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5 Myths about the Liberal Arts

5 Myths about the Liberal Arts

In this issue of the Mason SPIRIT, the college's senior associate Dean, Robert Matz, takes a look at some misconceptions about getting a liberal arts degree and how the degree meets up with what employers are looking for in a challenging job market.

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A Culture of Discovery

A Culture of Discovery

This year has seen Mason triumph in the world of research. It was named as an R-1 Doctoral University (Highest Research Activity) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions in Higher Education. This is the highest research status available.

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Creating a Voice for Those Who Aren’t Heard

Creating a Voice for Those Who Aren’t Heard

Last year, the George Mason University communication major created the first weekly Spanish-language news show — Telenoticias Mason — on the university’s student-run Mason Cable Network. The newscast now counts a staff of 10 students and plans to expand in the fall by adding a weather anchor.

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Coming this fall!  The Global Health Fellows

Coming this fall! The Global Health Fellows

The Global Affairs program and the Department of Philosophy are teaming up to offer a unique opportunity for their undergraduate students. The inaugural cohort of the Global Health Fellows will spend its fall semester at the Arlington campus focusing on the realities of today’s global health challenges and the resources offered from a humanities and social sciences perspective.

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She Volunteered for a Cause and Found a Career

She Volunteered for a Cause and Found a Career

Katherine Quigley said that when she came to George Mason University as a freshman, she had no concrete plan for her life. But during a year in which she volunteered with the university’s Office of Leadership Education and Development (LEAD), Quigley found her calling.

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Understanding Change from Many Perspectives

Understanding Change from Many Perspectives

History, business, psychology, sociology, and conflict analysis all contribute to an understanding of cultural shifts: their meaning and significance, how they happen, and how people can affect change in their own lives.

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