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Meet the Mason Nation: Philip Wilkerson

By Priyanka Champaneri, BA '05, MFA '10 on December 16, 2021

Philip Wilkerson

As an industry adviser for University Career Services, Philip Wilkerson, MEd Counseling and Development ’12, spends his days advising students who are hoping to pursue employment in creative fields, from the performing or visual arts to events management and tourism.

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Building Peace in America

By Colleen Kearney Rich on December 14, 2021

When George Mason University doctoral student Emily Sample and Douglas Irvin-Erickson, assistant professor and director of the Raphaël Lemkin Genocide Prevention Program at Mason’s Carter School for Peace and Conflict Resolution, were editing the volume Building Peace in America (Rowman and Littlefield, 2020), the United States was a hotbed of unrest, and it was as if their predictions had come true.

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The Show Must Go On

By Mason Spirit contributor on December 7, 2021

Christian White

Christian White, BA Communication ’21, was able to pursue his acting career and finish his degree while appearing in four episodes of a Showtime crime drama starring Kevin Bacon.

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Patriot Profile: Christine M. Condo

By Colleen Kearney Rich on December 7, 2021

In March 2020, just as the pandemic was beginning, Christine Condo published an essay in the Washington Post that changed her life.

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Negotiating with the Taliban

By Mariam Aburdeineh, BA ’13 on September 10, 2021

Khalid Noor, BA Conflict Analysis and Resolution ’19, is the youngest member of an Afghan negotiating team seeking peace with the Taliban.

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Turning an Injury into an Opportunity

By Damian Cristodero on September 7, 2021

Michael Murphy, MA History ’12, a paraplegic athlete and speaker, has turned his life-changing accident into an inspirational message of positivity and hope, which he details in a new book.

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All Rise

By Mason Spirit contributor on September 3, 2021

Melissa Long, JD ’95, became the first Black justice on the Rhode Island Supreme Court earlier this year. Her historic appointment was another moment in her family’s legacy of breaking barriers.

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Q&A with Andre Marshall

By Colleen Kearney Rich on August 31, 2021

Andre Marshall joins Mason as its new vice president for research, innovation, and economic development and president of the George Mason University Research Foundation on July 1. He also joins the faculty of the Volgenau School of Engineering. Before coming to Mason, Marshall was program director for the National Science Foundation’s $38 million Innovation Corps…

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Patriot Profile: Sidney Boakye

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 17, 2021

Senior Sidney Boakye is the first George Mason University student to be awarded the Matthew Isakowitz Fellowship, a highly selective internship, mentorship, and networking program for students interested in spaceflight.

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Meet the Mason Nation: Lisa Park, MD

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 17, 2021

Lisa Park, Mason’s executive director of Student Health Services, has had her work cut out for her this past year as she led the university’s shift to telemedicine, managing COVID-19 medical protocol on campus, and more.

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