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Washington DC Hall of Fame Society Inducts Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · April 03, 2019
Stephen Trachtenberg, Rimon Partner and President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University, was chosen to receive the Legacy Award in the field of Education. This recognition was granted based on Dr. Trachtenberg’s accomplishments and commitments towards the District of

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Ten Students Granted Full-ride Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarships

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · March 22, 2019
The Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship Program, named after President Emeritus, University Professor of Public Service and Rimon Partner Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, covers tuition, room, board and books. Since 1989, the SJT scholarship program has enrolled 184 District of Columbia students with full-ride scholarships covering all four years

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Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg Speaking at the National Academy of Public Administration: “Enhancing Academic-Practitioner Exchange and Collaboration”

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The discussion will be centered on how to enhance collaboration and information exchange between academics and practitioners in public administration.  This conversation will help to bridge their different perspectives, interests, and approaches. Details: Thursday, March 7, 2019 National Academy Offices - 1600 K Street, NW, Suite 400 Washington, DC

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Higher Education Leadership During Rapid Legal Change, by Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg

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Rimon Partner and President Emeritus of George Washington University, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, and Ben Trachtenberg will speak at the University of Nevada about how higher education leaders need to stay compliant in today’s rapidly evolving legal arena. Details: Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. William S. Boyd

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Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg and “The Importance of Mentorships in Higher Education”

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · December 07, 2018
President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University and Rimon Partner, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, earns recognition as a particularly effective mentor in an article discussing how adequate mentorship is crucial for aspiring candidates to acquire the necessary experience doing the job to which they aim.

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Universities and Endowments Partner, Stephen Trachtenberg, for UK Times Higher Education: “Let the nibblers gorge themselves”

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · December 06, 2018
In this article published in UK Times Higher Education, Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg provides a very insightful evaluation of students’ current learning dynamics and how colleges should change their education parameters in order to provide more flexible, accessible, and efficient ways for students to find their career paths. Click here

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Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg for Higher Education: The First 25 Phone Calls a President Should Make the First Day on the Job

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · August 01, 2018
Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg writes about how to develop a network and establish alliances during the early days as a university president.  Click here to view the article. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University. He served as GW’s 15th

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Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg Discusses the Decline on University Enrollments with the Martin Center for Academic Renewal

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · July 10, 2018
Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg discusses the reasons why college enrollment is decreasing in The James G. Martin Center for Academic Renewal's article, "A Worrisome Trend for Higher Education: Declining Enrollments." Click here to view the article. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is President Emeritus and University Professor

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Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg’s New Book, “Leading Colleges and Universities: Lessons from Higher Education Leaders,” Gets Excellent Review by Washington Times.

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · June 01, 2018
In his previous book, “Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How To Prevent It,” Rimon’s Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, along with Gerald B. Kauvar and E. Grady Bogue, analyzed unsuccessful college presidencies for guidance toward more effective leadership. His latest book, “Leading Colleges and Universities:

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Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg Writes in Higher Education About What It Takes to Be a University President Today

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · May 30, 2018
Writing for Times Higher Education, Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg discusses the evolving role of the university president and the new challenges that role now entails. He provides an overview of the management style, attitude, and abilities required to run universities in a durable and economically healthy way. Stephen Joel Trachtenberg is

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George Washington University Program Grants 10 Full-Ride Scholarships Named after Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · March 12, 2018
For the 29th consecutive year, the George Washington University granted ten full scholarships to incoming freshmen covering four years' tuition, room, board and books. Created in 1989, the program was renamed the "Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship Program" in 1999 to honor GW's President Emeritus and Professor of Public

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What are the Potential Perils of Ex-Politicians in University Posts? - Times Higher Education

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · June 14, 2017
Rimon Partner and President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University, Stephen Trachtenberg, was quoted in Times Higher Education Magazine about the pros and cons of ex-MPs turning to academia for employment. Dr. Trachtenberg has supervised the transition of several former

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The Chronicle of Higher Education: What can colleges learn from Penn State?

