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!!

October Events 

October 1st: International Cafe at George Mason University. 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 1st: Career Fair at George Mason University. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 2nd: Sam Noto: Anxiety and Hope Exhibit at American University. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 3rd: Writing U.S. Resumes and Cover Letters at George Washington University. 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 3rd: Lunch with Ambassador Robert Gallucci at Georgetown University. 12:15 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. Click for info.

October 6th: Workshop: 10 Tips to Academic Success at University of Maryland. 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 7th: JAZZAlive Small Jazz Ensambles at University of D.C. 12:30 p.m. Click for info.

October 8th: Deaf History Lecture at Gallaudet University. 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 8th: Interpersonal Violence Prevention Speaker at Howard University. 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 8th: Help Save a Life at Howard University. 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Click for info.

October 10th: Volleyball vs Saint Louis at George Washington University. 7:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 10th: Psi Chi Honor Society Induction at Trinity University. 11:00 a.m. Click for info.

October 10th: TLTC Teaching Philosphy Drop-In Editing at University of Maryland. 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 14th: Symposium on Childhood Obesity at American University. 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 14th: Volleyball vs. Northern Virginia Community College. 7:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 16th: National Depression Screening Day at Gallaudet University. 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 16th: Miss UDC Coronation at University of D.C. 7:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 17th: Carousel Musical at Catholic University of America. 7:30 p.m. Click for info.

October 18th: Campus Visit Day at Marymount University. 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 21st: Global Education General Info Session at Marymount University.12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Click for info.

October 24th: Philosophy Lecture: How Does Music Imitate Nature? at Catholic University of America. 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Click for info.

October 28th: Book Launch: Midnight at Pera Palace at Georgetown University. 5:30 p.m. Click for info.

Announcements

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.