George Washington University

Jewish Culture Gets A ‘Master’ Class

New G.W. graduate program to develop next generation of arts administrators for cultural institutions.

02/07/2012
Staff Writer

In the last decade, study after study has shown that Jewish culture — films, music, books — rather than traditional institutions like synagogues or day schools, has become an increasingly important part of American Jewish identity. 

As if to drive home that point, a glittering array of newly built cultural institutions — from the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco, which opened in 2005, to the National Museum of American Jewish History in Philadelphia, unveiled in 2010 — have become landmarks for all American Jews. 

Jenna Weissman Joselit.

Taking Reins At Brandeis At Tough Time

With endowment falling and various controversies afoot, GW Law School dean will look to bolster financial aid.

07/13/2010
Staff Writer

Growing up in Port Washington, L.I., Frederick Lawrence thought he’d have a career in politics or teaching.

But in high school, animated by the civil rights and anti-war movements and inspired by the role attorneys were playing as agents “of social change,” he decided to become a lawyer.

Some four decades later, after working as a civil rights lawyer and law school dean, Lawrence is taking a position at the highest rung of academia.

GW Law School Dean Frederick Lawrence.
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