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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 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 April 23, 2012
The early Mason Days in the ’70s were experiments in social media. We’d send a Tweet to the student body announcing when we’d be celebrating our founder, then the message would be circulated via everything from Facebook to Tumblr and then . . . ah, who are we fooling?
By Jason Jacks on April 11, 2011
Imagine the shock when I pulled into the parking lot near the Patriot Center and saw these beautiful creatures getting a bath nearby. Yes, the circus has arrived! The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus to be exact, and the elephants are part of this Greatest Show on Earth, which runs from April 14-24…
By Leah Kerkman Fogarty on January 10, 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…
By Mason Spirit contributor on December 21, 2010
Mason’s English MFA Program kicked off a yearlong celebration of its 30th anniversary earlier this year at a new two-day springtime writers’ conference that featured representatives from each of the program’s three decades: the program’s first alumnus, Robert J. Flanagan, ’81; novelist Dallas Hudgens, ’92; and current student, poet Aubrey Lenahan. Other highlights included a…
By Jason Jacks on November 30, 2010
Just to keep you alumni up on what’s happening on your old stomping grounds, reality show celeb Mondo Guerra, or just Mondo, thank you (how couture!), will be on Mason’s Fairfax Campus most of this Saturday as part of the university’s HIV Awareness Week. For you diehard Project Runway fans, the following couple sentences are…
By Jason Jacks on November 17, 2010
How about some good food, beer, and music? Throw in a round of golf. Add a gorgeous location and your favorite basketball team to cheer for, and what do you get? A trip to Charleston, S.C.! Coach Larranaga and the rest of the men’s basketball team are heading to coastal South Carolina this weekend to…