George Stephens

George Stephens: Losing sight of the mission

I’ve spent the past several days contemplating the juxtaposition of two seemingly disparate events. The first is Dr. Benjamin Ladner, president of American University, creating a public relations storm (or worse) by wrong-headedly assuming a sense of privilege and entitlement misfitted to his professional role. The summary of his seemingly over-the-top expenses has been reported […]

MVC is the place to be

Here is a view from “the other side of the desk” in response to Stefanie Greenberg’s op-ed on the Mount Vernon experience (“Mount Vernon is not much of an option,” Oct. 1, p. 4). I have been a faculty member at GW for 20 years and this semester, I’m teaching a section of introductory geology […]