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Archive for March, 2019

Growing Up Mason

by Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on March 21st, 2019

English major Meghan Levinson “graduated” from Mason’s Child Development Center when she was five. She is now part of Mason’s Honors College and fondly remembers her days at the center.

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Guiding Principals

by Colleen Kearney Rich on March 21st, 2019

What makes the public schools in Northern Virginia some of the best in the country? The reasons are many, but leadership might be the most significant—and Mason alumni are making an impact in school systems all over the region.

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On the Top of the World

by Colleen Kearney Rich on March 21st, 2019

Mason psychology professor Patrick McKnight loves a challenge. In May 2018 he successfully summited Mount Everest in his third visit to the mountain. We recently talked to McKnight about his summit and other adventures.

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Creative Differences

by Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 20th, 2019

When most people think of how the great ideas of our time came about, they envision a single ‘eureka!’ moment when the idea arrives, fully formed, to only a special few. Mason management professor Matthew Cronin’s new book argues otherwise.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Amy Takayama-Perez

by Mason Spirit contributor on March 20th, 2019

Amy Takayama-Perez, BA Sociology ’96, MEd Counseling and Development ’02, always knew that she would work with students—but she didn’t know she’d end up as dean of admissions at her alma mater.

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360 Classes, 8 Degrees, 1 Family

by Mason Spirit contributor on March 13th, 2019

Mary Monsen, née Krappweis, BS Management ’11, says she decided to attend Mason because it was a great school close to home. “I thought Mason offered a very good value proposition: A great education for a reasonable price near a booming job market.”

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Not Your Average Art Project

by Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on March 13th, 2019

When government and international politics major Finn Fisk walked around Mason’s Fairfax Campus as a freshman, she felt that something was missing from the local art scene. Thanks to her, Mason held its first Contemporary Mural Art Festival.

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