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A band plays during Mason Day, Fairfax Campus Quarangle, 1980s. Photo courtesy of Special Collections & Archives, George Mason University Libraries.

50 Years of Mason Day: Tug-o-War, Bands and a Greased Pig

The students invading Lot L on Friday to take spins on the carnival rides (more than ever this year), snack on funnel cake (so bad, so good) and listen to live bands, including headliner Jesse McCartney, may have little idea they are continuing a tradition that began 50 years ago on the Fairfax Campus. Of course, things were different then. Oh, were they different. Gone are the dunk tanks, the burlap sack races and the decidedly non-PC event of catching the greased pig on what… Read more

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Mason Hosts Earth Day ‘Go Gaga for Green’ Festival in Arlington

The first Go Gaga for Green, an Earth Week fund-raiser and celebration, takes place this Saturday, April 25, at George Mason University’s Arlington Campus. Hosted by the George Mason’s Office of Community Relations, Go Gaga for Green will run from 5 to 8 p.m. at Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington. The new event is designed to strengthen community connections and participation in local sustainability efforts in the Arlington area. Through the power of celebration, and the recognition of local sustainability leaders through the Arlington… Read more

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George Mason’s Peace Corps Prep Program Builds Pathway to Global Volunteerism Career

Aspiring Peace Corps workers who attend George Mason University will have a leg up on the competition, thanks to the university’s new undergraduate program designed to prepare students for a life of service to others. A proposal for the program, known as Peace Corps Prep, was submitted in February by George Mason staff and was accepted by the global agency this spring. Mason is one of less than 30 schools offering this specialized opportunity for undergraduate students, says Jennifer Victor, a Mason political science professor… Read more