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Mason Spirit is published twice a year by the Office of University Development and Alumni Affairs in conjunction with the Office of University Relations.
By Mason Spirit contributor on December 6, 2013
Military analyst Christine Fox was the inspiration for the female lead in the movie Top Gun. This week she was appointed acting deputy secretary of defense.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 14, 2013
Alumni entrepreneurs donate every cent of profits from their restaurant, CAUSE, to local charities.
By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on November 8, 2013
Alumna Patricia Roberts donates the largest contribution in the School of Management’s history in honor of her beloved finance professor, Robert Johnston.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 6, 2013
Dan Ruttenberg battled the odds to become the first Mason law school alumnus to argue before the Supreme Court.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on June 28, 2013
Unless they hit it big like Today’s Al Roker, the careers of weather forecasters are often only fair and partly cloudy. Which is why Mason alumnus Matt Rogers, MBA ’01, decided to make his own sunshine: He went into business for himself.
By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on May 21, 2013
Two major occurrences prompted Mason alumna Lani Leary to make death her life’s calling. The first was when her mother died. The second was when Leary herself died.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on May 21, 2013
The commonly accepted stereotype of a private investigator is one of intrigue and danger, of native cunning, and a willingness to shed shoe leather in all-out efforts to crack a case. PIs have been romanticized in popular culture since the Victorian era, with the film nor likes of Sam Spade and Philip Marlowe paving the way for Veronica Mars and Mike Hammer in movies and television.
By Corey Jenkins Schaut, MPA '07 on May 21, 2013
One class can change your life in ways you would never imagine. Just ask Mason law alumna Katie Monroe. As a student at Mason’s School of Law, Monroe was searching for her legal niche—until she took Professor Robert Davidow’s criminal procedures class.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on April 29, 2013
A new National Premier Soccer League (NPSL) semi-professional soccer team is expected to draw not only players affiliated with Major League Soccer’s D.C. United but also George Mason University players and top amateurs from around the United States. And a George Mason alum is the owner.
By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on March 28, 2013
The image scrolls by in an instant, and unless you are looking for it, you might not see the name “Vincent Oppido” rushing over Kristin Chenoweth’s glittery gown at the end of February’s broadcast of the 85th Academy Awards. But there it was, and now it’s on Oppido’s resume, along with a host of other accomplishments achieved during and after his studies at George Mason University.
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