Aliya Karim

MBA applications rise as other schools falter

The University’s full-time, two-year MBA program counted a 15 percent rise in applications last week as overall applicants to graduate business schools dropped for the fourth straight year. The increase in popularity for the business school’s Global MBA program came in a year when similar MBA programs at Duke, Yale, Michigan State and Indiana universities […]

SMPA, Google join forces to thwart political spin

The School of Media and Public Affairs will partner with Google to ensure the average Americans have their facts straight in the run-up to the 2012 presidential election. The project, called Face the Facts USA, will employ staff from the school’s Center for Innovative Media and Google, along with a line-up of media companies to […]

Crunch for class space causes campus shuffle

Professors who teach on the Foggy Bottom Campus are being asked to schedule their classes during less popular time slots next semester because fewer classrooms will be available. Due to construction and maintenance of academic buildings on Foggy Bottom, professors will make use of 13 fewer classrooms in the fall than they have this semester, […]

Arts programs call for renaissance

Gayle Wald hears from students that the arts at GW have an identity problem. Without a single hub, campus academic departments and stage venues are expanding programming and unifying their message to prove the University can be a destination for the arts. “People think this town is about what happens on the Hill or at […]

University wary to adopt free online courses

Administrators are skeptical about the trajectory of online education after a startup company made a splash last month by offering free online courses taught by universities’ top professors. Udemy, a for-profit company that allows users to create and sell courses, tapped into professors’ knowledge base with the launch of The Faculty Project Jan. 26. Twelve […]

Columbian College adds new master’s program

Clinical psychologist Richard Cooter wants his students to think like criminals. The newly hired associate professor – who graduated from GW in 2004 and practiced law for 25 years before that – will spend the next several months outlining a curriculum that combines the science and the mindset behind breaking the law for a new […]

Graduate school receives funds to support special education

The Graduate School of Education and Human Development garnered more than $7 million in federal grants and tuition revenue to support its special education programs this year, with more than half that amount arriving in late October. Seventy-five percent of the funding – allocated in four separate grants from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office […]

GWSB to launch online MBA program

The GW School of Business is developing an online master’s of business administration to boost enrollment in the school. The new curriculum will allow for greater customization beyond subjects already offered by the five established MBA programs. “It’s going for a broader audience,” Liesl Riddle, the associate dean of MBA programs, said. “It will be […]

University announces endowed CCAS chair

A 17-year veteran in energy research will be the University’s first Gus Weiss Chair of Theoretical Physics and Energy Studies, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences announced last week. Andrei Afanasev, who is originally from Ukraine, will be working on energy sustainability solutions as part of the GW Energy Institute, a multidisciplinary research team […]