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Archive for March, 2020

A Champion for Clouded Leopards

by Colleen Kearney Rich on March 30th, 2020

Jilian Fazio, MS Environmental Science and Policy ’10, PhD ’16, knows a lot about clouded leopards and is leading efforts to ensure the species’ survival.

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Patriot Profile: Ryan Pfeifle

by John Hollis on March 30th, 2020

PhD student Ryan Pfeifle, BA Physics ’17, was part of a team of Mason researchers who were the talk of the entire science community last fall when they discovered a rare trio of supermassive black holes.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Amy Sullivan

by Liam Griffin on March 30th, 2020

Amy Sullivan loves her job as the head of preservation services, where she works to ensure the safety of items in Mason’s libraries and collections.

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Lawyering Up

by Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on March 23rd, 2020

In Scalia Law’s legal clinics, Mason students handle real cases for real clients, which changes the lives of both parties.

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14 Reasons to Go to Class

by Mason Spirit contributor on March 18th, 2020

Whether it’s been two months or 10 years since you’ve stepped into a classroom, the excitement you felt when discovering an amazing class sticks with you. Here are 14 reasons some current students are eager to get to class.

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Advancing Toward a Four-Year Degree

by Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 18th, 2020

For community college students looking to transfer to a four-year institution, the roadblocks they encounter along the way are often too much to overcome. ADVANCE is looking to change that—and create a model for other institutions across the nation to follow.

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ADVANCE Student: Sofia Escoto

by Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on March 18th, 2020

A member of the ADVANCE inaugural class of fall 2018, Sofia Escoto is a student in the biology pathway.

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