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Meet the Mason Nation: Dan Walsch

By Colleen Kearney Rich on November 7, 2017

You might recognize Dan Walsch, PhD Communication ’11. For nearly 20 years, he served as Mason’s director of media relations and spokesperson and could be seen on the local news from time to time. He also taught public relations classes in the Communication Department for most of his 28-year career at Mason. In fact, teaching is what led him to his current position.

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Rice, Beans, and a Serving of Reality

By Lindsay Bernhards on November 7, 2017

Barbara Gomperts, MA English ’08, wondered how she was going to make one can of beans last three days.   She had $4.18 to spend on food each day for the next three days—a total of $12.54.   For Gomperts, a nutrition major, this was a project for the NUTR 626 Food Systems class, offered at Mason this summer. But for others, it’s a way of life.   Students in the class…

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Simply the Best

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on May 5, 2017

Mason senior Mason MacDonald won the Sodexo USA National Customer Experience Award for his lively efforts behind the counter at the Northern Neck Starbucks on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

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Oldies But Goodies: Phoebe’s Throwback Thursdays

By Cathy Cruise, MFA '93 on June 14, 2016

While it prides itself on supporting up-and-coming writers, Phoebe, Mason’s longstanding literary journal, is now spotlighting some old favorites. Through its new Throwback Thursday blogroll, the journal presents one piece from a past issue each week and promotes it via social media.

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50 Years of Mason Day: Tug-o-War, Bands, and a Greased Pig

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 2, 2015

The students invading Lot L on a Friday last April to take spins on the carnival rides (a record attendance), snack on funnel cake (so bad, so good) and listen to live bands, including headliner Jesse McCartney, may have had little idea they were continuing a tradition that began 50 years ago on the Fairfax Campus.

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The George Mason University Board of Visitors has approved a merger of the university’s School of Public Policy and its Department of Public and International Affairs. The new School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs will be one of the largest schools of policy, government, and international affairs in the United States. When classes begin…

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George Mason University Joins the Atlantic 10 Conference

By Mason Spirit contributor on March 26, 2013

George Mason University has entered into a membership agreement to join the Atlantic 10 Conference beginning with the 2013-14 season, President Ángel Cabrera announced today. The Patriots officially will become members of the 21-sport league on July 1, 2013. “This is an exciting time for George Mason University,” says Cabrera. “After careful consideration, we have concluded that joining the A10 is the right move at the right time for Mason.”

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Alumna Filmmaker Premiering Movie this Month

By Jason Jacks on July 25, 2011

Jenna St. John, MFA Creative Writing ’08, is a dancer and actor. And now that she can throw filmmaker into her bag of theatrical tricks, she’s a bona fide triple threat. On July 31, St. John will premiere her first full-length movie at Fairfax’s Cinema Arts Theatre, not far from her old Mason stomping grounds….

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Mason Alum Sizzles on Hell’s Kitchen

By Lisa M. Gerry on July 19, 2011

Tune in to the new season of Hell’s Kitchen to catch one of Mason’s own, Brendan Heavey, BA History ‘o4, competing against 17 other contestants—and host Gordon Ramsay’s fiery temper—to be head chef at New York City’s BLT Steak, complete with a quarter-million-dollar salary.

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What better way to show your respect for someone than to immortalize them in bobblehead. That’s exactly what Mason law professor Ross Davies and the rest of the staff at the Green Bag quarterly law journal do with respect to U.S. Supreme Court justices. From William Rehnquist to Sandra Day O’Connor, the journal, of which…

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