Shari Arison’s winter commencement address protested

Around 75 graduates and audience members walked out during the winter commencement protesting the ceremony’s commencement speaker, Israeli-American billionaire-businesswoman Shari Arison.

The student group that organized the walkout, Students Against Israeli Apartheid, listed its grievances against Arison and her business conglomerate in an open letter coauthored by recent graduate Tareq Radi (’13) and Professor Craig Willse.  The letter criticized the university for honoring Arison “given the central role the Arison Group plays in Israel’s illegal occupation and apartheid state.”

Opinion: Memes from Mason's Arlington Graduates

Arlington Campus Founders Hall (Photo by Evan Stancil)










Super seniors take their time as undergrads

GMU is also one of the few universities that deal with many nontraditional students, including those who have their own families and full time jobs nearby to the university (photo courtesy of George Mason University Events Management). 

Super Seniors often warn against taking time off from finishing their degree as it can lead to lack of motivation when pursuing their education years later.

Global affairs continues to be popular major for graduates

Graduation day is one of nerves, self-doubt and fear. However, it is also a day of celebration with the promise of a bright future.

OPINION: General education is vital to the ultimate success of university students

As a freshman, my courses this year are varied; many of them are not particularly relevant to my major—this being a product of the dreaded general education requirements at Mason, or “gen eds.” Overall, many students feel that gen eds are an unnecessary waste of time. I, quite honestly, beg to differ.

Mark Warner to deliver 2013 commencement

Senator Mark Warner has delivered the commencement address before in 2003 (photo courtesy of Wikipedia).

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Merten to cap last academic year as president at 2012 commencement

President Alan Merten will complete his last academic year as George Mason University's president with a speech on teachers, celebrations and new beginnings at Mason’s 45th commencement ceremony.

Early graduates look to the future

In the fall of 2007, Deena Smith was just starting out as a George Mason University freshman. Just three years later, thanks to extra college credits she obtained while in a dual enrollment program in high school, Smith is now working toward a Master’s degree in social work at Howard University.

Smith, who graduated from Mason last spring with a BA in psychology, is one of a small number of Mason students who completed their academic careers in less than four years.