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Professors We Love: William Snavely

By Mason Spirit contributor on October 24, 2011

The Economics Department at the end of the 1970s was not yet the world-renowned home of Nobel laureates in a shining building on the Fairfax Campus, rather it was located in an old ranch house on a residential street a short drive away. Distance from campus was not a burden. This odd bit of office space was filled with men and women of vision and hope led by a man who had plenty of both, William P. Snavely.

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Professors We Love: Lorraine Brown

By Mason Spirit contributor on May 10, 2011

Editor’s note: Lorraine Brown, professor emerita of English and theater, passed away in February 2010. She taught thousands of students over the course of her 42-year career at Mason. I was getting near graduation and had reached something like the end of my tether—I didn’t think I would be able to write one more critical…

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Professors We Love: Lorraine Brown

By Mason Spirit contributor on May 5, 2011

Editor’s note: Lorraine Brown, professor emerita of English and theater, passed away in February 2010. She taught thousands of students over the course of her 42-year career at Mason. I was getting near graduation and had reached something like the end of my tether—I didn’t think I would be able to write one more critical…

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Vassily Aksyonov

By Mason Spirit contributor on April 1, 2010

I stood in the back parking lot of a Fairfax bar awaiting my professor, Vassily Aksyonov. He was a famous guy, but I hardly knew him, hardly knew that generations of Russians had made of him something of a hero. All I knew was that he was an affable guy and an enthusiastic teacher. When…

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