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 2104:27am, Wednesday, March 21, 2018
GW classes are canceled, administrative and academic offices are closed, and activities and events will not take place on Wednesday, March 21 at all of our Washington metropolitan area campuses and locations because of inclement weather.
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