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Mason Spirit is published three times a year by the Office of Advancement and Alumni Relations in conjunction with the Office of Communications and Marketing.
By Colleen Kearney Rich on June 21, 2016
“I toured a lot of different film schools, and this was one of the only ones that emphasized working with other students,” says FAVS Meagan Arnold, who comes from Stephens City, Virginia. “It is really hard to make a short film by yourself.”
By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on June 14, 2016
While it prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, Phoebe, Mason’s longstanding literary journal, is now spotlighting some old favorites. Through its new Throwback Thursday blogroll, the journal presents one piece from a past issue each week and promotes it via social media.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 2, 2015
The students invading Lot L on a Friday last April to take spins on the carnival rides (a record attendance), snack on funnel cake (so bad, so good) and listen to live bands, including headliner Jesse McCartney, may have had little idea they were continuing a tradition that began 50 years ago on the Fairfax Campus.
By Michael Sandler on September 23, 2014
The Carlyle Group co-founder urges graduates to embrace change, be useful, and experiment.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on September 15, 2014
The George Mason University Board of Visitors has approved a merger of the university’s School of Public Policy and its Department of Public and International Affairs. The new School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs will be one of the largest schools of policy, government, and international affairs in the United States. When classes begin…
By Mason Spirit contributor on January 21, 2014
Iditarod. Inupiaq. Adventure Safety. These are the nomenclatures of Nome, Alaska, that were at first surprising to Mason alumna Dayneé Rosales, BA English ’11, but are now part of her everyday life. Rosales moved to the Washington, D.C., area from central Bolivia when she was 10 years old. She now works for KNOM Radio Mission.
By Mason Spirit contributor on December 6, 2013
Military analyst Christine Fox was the inspiration for the female lead in the movie Top Gun. This week she was appointed acting deputy secretary of defense.
By Mason Spirit contributor on September 5, 2013
Although it’s considered one of the wealthiest jurisdictions in the country, Northern Virginia maintains a poverty rate of approximately 5 percent. This means that more than 90,000 people live in poverty—30 percent of which are children—and hundreds of thousands more lack adequate food, housing and transportation. Food for Others (FFO), run by two George Mason University graduates, is determined to change that.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on June 28, 2013
Unless they hit it big like Today’s Al Roker, the careers of weather forecasters are often only fair and partly cloudy. Which is why Mason alumnus Matt Rogers, MBA ’01, decided to make his own sunshine: He went into business for himself.
By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on June 21, 2013
Mason alumnus Richard Bausch has joined the ranks of a select group of esteemed writers with his acceptance of the 2012 Rea Award for the Short Story. The prize was presented to Bausch for crafting stories that are “unstintingly about those subjects we can not afford to ignore: matters of life and death, yes; but chiefly matters of life sustained.”
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