Advice for the first-year future citizen leaders from Peter Konwerski, the vice provost and dean of student affairs.
Washington’s “Rules of Civility,” which were maxims that guided his early life, still apply today. ” I challenge all Colonials to connect your character to the best values Washington inspires, and live lives that honor our namesake as you choose your core values.
Congratulations, graduates. What you’ve witnessed in the last four years as students in D.C. was nothing short of amazing.
I just wrapped up my freshman year as dean of students, and I hope some of my experiences might resonate with what a typical freshman might feel. As I reflect on a great year, there are certainly some lessons I learned that might be helpful as you begin your first year at GW. 1. Come […]
For the past 15 years, I have taught a course, titled Empowerment for Social Change, in the GW Human Services Program. This year, as students planning Hunger Week worked to apply Saul Alinsky’s practical primer, Rules for Radicals, to their campus and community organizing, they encouraged me to take the Food Stamp Challenge. The concept […]
As an adjunct professor with a passion for exploring the interplay between service and social justice, I have been fortunate to work each fall with an entire class of GW students looking to extend their education through service-learning experiences. The pedagogy of service-learning has empowered my students to not only explore social issues in Washington, […]