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · April 17, 2017
This article coauthored by Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg examines the question of accountability. University presidents shape the culture of the institution and employees subscribe to that culture. But should a leader be held accountable for each and every action of a subordinate? What can the Penn State scandal teach us about how to exercise

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Named for Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg, GW program grants 10 full-ride scholarships

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · March 24, 2017
Every year the George Washington University grants ten full scholarships to incoming freshmen, covering four years' tuition, room, board and books. Created in 1989, the program was renamed the "Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship Program" in 1999 to honor GW's President Emeritus and Professor of Public Service — and Rimon Partner

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Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg discusses the future of college accreditation in his op-ed in the Council for Higher Education Accreditation

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · March 01, 2017
President emeritus, university professor at the George Washington University and Rimon Partner, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, shares his informative and thought-provoking views on the evolution and future of higher education and universities' roles; "Education has become a fee-for-service business” states Dr. Trachtenberg. As part of

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“Must Rhodes fall?” - Times Higher Education

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · December 26, 2016
Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg states, “More important than erasing the past is to confront it, teach it, improve the present and set the stage for the future.” In the article published by Times Higher Education, Stephen Trachtenberg shares his thoughts on morally compromised historical figures and their contributions that

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The College President Millionaires Club

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · December 21, 2016
“Turnover suggests that the pressure of the job is as bad as ever.” Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg is mentioned in the Bloomberg news article discussing college presidents’ compensation and the pressures associated with the position. To read the article click here.  

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“DeVoe’s Is Clearly No Pushover” by Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg for The Chronicle of Higher Education

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · December 19, 2016
In this article Stephen Trachtenberg gives his opinion on noneducator Betsy DeVos and her designation for Secretary of Education. “… one sees a woman of formidable political skills, with a vision for her own iteration of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965…” Click here to read the article.  

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“Solid States: in Praise of Public Universities” by Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg for the Times Higher Education Publication

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · October 25, 2016
In this article, Dr. Trachtenberg explains the valuable mission of Land-Grant colleges and how university rankings truly work. “… we come to college rankings… My problem with these has always been that the emphasis on finance and staff-to-student ratios means that the academic One-Percenters (schools with the highest per

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The Truth and Consequences of Academic Rankings -  What is the world of rankings all about?

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · October 19, 2016
In this article published in the Public Administration Review, Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg addresses the veracity and legitimacy of Higher Education rankings and how they work. According to Dr. Trachtenberg, “U.S. News and other such ranking vehicles are not in the education business. Their vested interest is profit, selling a

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Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberbg will give keynote address at the 2016 Fraternal Law Conference

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Rimon Partner and President Emeritus of George Washington University, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has been invited to participate as a keynoter at the 2016 Fraternal Law Conference. The Fraternal Law Conference is a leading legal educational event for fraternities, sororities and their related housing corporations and foundations. Mr. Trachtenberg will

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Through the Prism of Leadership: A Talk about the History of Hartford University with Three of Its Presidents

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Rimon Partner, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg (1977–88), Humphrey Tonkin (1989–98), and Walter Harrison (1998–present) will discuss their experiences leading the University of Hartford for almost four decades in a panel discussion with Board of Regents Chair Lucille Nickerson and Regent Elsa Chin A’07,

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Stephen Trachtenberg quoted in Washington Post article on Universities in D.C. avoiding $111 million in local taxes last year

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · August 10, 2016
“We generate talent for the city, research, scholars, scholarship and money,” said Stephen J. Trachtenberg, former president of GWU, he served 19 years in the position. “Students spend. Faculty earn and pay taxes. Parents visit. We buy goods and services. [The financial] impact is positive and profound.” Read the full

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Zeta Beta Tau honors Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg with 2016 Man of the Year Award

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · June 28, 2016
Zeta Beta Tau, the world’s first Jewish fraternity, has announced that Rimon Partner Stephen Joel Trachtenberg has been named the 2016 Man of the Year. ZBT's Man of the Year award honors those brothers who stand forth above other brothers and fellow citizens in living the Credo and honoring ZBT's Ritual from a position of

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Presidencies Derailed; Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It.

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · June 14, 2016
In this book, former university president and Rimon Partner Stephen Joel Trachtenberg deeply explores the reasons why universities' presidencies fail and how higher education institutions' leadership can prevent future management failures.  Mr. Trachtenberg, along with other professors and former chancellors in

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Fulbright Association’s Advocacy Days

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This unique event intends to unify Fulbright alumni in a targeted effort to educate Congressional leaders of the economic, political, and social benefits of the Fulbright Program. The two-day gathering will start on April 13 for 1946 Society members and other attendees with an alumni tour of the U.S. Capitol, followed by an exclusive reception at the

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The George Washington University granted 10 Free College Education Scholarships that were named after Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · March 18, 2016
The Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Scholarship Program, named after President Emeritus, University Professor of Public Service and Rimon Partner Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, covers tuition, room, board and books. This program has awarded full scholarships to more than 160 students since it began in 1989.  The SJT Scholarship is designed to

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Rimon Partner and President Emeritus at The George Washington University, Stephen J. Trachtenberg, will participate at the Yale Washington CEO CAUCUS.

