Sen. Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., will be the keynote speaker at Commencement this year, the University announced Tuesday.
University President Steven Knapp will visit at least six cities this spring to attend conferences and lock in donations.
More than 90 percent of the members of the Council of Chairs donated more than $20 million to the University last fiscal year.
Following in the footsteps of other elite universities, officials are considering funding a formal investigation into GW’s ties to slavery.
The Board of Trustees approved to increase the cost of attendance by 3.3 percent for the next academic year Friday.
GW’s top fundraiser is permanently leaving his office just as the $1 billion campaign nears its goal, a University spokesman confirmed Friday.
A GW fundraising official will take his talents to the “real Mount Vernon,” as the new senior vice president for development at George Washington’s estate.
University President Steven Knapp joined more than 170 higher education leaders in signing an open letter urging President-Elect Donald Trump and the new Congress to take action on climate change.
GW’s operating surplus was higher than expected during fiscal year 2016, putting the University ahead of schedule on its five-year revenue projections.
University President Steven Knapp is the 27th highest-paid private university executive in the nation, according to the most recent data from the Chronicle of Higher Education.