Old Skool: The Way We Were, 1994

Posted: February 17, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Editor’s note: This special series commemorates Homecoming week 2005. In this weeklong series, we look back at milestones in the history of George Mason University and what was happening in the world at the time. This feature originally appeared in the Winter 2005 Mason Spirit and is reprinted here with permission.

The University

Number of Students: 21,774

Number of Buildings: 61 on two campuses

Number of Degree Programs: 104

In-state Undergraduate Tuition and Fees: $4,044/year

Number of Students Living on Campus: 2,499

Number of Graduates: 4,483

Mason President: George Johnson

The Cultural Studies doctoral program was established.

A contest was held to rename the new Zero-Based Curriculum Program. The program, renamed New Century College, began admitting students in fall 1995.

Faculty, staff, and students were eagerly awaiting the construction of the University Center (later the Johnson Center).

Astronaut Pierre Thuot took a reproduction of the university’s seal with him into space on the space shuttle Columbia.

The World

U.S. President: Bill Clinton

Academy Award Best Picture: Forrest Gump

Nobel Peace Prize Winner: Yasser Arafat, Palestine; Shimon Peres, Israel; and Yitzhak Rabin, Israel

Super Bowl Winner: Dallas Cowboys

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