New Study Shows How Engineered Nanomaterials Degrade, Persist in Environment

September 01, 2021

A new study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology finds that exposing certain nanomaterials to light can influence their environmental transformation, fate and, ultimately, their toxicity.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Deliver George Washington University October Commencement Address

Sen. Elizabeth Warren to Deliver George Washington University October Commencement Address

August 12, 2021

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), an attorney and former George Washington University student, will deliver the keynote address at the Commencement celebration of the classes of 2020 and 2021 on Oct. 2.

The George Washington University Partners with Student Defense, Columbia University to Launch Higher Education Research Initiative

August 03, 2021

Today the George Washington University, along with Student Defense and Columbia University, launched the Postsecondary Equity & Economics Research (PEER) Project.

Iowa School Districts with Strong Teachers Unions More Likely to Adopt Mask Mandates

August 02, 2021

School districts in Iowa were more likely to adopt COVID-19 mask mandates if they had a strong teachers union, according to a study in the August issue of the journal Health Affairs.

GW Politics Poll Finds Varying Confidence in State and Local Elections

July 26, 2021

Democratic voters continue to have more faith in state and local elections than Republicans, according to new data from the George Washington University Politics Poll.

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COVID-19 Shutdowns Reveal Racial Disparities in Exposure to Air Pollution

July 20, 2021

A new study of COVID-19 shutdowns in the United States reveals pronounced disparities in air pollution — with disenfranchised, minority neighborhoods still experiencing more exposure to a harmful air pollutant compared to wealthier, white communities.

GW Experts Available to Discuss Returning to the Office This Fall

June 30, 2021

The George Washington University has leading experts available to discuss various aspects of returning to work after more than a year of working from home.