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A happy parent I met last night

Posted: August 10, 2018 at 9:38 am

I received this note from an old friend this morning. It made my day. A reminder of why we do what we do. A happy parent I met last night. Originally from Somalia.  His three children are all attending GMU.  He highly praised the educations they were getting (in business, computer science, occupational therapy) and […]

2018-19 Tuition at Virginia’s Public Universities

Posted: August 8, 2018 at 4:40 pm

The State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) just published its 2018-19 Tuition & Fee Report, a comprehensive summary of trends and a comparative analysis across our public institutions. The statistic usually drawing the most attention from this report is the annual percentage increase in tuition and mandatory fees, which this year was slightly […]

Beware the myth of the college dropout billionaire

Posted: July 20, 2018 at 1:48 pm

During a recent trip to the Bay Area, I noticed that downtown San Francisco is blanketed with higher education advertising. Not just from West Coast schools, but from East Coast institutions with branch campuses there as well. Higher education is in high demand in San Francisco because college graduates are in high demand by the […]

Homeland security summit brings government, academia together at Mason

Posted: June 17, 2018 at 3:12 pm, Last Updated: July 9, 2018 at 3:07 pm

George Mason University alumnus Christopher C. Krebs said he keeps two basic questions in mind when preparing to deal with critical homeland security issues. “So what, and what are we going to do about it? These are the two questions I ask myself every morning, particularly as we go into hurricane season,” said Krebs, a […]

Climate change is everyone’s business – We are still in

Posted: June 1, 2018 at 3:49 pm

It’s been a year since President Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Paris Agreement, a multilateral effort to combat climate change and try to keep the global temperature rise within 2ºC above pre-industrial levels. Since then, over 2,700 leaders of local and state governments, businesses, universities and other organizations have pledged […]

Mason’s School of Business ‘at the forefront of business for good’

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 2:42 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2018 at 2:47 pm

In July 2012, George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera committed the university to supporting the United Nations Global Compact, which calls on institutions to align with universal principles on human rights, labor and environment, and to take actions that advance societal goals. That commitment took a further step recently, when George Mason, led by the School […]

Unilever CEO Paul Polman, commencement speaker, on career success

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 2:20 pm, Last Updated: May 31, 2018 at 2:57 pm

Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever, is the featured speaker at Mason’s 51st Spring Commencement Ceremony Friday, May 18, 2018. Q: Why is it important for major corporations to be good stewards of the world, and how do you balance the need to meet shareholders’ expectations with the desire to be a good corporate citizen? A: […]

New Richmond Fed president urges Mason students to be ‘lifelong learners’

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 1:59 pm

                                  Never stop learning. That was the message Thomas Barkin, the new president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, delivered to George Mason University students on May 7. In his first public comments since taking over the Richmond […]

Mason named one of America’s best employers

Posted: May 31, 2018 at 1:42 pm

George Mason University is one of America’s best employers, according to a new evaluation by Forbes. George Mason is ranked 54th among 500 top midsize companies with between 1,000 and 5,000 employees. See the full list here. “We hire employees who appreciate our purpose and values, and we try to live our values,” said Linda Harber, […]

Mason a pivotal player in region’s biohealth objectives

Posted: May 23, 2018 at 6:25 pm

Prof. Stephen Fuller‘s influential roadmap for Greater Washington highlights “Biological and Health Tech Services” as one of the seven strategic clusters that will drive our region’s economic prosperity in the foreseeable future.  As a university committed to being an economic engine for our region, Mason is doing its share in the quest to become one […]