Campus Advisories

GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 5

05:10am, Thursday, March 05, 2015

GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Thursday, March 5 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather throughout the region.

When the university declares a change to its operating status, employees classified as Designated On-Site are required to report to and/or remain at work, employees classified as Essential are generally expected to telecommute, and employees classified as Non-Essential are not required to work unless directed to do so by a supervisor.

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Meet the New Columbian College Dean

As the new school year begins, CCAS Dean Ben Vinson III has a message for students.
Dean Vinson
August 23, 2013

Not yet a full month into his role as the new dean of the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, Ben Vinson III says he already feels a “dynamism” emanating through campus, exciting him for the year ahead.

An expert on Latin American history, Dr. Vinson comes to the George Washington University from Johns Hopkins University’s Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences, where he served as vice dean for centers, interdepartmental programs and graduate programs. A member of JHU’s faculty since 2006, Dr. Vinson was also the Herbert Baxter Adams Professor of Latin American History and formerly directed the university’s Center for Africana Studies.

In a brief interview, Dr. Vinson discusses his priorities as dean, his research background, what he likes to do in his free time and the message he has for CCAS students as the fall semester begins.