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DCPS Chancellor Confirmation Hearing Solicits Public Input

 

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GW Receives $1.1 Million for DC Teacher Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics Training

GW Receives $1.1 Million for DC Teacher Science, Tech, Engineering and Mathematics Training

 

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Albert H. Small Awarded George Washington University’s President’s Medal

Albert H. Small Awarded George Washington University’s President’s Medal

 

This story comes to us from Jill Sankey:  

WASHINGTON—Collector, philanthropist and real estate developer Albert H. Small has received the President’s Medal from the George Washington University—the highest honor the university president can bestow. GW President Steven Knapp presented the award in recognition of Mr. Small’s efforts to enhance national identity and to strengthen cultural and educational opportunities for Americans during a ceremony Tuesday at the university.

GW Center for Excellence in Public Leadership Praises D.C.’s Unsung Heroes

 

This story comes to us from Courtney Bowe:

WASHINGTON –  A passionate payroll professional, a U.S. Department of Transportation (DDOT) engineer who revamped D.C.’s parking meter program, an entrepreneurial economic planner, a voice for deceased children, the District’s “budget aficionado” and a Ward 8 cheerleader dedicated to uplifting young adults are this year’s 2011 Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Award Winners.

GW Launches Spanish Language Online Graduate Program

 

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Mr. Mitchell and Me

Mr. Mitchell and Me

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for a while, you’ve probably heard of DeMatha, the Catholic boys’ school in Hyattsville, Maryland. And if you have heard of DeMatha, odds are that it’s because of the school’s nationally renowned athletics program, which has boasted such names as legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten, basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, NFL Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook, and NFL broadcaster James Brown, to name just a few. To most with a passing familiarity with the school, DeMatha is synonymous with sports. When I told people that I attended DeMatha, I was frequently asked “What sport do you play?” My response of “I don’t play a sport,” was always met by befuddlement and a perfunctory “Then why do you go to DeMatha?”

Let me tell you.

Bloomberg Leads A Colonial Commencement

This story comes to us from Jill Sankey:

With the U.S. Capitol as a backdrop, speakers at GW’s Commencement ceremony this morning told graduates to continue their dedication to making the world a better place, to advocate for those in need and to take chances.

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg delivered the Commencement address and received an honorary Doctor of Public Service from the university before an estimated 25,000 graduates, friends and family members.

Alumna and arts and education advocate Peggy Cooper Cafritz and attorney and civil rights pioneer William T. Coleman Jr. were also awarded honorary degrees at the ceremony.

In welcoming remarks, President Steven Knapp congratulated the graduates, many of whom came to the university in 2007 when he did. “I started when many of you were freshmen and am proud to be with you as you receive your hard-earned degrees,” he said.