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Student Lingan Hango, 18, of China, gets her first lesson on turkey carving from Sean Gilmore, interim center director of INTO Mason. Photo by Alexis Glenn

A First Thanksgiving, Mason Style

It’s something many people may take for granted, but it’s a moment that new George Mason University student Lingan Hango likely will never forget. The 18-year-old from China was chosen to carve the centerpiece turkey on Nov. 25 at what became the first Thanksgiving meal for her and hundreds of other George Mason students from around the world. The ninth annual International Thanksgiving feast was held for the first time at the new Mason Global Center on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus. Hango received some… Read more

Students and staff peacefully protest the shooting of Michael Brown by walking to the George Mason statue and facilitating small group discussions about race and discrimination. Photo by Evan Cantwell

Facilitated Community Discussion today

In light of the results of the grand jury in the case of the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Education will be hosting a facilitated community discussion, an “Open Space for Dialogue,” Tuesday, November 23rd, 2014 from 1pm-3pm in the ODIME Multipurpose room (SUB I – Room 2400). This is an opportunity for those interested to gather together to connect with other members of the Mason community to discuss their reactions and support one another…. Read more

Cultural masks light up the night at Mason’s first iSoiree: Global Night In. Photo by Sarah Williams

Fall for Culture: Mason Launches New Global-Themed Events

As a university for the world, George Mason University offers tremendous opportunities to learn more about global cultures and, in some cases, be reminded of home. Dario Romero is nearly 3,000 miles from his native Ecuador, but he says events like the first “iSoiree: Global Night In” at the new Mason Global Center help him feel closer to home. The graduate student in telecommunications helped plan the event, hosted by the Division of University Life’s International Programs and Services, along with Global Crossings LLC. Nearly… Read more


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