What a Week: Alum Donates $51,000 to Student Aid, an Elephant Motorcade and More!

The last seven days have been kind of crazy.

First, the class of 2013 celebrated achieving over 51% participation in their senior class gift campaign, which means trustee Nelson Carbonell, SEAS BS ’85, would donate $51,000 to student aid. That was worth a toast:

Then, we welcomed the class of 2013 into the GW Alumni Association in style at Nick’s Riverside Grill at their Zero Year Reunion. This was followed by a whirlwind weekend of graduation ceremonies, and finished with the ultimate #OnlyAtGW moment, commencement on the national mall:

Photo courtesy GW Today
Photo courtesy GW Today












All of that happened before Monday.

We started out our work week with the big news of the basketball team’s new court that looks pretty slick:

Next we found out alumnus Randy Levine, CCAS BA ’77, was getting into the soccer business, and coach Greg Ritchie was named Atlantic 10 baseball coach of the year.

Wednesday was kind of a blur, but we heard something about an elephant getting its own motorcade:

On Thursday, the School of Business launched an undergraduate finance program, the School of Public Health set twitter on fire with their infographic about gun violence, and a professor testified in front of congress about the importance of the humanities.

As if that weren’t enough, this morning a conversation about transportation and cargo security happening here on campus is being broadcast on C-SPAN.

Okay, we’re going to get a cup of coffee to get ready for whatever happens next.

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