At A Glance
In February, GW began providing underwriting
support for It’s Academic, a quiz show
featuring D.C. area high school students. Now
in its 45th season, It’s Academic is
the longest-running quiz show on television.
In addition to underwriting 21 shows for the
spring season, GW also benefits contestants
through application fee waivers and scholarships.
The show airs Saturdays at 10 a.m. on NBC4
in the Washington area.
Several GW schools and programs were named
among the top 25 in the nation in the “America’s
Best Graduate Schools” issue of U.S.
News and World Report. The Law School and the
Graduate School of Education and Human Development
were ranked 19th and 21st, respectively. The
education school ranked ninth among private
institutions. The School of Business’ international
business program was ranked 21st.
Preventing Gang Violence
Mark Edberg, associate professor in GW’s
Department of Prevention and Community Health,
and the Council of Latino Agencies and Latin
American Youth Center received a four-year, $2.4
million research grant from the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention to develop a community-based
youth violence prevention program in Langley
Park, Md. The grant was awarded by the Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention as part of
a program to develop and test violence prevention
strategies addressing community needs.
GW Women in the United Arab Emirates
Thirteen members of the Women’s Leadership
Program from GW’s Mount Vernon Campus traveled
to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, for the second
International Student Leadership Conference this
spring. The group met with women leaders from
75 countries to discuss women issues and global
leadership. Rachelle Heller, associate dean for
academic affairs on the Mount Vernon Campus,
led the group, which included 10 undergraduate