Take a look at the news coverage about the various ways that faculty (and staff, and others) are responding to the administration’s initiatives. We want to be clear: we are not afraid of change! GW needs to continue to grow and evolve. GWUFA wants GW to do well with STEM, to be good to our students, to have a strong institutional culture, and to treat faculty, staff, and students with respect. But none of this can happen in a context of a rush to push top-down initiatives that don’t genuinely consult about the best ways forward for GW. We have been handed a $64 million budget shortfall and a group of committees have been told to figure out how to improve GW in that context. It doesn’t make sense. Consult and consider. Share information. We have a great faculty and great students and alums and staff at GW. We don’t need pronouncements, we need engagement and shared governance.