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Kauri George, Film and Video Studies

by Mason Spirit contributor on March 22nd, 2019

Year: Senior Major: Film and Video Studies Hometown: Centreville, Virginia Switching Gears: With a little push from herself, and before getting in too deep, Kauri George decided to shift away from her studies in journalism and instead follow her dreams of film and video. She wanted to have a hand in every aspect of film,…

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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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In October, Danny Diaz, BA Communication ’00, who served as the campaign manager for Jeb Bush’s presidential campaign, spent a little more than an hour at the Fenwick Library talking politics with interested students and members of the Mason community as part of the First Tuesday speaker series sponsored by Robinson Professor Steven Pearlstein.

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25 Ways Mason Is Military Friendly

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 29th, 2018

For almost a decade, George Mason University has been ranked as one of the most military-friendly universities in the country. Join the Mason Spirit in counting all the ways Mason is working to recognize you or your family member’s service.

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What’s Up, Docs?

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 26th, 2018

Doctoral students are a vital part of a large research university. In this feature we look at several researchers who have made Mason their educational end zone.

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Donal Murray, Rehabilitation Science

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 26th, 2018

Rehabilitation science PhD student Donal Murray turned his passion for sports into a career.

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Pouya Gholizadeh, Civil Engineering

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 26th, 2018

From the streets of Iran to the housing complexes of Fairfax, Virginia, civil engineering doctoral student Pouya Gholizadeh sees one thing universal to construction sites at both: the safety of the workers.

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WGMU’s First Female GM

by Mason Spirit contributor on November 26th, 2018

Sasha Toophanie started at Mason’s student-run station as an assistant to the music director. Two years later, she is now WGMU’s first female general manager.

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Alumnus Wins Pulitzer Prize

by Mason Spirit contributor on October 18th, 2018

Washington Post video reporter Tom LeGro, BA English ’98, MFA Creative Writing ’01, was part of the newspaper team that won the Washington Post a 2018 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting.

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