Welcome!

At the heart of the most successful cities and metropolitan regions in the world are great universities. This is especially true in Washington where the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area represents the combined resources of the Capital region’s best academic institutions. Comprised of thirteen universities, our member institutions are public, private, federal, historically black, religious, secular, devoted to the deaf and hard of hearing, and focused on women’s education. Their student body sizes range from a few hundred to over 35,000. Both the USA Today and the Wall Street Journal agree—Washington is a college town!!

November Events 

November 12th: Blush Fall Festival at George Mason University. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 13th: Paul Mitchell Hair Styling Event at George Mason University. 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 13th: Relaxation Night for Veterans at University of D.C. 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 14th: Video Editing with iMovie (MAC) at Gallaudet University. 10:00 a.m. Click for info.

November 14th: Exhibit: The African American Migration Experience at Howard University. Click for info.

November 14th: Money Management Workshop at Trinity University. 3:30 p.m. Click for info.

November 15th: Memorial for Professor Ema E. Stewart at Howard University. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 17th: Creative Writing Club at American University. 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 17th: Men's Basketball VS Connecticut State at University of Maryland. 7:30 p.m. Click for info.

November 18th: Riding Your Bike in Traffic Course at Georgetown University. 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click for info.

November 18th: Community Meal Packaging Event at Marymount University. 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 18th: JAZZAlive - Small Jazz Ensembles at University of D.C. 12:30 p.m. Click for info.

November 19th: Bill Nye Evolution Lecture at George Washington University. 7:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 19th: Screening of "Wadjda" at Marymount University. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 19th: MS Excel-Beginner's Workshop at Trinity University. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 20th - 23rd: La Perdida (Play) at Catholic University of America. Click for info.

November 21st: Student Health 101 + Chance at $1,000 at University of Maryland. Click for info.

November 21st: Values of Music Philosophy Lecture at Catholic University of America. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 21st: Slavery and Forced Labor: Human Rights in North Korea at Georgetown University. 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click for info.

November 22nd: GW TRAiLS - Indoor Rock Climbing at George Washington University. 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Click for info.

November 24th: Blackboard Getting Started Workshop at Gallaudet University. Click for info.

November 25th: Women's Ice Hockey Fundraiser at American University. 5 p.m. Click for more info.

Announcements

The 2015 - 2016 Economic Club of Washington, D.C. Fellowship Competition  

The Economic Club of Washington, D.C. and the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area (CUWMA) are pleased to partner in the announcement of the Annual Doctoral Research Fellowships, the Vernon E. Jordan, Jr. Fellowships and the Philip M. Dearborn Fellowship. Three $10,000 stipends will be awarded to doctoral-level students from Consortium institutions to support independent research in areas of interest to the Economics.  

Click for purpose, eligibility, and application procedures.

Consortium Welcomes Two New Presidents

Over the summer, two new presidents were elected or appointed to lead Consortium member schools.  

•At Howard University, Dr. A. I. Frederick was named the 17th president effective July 22nd.  The Presidential Search Committee, chaired by Vernon E. Jordan, Jr., was comprised of university stakeholders and prominent government officials.  President Frederick previously served as the university’s interim president.  He earned his BS/MD and MBA from Howard University in addition to serving his surgical residency at Howard University Hospital; and

•At National Defense University, Ambassador Wanda L. Nesbitt has been named Interim President.  She is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service and holds the rank of Career Minister.  She previously served as Senior Vice President at NDU.  Her ambassadorial posts included Namibia, Côte d’Ivoire, and the Republic of Madagascar.  NDU supports the joint warfighter by providing rigorous Joint Professional Military Education to members of the U.S. Armed Forces and select others in order to develop leaders who have the ability to operate and creatively think in an unpredictable and complex world.

Consortium Rolls Out New Monthly Newsletter 

After taking a break since 2013, the Consortium  has relaunched its newsletter, The Campus Beat.  The Beat provides a monthly survey of the exciting and diverse news taking place on the campuses of the Washington Region’s colleges and universities.  The latest issue is available here.  If you would like to be added to the distribution list, e-mail Sally Kram at kram@consortium.org.