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Planting the Seeds of Success

After 50 years, philanthropy continues to grow this university and help it meet the needs of an extraordinary region.

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Rendering of the outside of the future Life Sciences and Engineering Building on the Science and Technology Campus
With a Future This Bright, We’re Going to Need Shades

50 Years? We are just getting started. Mason has so much more planned. Here’s a look at the future of George Mason University.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Patriot?

George Mason University president Gregory Washington first posed this question in his first letter to alumni in the Summer 2020 issue of the Mason Spirit.

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Voices of Mason

George Mason University students come from all 50 states and 130 countries, and they are making a difference in ways big and small.

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A New Era for George Mason University

In October, Gregory Washington was formally invested as Mason’s eighth president with a formal ceremony and a week of activities.

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Building Community through Restorative Justice

Mason students and faculty are helping to create a new program in Arlington County that shifts the way the community approaches justice while fostering better understanding and connections among participants.

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Tackling the World’s Grand Challenges

The engineering world has called them “grand challenges.” These are the problems plaguing the planet that will require the efforts of many to make progress. Here’s how Mason is contributing.

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From the Issue

Alexander Hammett working on the set of Tale of Tarot.

Making Movie Magic

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Alexander Hammett, BA Film and Video Studies ’21, who won accolades at the Miami Indie Films festival last year, returned to campus for the annual Best of Mason film showcase and to share career advice with film students.

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Five Fun Facts about Mason Day

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Picking just one singular long-standing tradition at George Mason University is hard, but Mason Day usually comes out on top.

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Building Peace in America

More from Research

When George Mason University doctoral student Emily Sample and Douglas Irvin-Erickson, assistant professor and director of the Raphaël Lemkin Genocide Prevention Program at Mason’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, were editing the volume Building Peace in America (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020), the United States was a hotbed of unrest, and it was as if their predictions had come true.

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