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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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The Best Seat in the House

By Damian Cristodero on October 28, 2016

The Sideline Coaching Program allows one Mason faculty or staff member per game to get an insider’s view by attending team meetings, practices, and meals, having access to opponent scouting reports and being in the locker room before games and at halftime. The topper, though, is being on the bench.

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Laying Down Tracks

By Jamie Rogers on October 28, 2016

In a recording studio on the main floor of the Music/Theater Building last spring, students from the student recording company Mason Noise wrapped up production of a full-length studio album and began mastering the tracks. Each semester Mason Noise selects a student music artist and then records, mixes, engineers, produces, and distributes a full-length album.

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Turns Out, Crime Does Pay

By Mason Spirit contributor on October 28, 2016

Inch by inch, students carefully make their way around a grid placed on a muddy forensic excavation and research site on the Fairfax Campus. Their assignment: to unearth evidence in a staged outdoor crime scene. It’s the stuff of hit TV drama series. But for these students, the day’s rain-soaked efforts deliver far more than drama. They deliver real-life forensic science training, critical to qualifying for a career that already is waiting for them.

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Railey the Service Dog Awarded Honorary Diploma

By Mason Spirit contributor on July 6, 2016

One of George Mason University’s newest “graduates” is 2 feet tall, has a wet nose, and loves a good belly rub.

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Lights, Camera, FAVS Students in Action

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.”

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