What's it like to be a GW student? Let's answer that question with this student led podcast about all things GW. Each week, we'll dive deeper into the aspects of student life that make GW so unique. Learn about where you're going to eat, live, and learn, as well as the more intricate aspects that make GW home. Hear directly from our students about their lives, hot takes, and unfiltered opinions on all things GW.
4: Life on the Vern
If you've heard of GW, you've probably heard about our urban Foggy Bottom Campus in the heart of downtown DC—but did you know about the Vern?
The Mount Vernon Campus is our tight-knit, traditional campus in the Berkeley neighborhood of Washington DC. The Vern offers the small, liberal arts college atmosphere that doesn't always translate when living in the city. With fewer students and more deer than on Foggy Bottom, the Vern is more than just our suburban campus—it’s a community within a community. Tune in to find out more about the vibe, the people, and the special experiences that make the Vern feel like home.
Learn more about the Mount Vernon Campus at https://www.gwu.edu/mount-vernon-campus!
Special Guests: Dhymond Revan, Laurel Braaten, and Maya Levine.
3: What's the Deal with Dining?
So, if GW doesn't have a dining hall, where do students eat? Explore GW's incredibly unique "Open Dining Plan" through the lens of our students. Hannah Sturgis (‘21) will chat with a few others about how they use their Dining Dollars, where they find the best deals on our meal plan, and whether or not the bagels on campus pass the NYC litmus test.
Find out more about GW's Dining Plan at https://dining.gwu.edu!
Special Guests: Drew Amstutz, Ella Stern, and Kate Carpenter.
2: Class, Campus, and Coronavirus
2020 has been full of the unexpected. When COVID-19 became a global pandemic, our students were among the millions of people who abruptly shifted to a “new normal.” Classes moved online, events and milestones were cancelled, and our students were faced with one of the biggest challenges of their lives.
How did they adapt to this new environment? We’ll find out when our host Adriana Feijoo (‘21) sits down with a few other students to talk about what their college lives were like during COVID-19.
Learn more about GW's response to COVID-19 at https://coronavirus.gwu.edu!
Special Guests: Dahvi Cohen, Frederico Michelin, and Hope Kim.
1: GW In Solidarity
In the wake of civil unrest across the country and the world in response to police brutality and racial inequality, the GW community has taken a moment to reflect on our role in fighting against racial injustice and providing spaces for learning, unlearning, and healing. In this episode, Hannah Sturgis ('21) will sit down with Dr. Jordan West, the Inaugural Director of University Diversity & Inclusion for the Office for Diversity, Equity and Community Engagement. Dr. West will discuss her instrumental role in serving underrepresented communities at GW, especially at a turbulent time for many Black and Brown students.
Hannah will also get a chance to speak with the GW Student Association President, Howard Brookins III, and Vice President Brandon Hill. They will discuss what it is like to be leaders on campus and how they use their platforms to support and empower underrepresented students who are navigating GW, a predominantly white institution.
Learn more about our Office of Diversity, Equity, and Community Engagement at https://diversity.gwu.edu
Special Guests: Brandon Hill, Dr. Jordan S. West, and Howard Brookins III.
Welcome to GW Unfiltered
At GW, we change the world, one life at a time—every student has opportunities for research, service and creativity that inspires their engagement with a complex and diverse world.
GW Unfiltered is designed to share that world with you. This podcast will cover everything from the basics to the hidden gems about student life. Learn about where you're going to eat, live, and learn, as well as the more intricate aspects that make GW home. Hear directly from students about their lives, hot takes, and unfiltered opinions on all things GW.
Featured: Hannah Sturgis, Adriana Feijoo, and Asher Price
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A really cool and fresh perspective for me as I navigate the college search during Corona. My mom wants me to go to GW and I was not really into it until I listened to this podcast! Love it! Love GW!