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Paralegal Studies Program Gains American Bar Association Approval

September 14, 2021
The CPS Paralegal Studies program has met the approval of the American Bar Association (ABA) for the excellence of its curriculum, faculty and administration, the only such program granted the designation in Washington, D.C. The CPS program joined a cadre of elite national institutions with the designation after undergoing a rigorous assessment.
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Publishing Students Contribute to Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations

September 13, 2021
More than a dozen GW Master of Professional Studies in Publishing students were able to gain “real world industry experience” while participating in a special projects editing course this summer. The students, under the direction of Publishing program director and associate professor John Warren and faculty member Randy Townsend (MPS 2011), contributed to volunteer efforts for the August 25 publication of the Antiracism Toolkit for Organizations.
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Mark S. Wrighton to Become Interim GW President Jan. 1

September 13, 2021
George Washington University President Thomas J. LeBlanc will retire at the end of the fall 2021 semester, it was announced at a Faculty Senate meeting on Friday. Mark S. Wrighton, a former chancellor of Washington University in St. Louis, will serve as GW’s interim president starting Jan. 1.
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What’SUP GW: Student Run Podcast Now on Spotify

September 12, 2021
Want to learn about #parkequity from leading experts? Listen to the what’SUP GW,” a new, student-run podcast organized and produced by students enrolled in CPS’s master’s degree program in Sustainable Urban Planning (SUP).
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Homeland Security Student Receives INSF Scholarship

September 11, 2021
Master’s degree student in homeland security Trishi Malhotra to receive an INSF scholarship to pursue a career in national security. Her exceptionally strong academic record, and personal story, gave her an edge in the highly competitive scholarship selection process.
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Staff Announcements: New Faces, New Roles and Official Hires

September 11, 2021

CPS administration is happy to report we have officially filled a number of positions that were on hold during the pandemic.

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NSF I-Corps Grants for Customer Discovery and Prototype Development

September 09, 2021
The InnovateGW I-Corps Site Program, funded by the National Science Foundation, awards grants of up to $3,000 to GW students, faculty or staff members who wish to explore possible applications of their research or technology to solve problems that could lead to a broader impact in society.
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Double Alumna Leading the Way for the Next Generation of Leaders

September 08, 2021
Congratulations to College of Professional Studies (CPS) double alumna, Mary Paradis, BPS ’18, MPS ’20, on her new position as Chief of Police & Executive Director of Public Safety at The University of Mississippi Medical Center. She pursued both her academic degrees from CPS while working full time.
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Recent Cybersecurity Boot Camp Graduate Shares Experience

September 06, 2021
“What I received from the course far exceeded my expectations,” wrote Mark, a recent graduate from the GW Cybersecurity Boot Camp, an intensive program, offered through GW’s College of Professional Studies in partnership with Trilogy Education, a 2U, Inc. brand.
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Michael Steele Shared His Perspective on the State of American Politics

September 06, 2021

The former Maryland lieutenant governor and Republican National Committee chair spoke about citizen engagement, bipartisanship and servant leadership at a Graduate School of Political Management (G

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GSPM Announces New Fellows

August 31, 2021
The Graduate School of Political Management at the George Washington University announced the appointment of former U.S. Reps. Mike Bishop (R-Mich.) and Debbie Mucarsel-Powell (D-Fla.) and former Obama administration senior official and Capitol Hill staffer Dana Gresham as GSPM Fellows for the 2021-22 academic year.
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Paralegal Studies Program Gains American Bar Association Approval

August 23, 2021
The CPS program joined a cadre of elite national institutions with the designation after undergoing a rigorous assessment.
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Juggling the Worlds of Work and Academics to Get Ahead

June 19, 2021
The College of Professional Studies (CPS) signature event commemorating George Washington University’s Bicentennial featured a distinguished panel of alumni who described the personal and professional growth they’ve experienced through participation in CPS programs. Full recording of June 8 event available.
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A Look Back: Class of 2021 Commencement Celebration

June 18, 2021
Congratulations again Class of 2021! If you missed our recent Commencement Celebration, please visit our website and watch the video for a recap. We are also looking forward to celebrating in-person with the Classes of 2020 & 2021 on the National Mall on October 2, 2021.
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GSPM Director Lara Brown Promoted to Rank of Professor

June 17, 2021
Congratulations Director Lara Brown on your promotion to Professor of Political Management in the College of Professional Studies, beginning July 1. Dr. Brown, a prominent political scientist, author and commentator, currently serves as an associate professor and director of the Graduate School of Political Management.