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Archive for April, 2013

The Inauguration of Ángel Cabrera

by Mason Spirit contributor on April 30th, 2013

From the opening procession, with faculty and visiting university presidents dressed in their academic regalia, to the upbeat musical finale led by Doc Nix and the Green Machine, the inauguration of Mason’s sixth president was something to talk about.

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A new National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) semi-professional soccer team is expected to draw not only players affiliated with Major League Soccer’s D.C. United but also George Mason University players and top amateurs from around the United States. And a George Mason alum is the owner.

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A Passion for History and Vinting

by Michele McDonald on April 23rd, 2013

The bite-marked bullets found on the grounds of their new winery near the Bull Run battlefield told Mason alumni Jon and Kim Hickox a Civil War tale from a time when “to bite the bullet” meant more than taking on a tough task.

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Celebration of Distinction 2013

by Mason Spirit contributor on April 17th, 2013

On Wednesday, April 17, the George Mason University Alumni Association recognized its most prestigious alumni, as well as Senior of the Year and Faculty Member of the Year, at an elegant dinner in the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel. For a look at the biographies of those honored that night, please take a look at the Celebration of Distinction 2013 Program available online.

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Love What You Are

by Mason Spirit contributor on April 16th, 2013

I also love that Mason is an inclusive community, one that does not define itself by how many students it leaves out but by how many lives it helps transform every year. From a small teaching satellite campus, we’ve grown into a comprehensive, multicampus, metropolitan, research university serving more students than any of our peer institutions in Virginia. And in doing so, we have found ways to serve an incredibly diverse community composed of people not just from different ethnic and cultural backgrounds but with a wide variety of lifestyles and needs.

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