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OPINION: Business interests, academia and the fiscal realities of contemporary education

Academia and business, those star-crossed lovers, locked horns in two major educational crises this past year. First, the University of Virginia was thrown into turmoil when their Board of Visitors suddenly and brazenly fired and subsequently rehired the university president who, up to that point, had served less than two years. The second catastrophe came this past week in Chicago when negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the mayor dissolved into a full-on strike by the teachers, leaving nearly 400,000 students out of school.

Mason community joins together for The Hunt

A team of students consults The Hunt's solution sheet to see if they are on the right track to winning $1,000. (Jake McLernon) 

Washington Post columnist joining Mason faculty

Washington Post columnist and Pulitzer Prize winner Steven Pearlstein is joining the Mason faculty. Beginning in fall 2011, Pearlstein will become Clarence J. Robinson professor of Public and International Affairs. In his new role, Pearlstein will teach classes in economics, public affairs and media.