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Stephen Joel Trachtenberg, President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University, will be speaking at the upcoming CEO CAUCUS seminar hosted at Yale School of Management. The CEO CAUCUS is a semiannual roundtable for business leaders, political leaders, and scholars to discuss the business

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Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg Named Fellow of the American Bar Foundation Again.

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · February 29, 2016
Rimon Partner Stephen J. Trachtenberg, President Emeritus at The George Washington University, has been named a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. Inclusion in The Fellows list is restricted to less than one percent of attorneys licensed to practice in each jurisdiction. The nominations come from other current Fellows in each legal

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What will universities look like in 2030? Insights on technology usage and its ramifications.

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · January 04, 2016
Stephen Trachtenberg, Rimon Partner and President Emeritus of George Washington University in Washington DC., offers insights on the history of higher education in the U.S. and analyzes how technology is altering its evolution. In this article, posted on Times Higher Education, Mr. Trachtenberg explores the very palpable digital tools of our

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Stephen Trachtenberg talks to the Forward about BDS on university campuses

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · December 29, 2015
Mr. Trachtenberg, a Partner at Rimon and President Emeritus of George Washington University in Washington, D.C., talks to the Forward about the importance of having students and academic personalities fighting to ensure freedom of speech in campus in a controlled and non-disrupted environment. Read the full article here.

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Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg quoted in Inside Higher Education and The Chronicle of Higher Education on Revoking Honorary Degrees

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · November 02, 2015
Rimon Partner, and former President of George Washington University, Stephen Trachtenberg was quoted in Inside Higher Education's article Rush to Revoke (or Not) and in The Chronicle of Higher Education's article The University Wants Back the Honorary Degree, Please. The articles explored the controversial question of whether the

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Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg Talks to ABC News About New Leader of UNC System

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · October 26, 2015
Stephen Trachtenberg told ABC News that Former U.S. Education Secretary Margaret Spellings "is smart, hardworking and an able administrator." Mr. Trachtenberg went on to say that "One of Spellings' missions will be building relationships with professors who probably think she was hired to make changes they won't like. University

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Rimon’s Stephen Trachtenberg Named Fellow of the American Bar Foundation

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · October 04, 2015
The Fellows of the American Bar Foundation is an honorary organization of lawyers, judges, and legal scholars whose public and private careers have demonstrated outstanding dedication to the welfare of their communities and to the highest principles of the legal profession. The Fellows support the research of the ABF through their annual

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How technology is disrupting higher education

Insight Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · July 06, 2015

Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg was a guest presenter at the Legatum Institute, London, UK in June 2015 where he spoke on "How Technology is Disrupting Higher Education in the United States." This 6-minute podcast is an interview made directly after his talk. 

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Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg presents at Annual Oxford & Cambridge Boat Race Dinner

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Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg talks to eCampus News about for-profit schools converting to nonprofits

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · April 16, 2015
Rimon's Stephen Trachtenberg, the President Emeritus of George Washington University, tells eCampus News that many for profit schools are converting to nonprofits to evade the rigorous scrutiny of the for-profit sector because if they go nonprofit, they’ll be treated more benignly.  According to Trachtenberg,

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Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg quoted by CBS News about potential legal liabilities for universities amid recent incidents surrounding America’s fraternities.

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · March 25, 2015
Universities are now facing a continual stream of problems in dealing with the long-overlooked behaviors of the fraternity and sorority system. Rimon partner, and GW University President Emeritus, Stephen Trachtenberg has been called by reporters for his deep knowledge of how administrators should handle this complex issue. Stephen was

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Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg featured in Inside Counsel

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · March 12, 2015
Rimon Partner Stephen Trachtenberg was recently featured in Inside Counsel. Professor Trachtenberg, who is President Emeritus and University Professor of Public Service at The George Washington University, was drawn to Rimon by its “reputation for excellence and innovation” and growing university practice. “Rimon

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George Washington University President Emeritus Stephen Trachtenberg Joins Rimon’s DC office as Partner

News Stephen Joel Trachtenberg Stephen Joel Trachtenberg · December 08, 2014
Washington, DC (December 1, 2014) –Stephen Trachtenberg, President Emeritus of George Washington University, has joined Rimon, P.C. as a partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office. As one of the country's top voices in higher education, he will head the firm’s University practice group. Mr. Trachtenberg, the author of

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