We note with regret the passing of Professor Michael Shanahan, a beloved colleague and friend, a skilled journalist, and a dedicated mentor and teacher. All who knew him are invited to attend a Celebration of Life on December 6. Please visit this page for the obituary, remembrances, and articles about Professor Shanahan.
Nearly 10 years after former President George W. Bush declared that there would be “No Child Left Behind,” D.C. high school student Precious Lambert decided to transform from an “F” student to an “A” student—just as her two best friends Victoria Williams and Jessica Greene dropped out. In 2013, their journey to completing secondary education became the basis of the documentary “Doing it for Me,” directed by Ms. Lambert and George Washington University student Leah Edwards through an education program at the Sitar Arts Center in Adams Morgan.
This Thanksgiving break Professor Steven Livingston and graduate student Mike Hower traveled to Nairobi, Kenya to research what constitutes urban sustainability and how Primož Kovačič, MA '14, is using technology to solve some of the problems faced by people living in slums there. Before he left, Professor Livingston sat down with Director Frank Sesno to tell him about the trip.