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Mason’s Nepalese Students to Hold Vigil for Earthquake Victims

The Nepalese Student Association of George Mason University will hold a vigil for victims of the earthquake in Nepal this evening, Monday, April 27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. The event will take place at the clock at the Johnson Center plaza on the Fairfax Campus. “Come join us as a community as we think of those we’ve lost in this tragic disaster,” the association said in a statement on its website. “We are all a community, a family, and we count on each other for… Read more

Hispanic Student Assoc. dance team. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

International Dance Competition: Bringing Many Cultures Together

By Penny Gilchrist George Mason University student dance teams representing countries from around the world participated in Mason’s annual International Dance Competition on Thursday, April 16. One of many Mason International Week (iWeek) events, the evening program promised “a trip around the world through food, music and dance, ” attracting several hundred attendees to the Center for the Arts on Mason’s Fairfax Campus. The event was a collaborative effort between several University Life offices, including Student Involvement and International Programs and Services. “The competition is iWeek’s… Read more

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