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Good as Gold

By Damian Cristodero on May 12, 2017

U.S. Olympic gold medalist David Verburg, Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources ’13, returned to campus in February, where he was honored during the men’s basketball game with La Salle.

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Simply the Best

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on May 5, 2017

Mason senior Mason MacDonald won the Sodexo USA National Customer Experience Award for his lively efforts behind the counter at the Northern Neck Starbucks on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

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According to NCAA statistics, 1 in 13 female athletes experience a torn anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, in the knee joint. It’s an epidemic few are talking about. Few, that is, except for an enterprising team of students in the Volgenau School of Engineering’s Systems Engineering Program. Team members Amr Attyah, Maribeth Burns, Sam Miller,…

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White and Working Class

By Colleen Kearney Rich on February 6, 2017

In his new book, The New Minority: White Working Class Politics in an Age of Immigration and Inequality (Oxford University Press, 2016), Schar School of Policy and Government professor Justin Gest analyzes alienation in white working class people in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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Alumni Artists Continue to Push Creative Boundaries

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on February 6, 2017

Forty-three School of Art alumni participated in the REMIX Mason Alumni Exhibit, an art show that took place during Alumni Weekend in four galleries across three campuses.

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Just One of the Guys at Redskins Camp

By Damian Cristodero on November 21, 2016

What surprised athletic training major Abigail Solis most about her internship as an athletic trainer with the NFL’s Washington Redskins was how down to earth the players seemed.

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Using Hip-Hop to Resolve Global Conflict

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 21, 2016

Hip-hop DJs, emcees, beatmakers, and dancers from around the world descended on a hotel conference room in Washington, D.C., this spring to learn how to turn their high-energy musical art into tools for empowerment, entrepreneurship, and conflict resolution.

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Business Alumni Make Big Impact with Big Gifts

By Mason Spirit contributor on November 21, 2016

Over the past few years, several Mason business alumni have made major financial contributions to business school initiatives.

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From Fake Scandals, Real Media Savvy

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 3, 2016

In Professor Jeremy Mayer’s GOVT 412 Politics and Mass Media course, student teams created three minute-long videos—positive, comparative, and of course, negative—for imaginary Congressional candidates running for office in Northern Virginia districts.

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On the Bench with Mason Psychology Professor Lou Buffardi

By Colleen Kearney Rich on October 31, 2016

Mason basketball superfan and psychology professor Lou Buffardi was one of the lucky 15 faculty and staff members chosen by lottery to be a sideline coach with the men’s basketball team during a home game.

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