Updates

Recent community messages.
 



Supporting our Community

This past week, I have been reflecting on the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to overturn Roe v. Wade and the impact it is having on many members of our university community and beyond.
July 1, 2022
 

Commemorating Juneteenth
While Juneteenth has long been celebrated, some in our community may only recently be aware of it after it became a federal and university holiday last year. I am grateful that we have this time to pause and reflect on this day together.
June 17, 2022
 

Happy Pride, GW!
As our university marks Pride Month and Capital Pride begins here in Washington, we join in celebrating the George Washington University’s LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff, and alumni.
June 3, 2022

Next Steps in EVP/CFO Organization Transition

I am eager to have more opportunities to meet with leadership and staff and discuss ideas for bolstering the organization and ensuring we continue to strengthen our university’s mission.
June 3, 2022
 

Strengthening the University’s Academic Medical Enterprise
A new agreement further strengthens the university’s academic medical enterprise and our ability to deliver excellent patient care, education, research, and service to our community.
May 28, 2022
 

Supporting Our Community in Wake of Tragedy in Buffalo
I am deeply saddened to address you today in the wake of the horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, which appears motivated by hate, violence, and racist white supremacist ideology that has no place in our society.
May 15, 2022
 

Update on Vice President and General Counsel Search
After concluding a national search with a strong candidate pool, I am pleased to appoint Charles Barber as the George Washington University’s permanent Vice President and General Counsel.
May 13, 2022


Celebrating Women's History Month

This week, as we begin commemorations for Women's History Month, I am delighted to join our community in honoring the voices and contributions of women and their vital role in shaping the past, present, and future of our nation and our university.
March 3, 2022
 

Addressing the Invasion of Ukraine
Like many of you, over these past several weeks I have monitored with deep concern the growing crisis in Ukraine. Today, we have learned of an unprovoked invasion of Ukraine carried out by Russian military. There are reports of explosions, gunfire, and, tragically, lives lost.
Feb. 24, 2022


Provost Announcement
I am delighted to share with you an important leadership announcement: I have named Christopher Alan Bracey the George Washington University’s permanent provost and executive vice president for academic affairs.
Feb. 18, 2022
 

Message Regarding Data Analytics Pilot Project
I write to inform you of a data analytics pilot project that took place on the university campus during the Fall 2021 semester, and to apologize on behalf of the university for the failure to inform you in advance of commencing this project.
Feb. 11, 2022
 

Message Regarding Posters Displayed on Campus
I want to be very clear: I support freedom of speech—even when it offends people—and creative art is a valued way to communicate on important societal issues.
Feb. 7, 2022


Marking Black History Month

This week marks the start of Black History Month, and I can think of no more significant place to be at this moment than at our university in Washington, D.C.
Feb. 3, 2022
 

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Today, we commemorate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We honor Dr. King’s historic contributions to the civil rights movement by serving, building community, and fighting for racial justice.
Jan. 17, 2022
 

Message from President Wrighton
My strong view is that by working together we can accelerate the progress of GW as one of the world’s great research universities.
Jan. 3, 2022
 

Mark S. Wrighton to Serve as Interim President
Dr. Wrighton is Chancellor Emeritus of Washington University in St. Louis.
Sept. 10, 2021