Forbes: What is the future of work in higher education?

Forbes: What is the future of work in higher education?

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. As a technologist and a university president, I often think about the future of the academe. I’ve had many discussions with colleagues, both academics and not, about what the future holds for our sector. Will it […]

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InsideNoVa.com: New study tallies economic impact of Marymount University

InsideNoVa.com: New study tallies economic impact of Marymount University

  A new study suggests Marymount University pumps $236 million annually into the local economy, directly and indirectly, and is responsible for a cumulative payroll of about $90 million. The study, released by the university, looks at both the direct impact of the university on local economic conditions, and indirect impacts, such as spending by […]

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Arlington Catholic Herald: Marymount’s new Catholic chaplain brings global perspective

Arlington Catholic Herald: Marymount’s new Catholic chaplain brings global perspective

  A new Catholic chaplain, Father Gabriel Muteru joined the staff at Marymount University in Arlington this academic year as part of the institution’s Office of Ministry and Spiritual Life. He was appointed by Bishop Michael F. Burbidge in August. As chaplain, Father Muteru, a native of Kenya, leads liturgical and sacramental celebrations, pastoral care […]

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Forbes: Compassion is a vital leadership skill

Forbes: Compassion is a vital leadership skill

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctorate-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. As the leader of a faith-based institution that prides itself on providing students with an education focused on values, I am often asked how I can lead with compassion while simultaneously establishing bold goals and requiring […]

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WTOP: Marymount University to start spring semester virtually

WTOP: Marymount University to start spring semester virtually

  Marymount University students will begin their spring semester classes virtually due to COVID-19 concerns, the school announced Wednesday. The school will readopt a remote learning format for the first two weeks of the spring 2022 semester “in order to reduce the potential spread of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 on campus,” the school said […]

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Forbes: The importance of collaborative decision-making in challenging times

Forbes: The importance of collaborative decision-making in challenging times

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctorate-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. I vividly remember the early days of the global pandemic, when leaders were required to make critical decisions without a clear playbook. As health experts and government officials scrambled to make sense of the ever-changing information […]

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Forbes: Reframing setbacks as opportunities builds bold leadership

Forbes: Reframing setbacks as opportunities builds bold leadership

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctorate-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. Adversity is a given in the human experience. But our greatest difficulties afford us the most valuable life lessons. When we look at challenges as learning experiences, setbacks become opportunities, hurdles to clear rather than roadblocks […]

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Forbes: Making and communicating difficult decisions as a leader

Forbes: Making and communicating difficult decisions as a leader

Image courtesy of Getty. Irma Becerra is president of Marymount University, a comprehensive doctoral-granting university known for its innovative curriculum. While Covid-19 continues to spread across the globe, there has been much debate surrounding inoculating the masses against the Delta variant. As the president of Marymount University, an institution that prides itself on personalized and primarily […]

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