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GW cracks top 20 schools for veteran students

October 29, 2018
The GW Hatchet's reported that "GW is now considered one of the top 20 places for veterans to get a degree," according to recently released rankings from the news organization Military Times.
Two panelists talk about Supreme Court cases

Paralegal Students Learn About Major Supreme Court Cases

October 25, 2018
Paralegal master’s degree students, alumni, and other interested attendees gathered September 25 for an enlightening and lively conversation exploring the 2017 US Supreme Court term and upcoming cases of note. The panel discussion was led by GW Paralegal Studies Professor Lawrence Ross, JD and GW Paralegal Studies alumna and Supreme Court Staff Assistant, Jennifer Ellis, MPS. The annual event, proudly sponsored by the GW Paralegal Studies master's degree program, is designed to give students an opportunity to participate in in-depth discussions about cases from the previous Term and give them a preview on what is to come.
Indigenous Footwear from the Great Basin Tribes, Reno, Nevada (Photo: Wendy Helgemo).

October 8: Is it Columbus Day or Indigenous Peoples’ Day?

October 24, 2018
The second Monday in October has traditionally been celebrated as Columbus Day, but a growing movement is recognizing it as Indigenous Peoples’ Day. I looked for more information about how to understand this shift and the significance of the holiday from leadership for our AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (CIPP), part of the College of Professional Studies at The George Washington University. Wendy Helgemo, a member of the Ho-Chunk Nation and director of CIPP and Elizabeth Rule, a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation and assistant director of CIPP, contributed to this story.
Graphic for the Executive Seminar - Technology in Elections (in Spanish)

Technology in Elections: An Executive Seminar Organized by GSPM

October 23, 2018
The Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM)’s Executive Seminar on Technology in Elections explored the significant impact the use of technology is having on electoral environments. As new IT techniques are increasingly being used to interfere in elections, the topics of security, politics and electoral justice came center stage in the discussion. GSPM brought together ten highly-qualified speakers at the Sept. 27-28, 2018 seminar, who were able to share their points of view on the topic from different areas of expertise and geographical backgrounds, as well as anticipate what may come in future election cycles.
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Retiring Professor Chitwood Shares Observations from the Back of the Room

October 22, 2018
Stephen R. Chitwood, Ph.D., J.D. has been part of the GW community since he joined the faculty in 1968, fifty years ago! Although he says he stopped teaching in the Law Firm Management (LFM) master’s degree program this summer, and he officially retired from the University many years ago, he is unlikely to fully disappear from the University with such deep ties. His most recent contributions to the University have focused around the LFM program.
REDP graduates at graduation ceremony

Public Service Administrators Complete Regional Executive Development Program

October 21, 2018
Family and friends were there to honor the hard work of the Regional Executive Development Program (REDP) participants as the 31 graduates, mid- to senior-level managers from 12 county and city governments, as well as agencies, in and around Washington, DC, officially received their designation as Certified Public Managers Oct. 12. The REDP program provides leadership training to public service administrators in the Washington, D.C. metro area. It has been run annually since 2001 under the auspices of COG’s Institute for Regional Excellence (IRE) in partnership with GW's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL).
Prof. Connie Uthoff speaking on a panel

Washington Post Article Highlights CPS Cybersecurity Program

October 20, 2018
CPS’s Connie Peterson Uthoff, associate program director of the Cybersecurity Strategy & Information Management master’s degree program, was quoted in the October 17 Washington Post Express story, “Defenders of the Web,” written by Beth Luberecki. The article, written during National Cybersecurity Month, had a few major takeaways, one of them being that “in today’s cybersecurity degree programs, it’s not just about graduating engineers.” The article underscores the plentiful opportunities for students interested in careers in the cyber arena, the more technical coders and hackers, as well as those who make policy, legal and business decisions using an understanding of cybersecurity.
Wendy Helgemo receives alumni award from man

Wendy Helgemo Receives St. Olaf College Alumni Award

October 19, 2018
Congratulations to Ms. Wendy Helgemo, Director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy, on receiving the Distinguished Alumni Award from St. Olaf College for her work as an advocate for Native Americans.
colonials weekend

Annual Colonials Weekend Celebrates Alumni, Families, Students and Friends!

October 18, 2018
Whether you make it to campus for this year’s alumni weekend October 26-28, 2018, or next year, it is a noteworthy annual event with fun activities for the entire GW Community.
Senator Warner speaks about Cybersecurity issues at George Washington University

Senator Warner Discusses Hot Cybersecurity Topics with GW Students

August 30, 2018
Figuring out how to get newly educated cybersecurity professionals more quickly through the security clearance process and into the workforce was one of the questions contemplated during Senator Warner’s (D-Va.) discussion with six undergraduate students in GW’s cybersecurity bachelor’s completion program. Mr. Warner (B.A., ’77) came to GW’s Virginia Science & Technology Campus to share ideas with the cyber students following his talk at the Northern Virginia Technology Council’s (NVTC) event, co-sponsored and hosted by GW/VSTC.
Secretary Zinke with American Indian High School Students (INSPIRE Program)

Secretary Zinke Visits with Native American High School Students

August 29, 2018
U.S. Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke and Principal Deputy Secretary for Indian Affairs John Tahsuda met with a group of high school students from across Indian Country in July who were attending the INSPIRE Pre-College Program to learn about intergovernmental relations between tribal governments and the federal government. It is offered through the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics & Policy (CIPP).
Arnie Grossblatt

A Fond Adieu to a CPS Stalwart

August 28, 2018
Dr. Arnie Grossblatt dedicated the last ten years as program director nurturing the growth of the master’s degree in publishing program. When he came to GW he brought extensive experience in technology publishing, which was just what the program needed to continue developing its curriculum and begin offering an online education option.
Cafritz Gala

Cafritz Foundation Honors Outstanding D.C. Government Employees

August 26, 2018
Since 2000, the Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation has hosted an annual program in partnership with George Washington University’s Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL) to highlight the contributions of District of Columbia government employees who work behind the scenes to improve the lives of city residents.
Nancy Tappan

In Memoriam: Nancy Tappan, a Sustainable Urban Planning Student

August 26, 2018
Nancy Tappan, a well-respected student in the Sustainable Urban Planning Program passed away on July 25, 2018. When it became clear she wouldn’t be returning to school to finish the very end of her program, the George Washington University awarded her an honorary master’s degree. The program and the community within it were among the most important elements of Nancy’s rich life, so she was very happy to find out about the honorary degree in hospice care, shortly before she passed away.
Program Director Lammert with panelists from Guidehouse

Students Learn the Importance of Public-Private Partnerships in National Security Efforts

August 25, 2018
GW graduate students learned about national security issues in a new way by hearing the perspectives of professionals currently working in this specialized field. A team of five presenters from Guidehouse (formerly PwC Public Sector), a leading government consulting firm, lead a discussion on how private-public partnerships strengthen our country’s national security efforts with students in the Homeland Security and Cyber Security Strategy and Information Management master’s degree programs.