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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 Catherine Probst on October 10, 2012
After volunteering at the National Stuttering Association, Mason electrical engineering student Jonathan Posey pondered how he could apply some engineering know-how to help people who stutter. He joined forces with fellow electrical engineering students. They came up with a plan to create a device that could replicate the technology but cost significantly less than electronic earpieces currently on the market.
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 Lisa M. Gerry on August 1, 2011
While my dorm experience was less of the yoga mat and meditation variety (and more carryout and cramming), there is a whole new generation of students who are looking to enhance their college experience. As Mason’s campus community continues to grow with more than 5,400 on-campus residents, so too do its offerings for Living Learning…
By Mason Spirit contributor on May 23, 2011
The Mason Alumni Association inducted the first class of members into the new Golden Quill Society on Wednesday, May 18. The society, which the association formed earlier this year, recognizes outstanding graduates prior to graduation and cultivates their leadership within the alumni community after graduation. “Our student leaders make a tremendous impact on the life…
By Colleen Kearney Rich on May 16, 2011
Most students are used to struggling for their art, but getting kicked out of Target is a different matter entirely. Still Mason senior Lindsay Hawks was not at all troubled by the store’s request. Instead, Hawks and her partners in art, Alex Straub and Peter Lee, moved on to the Walmart in Burke to conduct…
By Colleen Kearney Rich on May 11, 2011
Recently Dean of Admissions Andrew Flagel invited me to join him and a group of students for lunch over at Boxwoods in the Mason Inn. I was especially intrigued by his invitation because he mentioned that he had specifically invited students who are active on Twitter, the social media application. In the recent issue of…
By Jason Jacks on April 22, 2011
Junior Carlo Solano is not one for maps—well, not ones of the paper variety. So what did he do to ensure he doesn’t get lost on Mason’s massive Fairfax Campus? He made himself an app. Called GMU Mobile and designed mainly for people new to Mason, Solano’s smartphone application is a multitasking Mason tour guide…
By Colleen Kearney Rich on April 5, 2011
As the number of veterans within Mason’s student population increases, it isn’t surprising that the number of veterans’ student organizations has also increased. One such organization is the student-run Veterans Society of George Mason University. Do student veterans seek each other out? You bet they do, says Veterans Society president and former Marine Jacobo Flores….
By Jason Jacks on March 22, 2011
Just because Mason is now classified as a residential university doesn’t mean we can forget about the biggest portion of our student-body: off-campus scholars. Currently, Mason is in the middle of what is being billed as Off-Campus Appreciation Week. The week features a slew of workshops and activities to help students with some of the…
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