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Archive for January, 2011

Alumnus Puts His Stamp on History

by Jason Jacks on January 31st, 2011

A postcard not only captures the thoughts of its sender, according to digital historian and Mason alumnus Trevor Owens, MA History ’09, but it also supplies a snapshot of the place and time it was dropped in the mailbox. Owens is the author of Fairfax County, a history of the sprawling Northern Virginia locale told through graying…

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Sweetheart 16: Meet Mason’s Favorite Couple!

by Jason Jacks on January 25th, 2011

Move over Brad and Angelina, and make way for America’s (at least Mason’s little corner of it) newest “it” couple, Daniel and May Quigley. The two Mason alums from Alexandria, Va., were voted the favorite couple in the Mason Sweetheart 16 contest. “We are in absolute awe and humbled beyond imaginable!” says May about the…

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So Long, Commuter School Label!

by Jason Jacks on January 20th, 2011

We who live, study, and work at Mason have known for some time that the days of the university turning into a ghost town after the daily mass exodus of commuter students are long gone. With about 5,400 students now living on the Fairfax Campus, the university is a 24/7, living, breathing, eating, sleeping, studying,…

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Housing Advocate Alumna to Bike Across U.S.

by Jason Jacks on January 19th, 2011

I just hope that Bebhinn Lynch, BA Global Affairs ’10, has a very soft bicycle seat. That’s because, Lynch, along with about 40 other people, will take part in a cross-country bike trip this summer to raise awareness for the need for more affordable housing in the United States. The ride is being organized by…

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Forensics? Put Me in, Coach. I’m Ready to Debate!

by Jason Jacks on January 11th, 2011

I mean John Fogerty no disrespect with my corny rip off of his lyrics, but after talking with two members of Mason’s forensics team, I’m jazzed about forensics—especially the perennial winning program Mason is fielding year after year. Here are some of the team’s mind-blowing highlights (not new news to you forensics aficionados): Forensics, which…

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Vote For Your Favorite Sweetheart

by Leah Kerkman Fogarty on January 10th, 2011

In November, we asked you to tell us how you met your sweetheart—and what part Mason has played in your union. We got an amazing response. We loved reading your stories and hearing about your fond Mason memories. It took some time, but we narrowed the pool down to 16 couples: our Sweetheart 16. Now…

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