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!!
September 2nd: Classes begin at University of Maryland.
September 4th: APIA Open house at Gallaudet University. 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Click for info
September 4th: Study Abroad Ice Cream Social at George Mason University. 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click for info
September 5th: #Rapplife at George Mason University. 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Click for info
September 5th: Lunch with Hong Kong Commissioner Clement Leung at Georgetown University. 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Click for info
September 9th: NPR Music "An Afro Blue Christmas" at Howard University. 3:30 p.m. Click for info
September 9th: Annual Study Abroad Fair at Marymount University. 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info
September 10th: Successful Student Workshop at American University. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click for info.
September 10th: Allied in Pride Speed Dating at George Washington University. 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Click for info
September 12th: Ben's Chili Bowl at George Washington University. 7:00 p.m. Click for info
September 12th - 14th: Freshman Retreat at Catholic University of America. Click for more info
September 13th: Tools for Graduate School Orientation at Trinity University. 11:30 a.m. Click for info
September 15th: Time Management Skills Workshop at University of Maryland. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click for info
September 17th: Michael Boylan Discussion at Marymount University. 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click for info
September 17th: JAZZAlive: Warren Smith at University of D.C. 7:00 p.m. Click for info
September 18th: Procrastination Workshop at University of Maryland. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click for info
September 19th: The Roselyn Payne Epps, M.D. Lecture at Howard University. 11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Click for info
September 19th: NEA National Heritage Fellowships at George Washington University
September 19th: Hall & Oats concert at George Washington University.
September 22nd: Exploratory Week at American University. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click for info
September 22nd: Volley Ball Against Notre Dame of Maryland at Trinity University. 7:00 p.m. Click for info
September 23rd: Working a Career Fair Workshop at Georgetown University. 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click for info
September 23rd: Orange Is The New Black Discussion at University of D.C. 7:00 p.m. Click for info
September 24th: Lunch & Learn ForHealth with Blue at Gallaudet University. 12;00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Click for info
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.