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Learn and Be Curious

By Mason Spirit contributor on May 15, 2019

In October, more than 350 girls and young women, ages 8 to 24, participated in the inaugural Girls’ Tech Day at Mason’s Hylton Performing Arts Center at the Science and Technology Campus.

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Growing Up Mason

By Lindsay Bernhards, BA '18 on March 21, 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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On the Top of the World

By Colleen Kearney Rich on March 21, 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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360 Classes, 8 Degrees, 1 Family

By Mason Spirit contributor on March 13, 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 13, 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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Mandela Grandson Comes to Mason

By Buzz McClain, BA '77 on November 26, 2018

For Siyabulela Mandela, Mason’s School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR) was the only place he felt he could continue the legacy of his late grandfather, Nelson Mandela, fighting for freedom and justice.

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WGMU’s First Female GM

By Mason Spirit contributor on November 26, 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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A Honey of a Deal

By Damian Cristodero on August 1, 2018

Ten George Mason University students gathered at a table in Enterprise Hall and in no time had filled nearly 100 boxes with K-cups of tea infused with honey from Mason’s Honey Bee Initiative. Profits from the sale of the Patriot Pollinator Coalition tea will go back into the initiative, a joint partnership between the School of Business and College of Science.

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Mason Crime Scene House

By Mason Spirit contributor on July 20, 2018

Television shows like CSI and NCIS make it look easy. But Mason graduate student Taylor McGee says making sense out of a real crime scene isn’t quite that simple. McGee and a group of her classmates from Mason’s Forensic Science Program recently got a real look at what processing a crime scene entails when they made the trek to Mason’s new crime scene house.

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Over the past 30+ years, Mason’s 10,000-seat arena has been a big part of campus life and the Northern Virginia community. Since its 1985 opening, the Patriot Center (now EagleBank Arena) has been visited by more than 12 million patrons for more than 3,600 events that have ranged from ultimate fighting to the Harlem Globetrotters.

Continue Reading From Dolly Parton to Megadeth: A Flickering Tribute to Mason’s Musical Scene

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