We remember Nelson Mandela today as a world leader and an example of a great man who overcame adversity to lead a divided South Africa from its apartheid era to democracy. He is seen universally as a symbol of reconciliation. Nelson Mandela touched people around the world, including our students, who were arrested in the mid-1980s for protesting outside the South African embassy. A tribute to their activism still stands today on our campus in Kogan Plaza, where students etched "Free Mandela" in a sidewalk slab in 1985. Just as they were then, our thoughts and prayers are with his family and the people of South Africa.
GW classes canceled; administrative and academic offices closed on March 505:10am, 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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