Record crowd attends Mason’s 50th Annual Commencement ceremony Posted on May 23, 2017May 23, 2017 Eight thousand friends and family members celebrated the Class of 2017 Saturday, 1,600 of whom were on hand to hear Commencement speaker Martin “Marty” Baron, executive editor of The Washington Post. Read more about the ceremony. Read Baron’s prepared remarks. See a video of his speech from GMU-TV. Posted in Uncategorized.