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Archive for June, 2011

Alumnus Named Prime Minister of African Nation

by Jason Jacks on June 23rd, 2011

The new number two man in Somalia is a graduate of Mason. According to an assortment of news outlets from around the world, Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, PhD Economics ’00, has been named prime minister of the eastern African nation, placing him one spot below the war-torn country’s president, Sheik Sharif Ahmed. So, who is Ali?…

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Merry Old England Tops for Mason’s Study Abroaders!

by Jason Jacks on June 21st, 2011

England, the land of pubs, royals, and motorists who drive on the left side of the road, tops the list of most popular destinations for students looking to study abroad through Mason’s Center for Global Education. The list is definitely top-heavy with European locales, with Italy and Spain taking the two and three spots. But…

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Making the Most of the Military Mindset

by Colleen Kearney Rich on June 20th, 2011

With the signing of the Post-9/11 GI Bill in 2009, college administrators expected the student veteran population to grow. At Mason, a corps of people is dedicated to helping these veterans, active duty military, and family members be all they can be.

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Tomb Readers

by Colleen Kearney Rich on June 15th, 2011

History class uses old family cemeteries to teach historical methods—and contribute to the community.

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Mason Alum Keeps On (Food) Truckin’

by Lisa M. Gerry on June 13th, 2011

A few years ago, Joey Hernandez, BS Health Science ’06, posed the question to her boyfriend, Tim Ma, an electrical engineer, “If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?” He said, “Own my own restaurant.” She said, “Well then, why don’t we?”

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In Theater Class, It’s Stage Left, Right Cross

by Jason Jacks on June 8th, 2011

“Smack!” The man falls back, reeling from a blow to his left cheek. Undeterred, he slams his palms into the chest of his assailant, sending him in the opposite direction. Soon enough, ears are grabbed, hair is tugged, and one man is thrown rudely to the floor. While Hulk Hogan would be proud, WrestleMania it’s…

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For the first time this fall, a group of Mason law students will be assisting on cases in front of the most powerful court in the land: the Supreme Court. In a partnership with the Wiley Rein law firm based in Washington, D.C., Mason’s School of Law will launch what is being billed as a…

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