Message From the Dean — October 2020

October 20, 2020

Dear GWSB Community,

As we look to the start of November, much of our focus is on Tuesday, November 3, U.S. Election Day. Recognizing both the importance of voting and the impact of the pandemic on the current election cycle, GW has designated next Tuesday as a university holiday. I hope that this will allow our GWSB community to better make its contribution by leveraging this day for voting, learning, and researching in support of our public service and civic engagement efforts.

And as we are approaching the end of midterms, I am delighted to share some highlights of how our talented students, alumni, faculty, and staff have continued to make an impact:

Looking forward to November, there are additional exciting GWSB events across our community:

  • The Pitch George Competition from November 5–21 is one of our premier entrepreneurial initiatives organized by the GW Center for Entrepreneurial Excellence (CFEE). Contest entrants from any GW school can present business ideas and receive valuable feedback on the viability of their business concepts and win startup capital.
  • Mark your calendar for George Talks Business on November 5 featuring Sam Priyadarshi, principal and global head of Portfolio Risk and Derivatives at Vanguard. On November 18, Nate Morris (CCAS ’03), founder and CEO of Rubicon, will be interviewed.

More information about the events specific to our graduate and undergraduate students’ experience is included in weekly newsletters and the GWSB Event Calendar. For your content to be included on the calendar, please share information about any events you may be hosting with our community so that we can all continue to connect, learn, and grow together through the end of the semester and on into 2021.

Stay well and stay strong,

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Anuj Mehrotra, Ph.D.