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By Mason Spirit contributor on November 11, 2013

Flash Mobs and Classroom Rethinking I loved the (spring 2013 Mason Spirit), especially the flash lecture piece on page 6. “Rethinking the Classroom” on pages 12 to 29 was great, too. However, the “Going the Distance” sidebar was interesting. Videotaping for content for distance education (DE) classes (albeit wedding planning) with the goal of emulating…

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By Mason Spirit contributor on May 10, 2011

*Ducking* Please continue to publish letters such as the one from Merton L. Bland (“More Grammar Goofs,” fall 2010). I am disappointed that a linguist would reject rules outright rather than embrace the delicate balance between usage and rules. But we can disagree about such things (and many other things)—that is the very purpose of education,…

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By Colleen Kearney Rich on November 1, 2010

More Grammar Goofs Please do not publish letters like the one from Raoul Drapeau, who took a misguided stand on the who/whom issue. He, and his sixth-grade teacher, represent a shrinking minority who believe those rules recorded by a group of monks in the Middle Ages (at least those who survived the Black [Death]) were…

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By Mason Spirit contributor on April 1, 2010

The Results Are In I read in the most recent Class Notes about two Mason grads who were recently elected [to public office]: David Bobzien, BA Government and Politics ’94, to the Nevada Assembly, and Charniele Herring, BA Economics ’93, to the Virginia House of Delegates. Do you have a current list of Mason grads…

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By Mason Spirit contributor on October 8, 2009

Checking In I was a nurse and worked a bit when we moved to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. I’m in the older-than-65 age group and still keep my license active. I have been thinking about taking a refresher [course]. The nurses of today have it so much easier than we did. I have two beautiful…

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By Mason Spirit contributor on April 1, 2009

Academic Adventure After reading the fall issue of Mason Spirit, I wanted to share my experience at George Mason. In fall 1966, I transferred to George Mason College: no dorms, no library, just four buildings around a small quad. Well, those four buildings were still there in spring 2008 when I returned after a 42-year hiatus…

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By Mason Spirit contributor on October 1, 2008

All In The Family Both my husband and I graduated from Mason, then called GMU, in 1980. My husband also got his MBA there in 1987. We have four children, three of whom chose Mason as their first college choice. We do have one renegade son, who graduated from James Madison University, but what can you do?…

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