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Cornell Belcher

Democratic Pollster Talks about Race and Politics

March 24, 2017

Cornell Belcher, a member of the National Council for Media and Public Affairs, discussed his new book, “A Black Man in the White House,” in which he argues that the Obama presidency triggered a rise in racial-aversion that was evident in the 2016 election.

Lande Watson

Intern Diary: Lande Watson at the Department of Justice

January 04, 2017

Lande Watson, PCM '18, expected to read through an intern manual and maybe help with some research on her first day as a speechwriting intern at the Department of Justice. Instead, she was assigned a speech for Attorney General Loretta Lynch due at the end of the day.

Members of No Labels GW chapter with Jon Huntsman

SMPA Junior Co-Founds First Bipartisan Student Organization at GW

December 08, 2016

No Labels GW started out as a complaint.

As the primary season heated up in early spring 2016, it became clear that this election cycle would not be one of reconciliation or moderation.

Gwen Ifill and Imani Cheers at the 2012 PBS NewsHour holiday party

Remembering Gwen Ifill at the School of Media and Public Affairs

November 18, 2016

When students comment on how much of a mentor I am to them, the truth is, I got it all from Gwen. When an editor comments on how powerful my stories are, the truth is, I got it all from Gwen. She set the bar so high that I’ve spent most of my 16-year career just trying to orbit her atmosphere. Gwen was the best, and by sheer example, she inspired everyone around her to be their best.

Jessica Pitocco

Jessica Pitocco

October 12, 2016

Jessica Pitocco (BA '18) reflects on her internship at Florence University of the Arts where she wrote and edited content for the university magazine, newsletter, blog and social media channels.