A Message from President Knapp about the February Snow Storm

February 09, 2010

To the George Washington University Community:

Many words are being used to describe this week's weather events - snowmaggedon and snowpocalypse among them - but I offer just one word to all of you: Thanks!

The weather has forced the cancellation of classes, the postponement of many administrative activities, and the rearrangement of personal schedules. Despite these challenges, many people have worked hard to keep the university operating. I would like to express my sincere appreciation to them and to all who have helped to ensure the well-being of our students and the rest of our university community. You have cleared sidewalks, served meals, staffed the libraries, kept The Vern Express running, organized student activities, and made sure that our campuses remained safe and sound. In fact, those are just a few of the many things you have been doing these past few days. As we go about our activities on campus, and as we celebrate today the 189th anniversary of our Congressional charter, I encourage everyone to take a moment to offer special thanks to the dedicated colleagues who have served the university so well at a very challenging moment.

Please continue to check Campus Advisories (http://campusadvisories.gwu.edu) and the GW Information Line at 202-994-5050 for any updates affecting operations of the Foggy Bottom and Mount Vernon campuses and the university's Arlington and Alexandria locations. For updates on the Virginia Science and Technology Campus, call 703-726-8333.

Sincerely,

Steven Knapp
President

Release Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2010 - 3:36pm