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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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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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Mason Alumna Cast in Broadway’s Hamilton

By Jamie Rogers on October 26, 2016

Dancer and actress Sasha Hollinger, BFA Dance ’09, is playing an important element of history in the Tony and Grammy award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton.

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Student Profile: Chris Fernandez

By Damian Cristodero on October 26, 2016

For biology major Chris Fernandez, receiving the $7,000 Udall Scholarship provides an opportunity, as the rising senior says, “to understand some of the roots of the conservation movement in the United States.” In August, at a four-day conference tied to the scholarship in Tucson, Arizona, he joined 60 scholarship recipients to work with professionals on case studies concerning environmental and Native American issues.

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Helping Others Is His Business

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on October 26, 2016

After completing his MBA in 1995, Tom Bagamane moved to Los Angeles and was struck by the enormity of homelessness there. He decided to combine his new business skills and his compassion for the homeless to impact his new city by similarly affecting more lives—many more.

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Driving on Mars

By Martha Bushong on October 26, 2016

Mason engineering alumna Ashley Stroupe, a staff engineer at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, was the first woman to “drive” on Mars.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Kara Oakleaf

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on October 26, 2016

Kara Oakleaf runs Mason’s Fall for the Book Festival, a staple on campus for the past 18 years. An adjunct English professor, Oakleaf has handled the event since 2010, and is in charge of contacting authors and figuring out where and how to fit them into the jam-packed program.

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Learning Hindi in India

By Colleen Kearney Rich on July 18, 2016

This summer, global affairs major Beverly Harp is traveling to India for the fifth time. Two of her trips were partially funded by Critical Language Scholarships from the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

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Working in Public Health in Swaziland

By Colleen Kearney Rich on July 18, 2016

Community and global health major Erica Street, MPH ’16, admits she couldn’t have pointed out Swaziland on a map before traveling there last summer. But after hearing classmate Shannon Turner, MPH ’15, talk about her work in the south African country during the summer of 2014, Street knew she had to go there for her practicum.

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In the Lyme Light

By Colleen Kearney Rich on July 18, 2016

Artist and writer David Michael Conner, BA English ’01, MFA Creative Writing ’09, knew something was wrong with him in early 2010. He was suffering from cluster headaches, temporary leg paralysis, double vision, panic attacks, hearing fluctuations, and bouts of fatigue so extreme he couldn’t drag himself out of bed. After years of enduring a battery of tests and struggling to get a concrete diagnosis—all while trying to work a full-time job in spite of his many symptoms—Conner discovered that all of his health issues traced back to an inadequate course of antibiotics he took for Lyme disease at the age of 18. Now Conner is speaking out internationally about Lyme disease and advocating for those who are chronically ill with it.

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