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Best Homeland Security Degree 2020 Intelligent Approved

Homeland Security Program Ranked #17

November 28, 2019
The Homeland Security master’s degree program has been ranked #17 by Intelligent.com. They evaluated 291 educational programs at 116 universities and colleges before publishing this ranking. Our program received a calculated Intelligent Score of 72.22/100, which ranked it #17 out of the top 52 homeland security degree programs.
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VIDEO: GW Supports our Veterans and Military Students

November 12, 2019
GW is a strong supporter of veterans and the Yellow Ribbon Program. In honor of Veteran’s Day, November 11, learn more about how GW supports the military community through our video.
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New Video About CPS

September 04, 2019
Learn more about the GW College of Professional Studies (CPS) and how we are continuing to advance our student’s professional careers in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan Area!
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Getting to Know Dr. Sandra Whitehead: New Program Director for Sustainable Urban Planning

September 03, 2019
Dr. Sandra Whitehead took the helm as the interim program director of the Sustainable Urban Planning Program (SUP) effective July 1, 2019. Now that Dr. Whitehead is settling into her new role, we wanted to give our readers a chance to get to know her a little better.
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Behind the Scenes Tour of High-tech Museum Brings Classwork to Life

September 02, 2019
CPS’s Career Services Department organized a unique behind-the-scenes tour of Glenstone art museum for 18 of our Integrated Information Science & Technology (IIST) program bachelor’s degree completion students. Students had a chance to learn about the extensive IT infrastructure installations used throughout the facility from their IT manager, designed to enhance the museum experience, including the IT infrastructure design and challenges.
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First GenderPro Cohort Launches with Summit

September 01, 2019
International development workers will earn a first-of-its-kind certification in the gender field through GenderPro, a new capacity-building and credentialing program developed by GW in partnership with UNICEF with a grant funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. GW’s Global Women’s Institute (GWI) is leading GenderPro in partnership with the Elliott School of International Affairs and the College of Professional Studies.
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CPS Developed App Guides D.C. Visitors to Local Indigenous Landmarks

August 31, 2019
A new tool will help visitors to Washington, D.C. discover the historic and contemporary landmarks of those who inhabited the city’s land before its development as the nation’s capital. Elizabeth Rule, assistant director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (AT&T CIPP) at the GW College of Professional Studies, said D.C. is full of landmarks with historical, political and cultural connections to Native Americans.
Nicole Mintz

Welcome Career Services Director Nicole Mintz

August 29, 2019
Nicole Mintz, the newly hired director of career services for the GW College of Professional Studies (CPS), brings a wealth of experience to the job. She joined the team in August following a seven-year stint as advisor in the GW Career Services Center.
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Homeland Security Online Master’s Program Ranked #1

August 28, 2019
The College of Professional Studies' online master’s degree program in Homeland Security has been ranked #1 out of 25 online programs for the 2019 Best Online Master’s in Homeland Security programs ranking, according to BestColleges.com.
SUP student group with Program Director John Carruthers hold banner with words Sustainable Urban Planning Program, GW

Sustainable Urban Planning Leader Recognized for Contributions to GW

August 25, 2019
Dr. John I. Carruthers, the founding director of the Sustainable Urban Planning program, left GW this summer to join Cornell University’s Department of City and Regional Planning as an associate professor. His contributions to GW include eight years as leader and program director extraordinaire. He excelled in growing and shaping the SUP program to the point where it could pass the rigorous test of accreditation by the Planning Accreditation Board (PAB).
Calvin Cafritz with GW leadership team

Shining Stars of D.C. Government Recognized by The Cafritz Foundation

August 24, 2019
Exemplary employees honored by The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Awards for Distinguished D.C. Government Employees this summer. The program is managed by GW's Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW-CEPL).
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Veteran GSPM Student Campaigns Against Hate

August 23, 2019
Luke Lorenz, a master’s degree candidate in political management in the Graduate School of Political Management (GSPM), is combining his political management studies with running his nonprofit, Veterans Against Hate, which seeks to address prejudice and political polarization.
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Native American Students Intern on Capitol Hill

August 22, 2019
Nolan Arkansas and Jordan Oglesby participated in GW's Native American Political Leadership Program (NAPLP) and interned with the first Native American women elected to Congress this summer. For the past 14 years, NAPLP has placed over 200 Native American, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian students from across the country in internships on Capitol Hill, in policy and tribal organizations and nonprofit sites across D.C. The program is run by the GW’s AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (AT&T CIPP) within the College of Professional Studies.
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GW Develops a ‘Guide to Indigenous D.C.’

July 08, 2019
A new tool will help visitors to Washington, D.C., discover the historic and contemporary landmarks of those who inhabited the city’s land before its development as the nation’s capital. “Guide to Indigenous D.C.” is a free mobile app developed by the George Washington University’s AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy (AT&T CIPP) in collaboration with the American Indian Alaska Native Tourism Association. The project, funded by the American Indian College Fund, Native Americans in Philanthropy and the Minneapolis Foundation, includes a walking tour map, directions and guide that highlight the contributions of Native Americans to the city.
Calvin Cafritz with GW leadership team

The Cafritz Foundation Recognizes Distinguished D.C. Government Employees

June 24, 2019
The 18th Annual Cafritz Awards Gala was hosted by GW President Thomas LeBlanc and the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (CEPL). The celebration honored extraordinary public servants.