2011 Speeches & Statements Archive

GW Faculty Assembly 2011

October 04, 2011
President Knapp, Provost Lerman outline vision for GW at Faculty Assembly. Knapp starts his speech at the 5:50 mark.

A Message from the President

September 12, 2011

It is hard to believe that three months have passed since New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg spoke at our Commencement on the National Mall and paid tribute to the new commitment to service that grew

President Knapp

2011 Freshman Convocation

September 11, 2011
The academic year officially starts with Freshman Convocation, a time-honored university tradition.

Student Veterans of America National Conference

September 07, 2011
Thank you, Brian, for the introduction and also for all you’re doing to further the cause on our campus and also nationally. We’re very proud of our veterans and the role that they’re playing on our campus and beyond.
President Knapp hand shake

Textile Museum Announcement

July 26, 2011
Today I’m delighted to announce a new partnership that will bring the world-renowned collections of the Textile Museum to George Washington’s Foggy Bottom Campus.
President Knapp

2011 Charge to the Graduates

May 15, 2011

Ladies and gentlemen: I now have the honor of welcoming the Class of 2011 to the lifelong and worldwide community of George Washington University alumni.

Message from President Knapp to the Community

April 13, 2011
I am deeply saddened to report that the university has been notified of the death of one of our students. The student was found in his room this afternoon at the City Hall residence hall.

President Steven Knapp, "The Enduring Dilemma of the Humanities" at the Symposium on the Future of the Humanities

March 29, 2011

President Knapp offers his thoughts on "Why the Humanities?" during a day long symposium.

A Welcome to the Spring Semester from President Knapp

January 10, 2011

Happy New Year and welcome back to campus!

Last semester, we experienced, once again, what it means to engage the world from this nation’s capital.