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Jazz Ensemble Travels to China in Musical Exchange

By Mason Spirit contributor on February 1, 2012

The Mason Jazz Ensemble traveled to Shanghai in late September for a weeklong visit to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, one of the most respected conservatories in Asia, as part of a series of musical exchanges and collaborations.

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CSI: Mason

By Lisa M. Gerry on December 9, 2011

In Mason’s popular Forensic Science Program, students learn from experts who have actually worked in the field.

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Cody Norman: Mason’s B-Ball Blogger

By Jason Jacks on October 24, 2011

During their initial meeting, Broadside sports editor Cody Norman was granted something by Mason men’s basketball coach Paul Hewitt that sports reporters prize above all else: unfettered access.

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Mason Hosts First “Academic” Lodge in Virginia

By Mason Spirit contributor on August 30, 2011

George Mason University has become the site of the first “academic” Freemason lodge in Virginia. Formed last fall, the Patriot Lodge has already held meetings and participated in several campus events.

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Mindful Living LLC: A Home All Their Om

By Lisa M. Gerry on August 1, 2011

While my dorm experience was less of the yoga mat and meditation variety (and more carryout and cramming), there is a whole new generation of students who are looking to enhance their college experience. As Mason’s campus community continues to grow with more than 5,400 on-campus residents, so too do its offerings for Living Learning…

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Tomb Readers

By Colleen Kearney Rich on June 15, 2011

History class uses old family cemeteries to teach historical methods—and contribute to the community.

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Mason Alum Keeps On (Food) Truckin’

By Lisa M. Gerry on June 13, 2011

A few years ago, Joey Hernandez, BS Health Science ’06, posed the question to her boyfriend, Tim Ma, an electrical engineer, “If you could do anything in the world, what would it be?” He said, “Own my own restaurant.” She said, “Well then, why don’t we?”

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In Theater Class, It’s Stage Left, Right Cross

By Jason Jacks on June 8, 2011

“Smack!” The man falls back, reeling from a blow to his left cheek. Undeterred, he slams his palms into the chest of his assailant, sending him in the opposite direction. Soon enough, ears are grabbed, hair is tugged, and one man is thrown rudely to the floor. While Hulk Hogan would be proud, WrestleMania it’s…

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Mason’s Barcode Orchestra Rocks the Walmart

By Colleen Kearney Rich on May 16, 2011

Most students are used to struggling for their art, but getting kicked out of Target is a different matter entirely. Still Mason senior Lindsay Hawks was not at all troubled by the store’s request. Instead, Hawks and her partners in art, Alex Straub and Peter Lee, moved on to the Walmart in Burke to conduct…

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Campaign Educates Students about University Funding, Philanthropy

By Corey Jenkins Schaut, MPA '07 on May 2, 2011

A rumor persists that college students like free stuff, particularly free food. The George Mason University Office of Annual Giving decided this spring to take advantage of the stereotype to educate students about the power of philanthropy at the university. The five-week Patriots for Patriots campaign kicked off with an event that served fried dough…

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