LeBlanc has confirmed there will be layoffs. Now is the time for each of us to fight them in every way we can.

We have received some very alarming information from President LeBlanc. On Thursday, in a response to our email of May 18, LeBlanc wrote to us that “we won’t be able to continue to avoid layoffs any longer.” We reproduce President LeBlanc’s email and our own response below. As you know, and as we wrote toContinue reading “LeBlanc has confirmed there will be layoffs. Now is the time for each of us to fight them in every way we can.”

Summer Membership Meeting June 15th, 2020!

Are you, like us, pissed off that the GW administration continues to announce transformational plans for the university without consulting in good faith the faculty or other members of the university community?  Are you as irritated as we are by the administration’s continued farce of shared governance, with its manufactured committees composed of hand-picked faculty members with marching orders imposedContinue reading “Summer Membership Meeting June 15th, 2020!”

The crisis at GW is not in its finances but its administration

Many of you may have already seen the “Financial Update” presented to the Finance and Investments Committee of the Board of Trustees on May 14, 2020. We are writing first and foremost because we think everyone should have access to this document, and you can find it attached to this message. Ideally, the administration wouldContinue reading “The crisis at GW is not in its finances but its administration”

Florida cronyism and the projected budget crisis at GW

19 May 2020 Dear GWUFA Members,   No doubt many of you have been thinking about LeBlanc’s vague but ominous warning on May 11th that, because compensation makes up a “significant share of our budget, we will have to make personnel decisions that affect all of us.” LeBlanc’s announcement followed on heels of the May 8thContinue reading “Florida cronyism and the projected budget crisis at GW”

March 4, 2020: Letter from GW Board Chair to GW Faculty

Dear Members of the GW Faculty: Following months of planning and debate, we thought it important to share some reflections on the strategic planning process and our renewed commitments to you and the George Washington University community. We have listened and heard your concerns, and together, we commit to meaningful communication and consultation with theContinue reading “March 4, 2020: Letter from GW Board Chair to GW Faculty”

GWUFA Petition for LeBlanc’s Resignation

February 26, 2020 We, the undersigned George Washington University faculty, call on Thomas LeBlanc to resign from his position as president of our university. Our demand gains its urgency from the racist remarks made by President LeBlanc and his insufficient apology (here and here). We understand LeBlanc’s comment to be just the latest evidence ofContinue reading “GWUFA Petition for LeBlanc’s Resignation”

GWUFA Petition for LeBlanc’s Resignation

February 26, 2020 We, the undersigned George Washington University faculty, call on Thomas LeBlanc to resign from his position as president of our university. Our demand gains its urgency from the racist remarks made by President LeBlanc and his insufficient apology (here and here). We understand LeBlanc’s comment to be just the latest evidence ofContinue reading “GWUFA Petition for LeBlanc’s Resignation”

GWUFA Petition calling on LeBlanc to resign

February 26, 2020 GWUFA has been working working with the GW faculty senate and the faculty assemblies to bring accountability to President Thomas LeBlanc and the GW administration. The Feb. 25 faculty assembly was a triumph in many ways. And we eagerly await what next steps the Faculty Senate will take in response to theContinue reading “GWUFA Petition calling on LeBlanc to resign”

GWUFA Statement on LeBlanc’s Racial Comments

GW President Thomas LeBlanc made a stunning comment to a student activist this week that explained his opposition to cutting ties to the fossil-fuel friendly Regulatory Studies Center by comparing student demands to divest from fossil fuels and cut ties to the Center to a hypothetical plan to kill all the African American students atContinue reading “GWUFA Statement on LeBlanc’s Racial Comments”