Archive for September, 2005

Henriques Joins George Washington Scholars at Mount Vernon Seminar

Posted: September 28, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Associate Professor Emeritus of History Peter Henriques spoke to history teachers and administrators from across the United States and Canada on “Washington as Executive Leader” at a three-day seminar held last week at George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

Mason Sends Check to Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund; Other Efforts Continue

Posted: September 28, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Human Resources combined funds given by members of the Mason community and sent a check totaling $2,245.12 to the Combined Virginia Campaign Hurricane Katrina Relief Fund. Donations came from all three Mason campuses.

Arlington County Presents Final Payment of $5 Million Grant

Posted: September 28, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason President Alan Merten and Vice President of the Arlington Campus, Stanley Taylor, were presented the final $1 million dollar payment by Arlington County Board Chairman Jay Fisette at the county offices earlier this month. The payment finalizes a $5 million grant that county voters approved in 2000 to help the university continue development of the campus.

New Offices for Parking Services

Posted: September 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

The Parking Services Office reopened on Sept. 26 in its new location next to the Sandy Creek Parking Deck on the Fairfax Campus. All Parking Services activities for the Fairfax Campus will be conducted at this location.Photo by Nicolas Tan

Former Broadside Photographer Captures Katrina Devastation

Posted: September 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

As Hurricane Katrina was slowly gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico, Matt Rourke, BA Government and Politics ’99, loaded his overnight bag, camera and laptop into a rented SUV and began an eight-hour trip from Texas to New Orleans.

Is There Bias in the Classroom?

Posted: September 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

School of Public Policy Professors A. Lee Fritschler, Catherine Rudder and Jeremy Mayer, along with Fritschler’s former colleague from the Brookings Institute, Bruce L.R. Smith, have been awarded a $100,000 grant to examine the role that political and religious ideology plays on university campuses.

CUE Bus Celebrates 25 Years with Free Rides Today

Posted: September 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

What started as a one-year experiment 25 years ago has turned into an award-winning transit system that provides service to a growing city and the population of a growing university.

Faculty Earn NEH Grant for World Literature Workshop

Posted: September 27, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Amal Amireh, Joel Foreman, John Foster, Tamara Harvey and Alok Yadav of the English Department received a $68,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to organize a faculty humanities workshop on world literature. This is the second English faculty team to receive a grant from the NEH in the last year.

Exceeding Expectations: Campaign Raises $142 Million

Posted: September 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason University closed the curtain Saturday night on its first-ever comprehensive fund-raising campaign with the announcement that $142 million had been raised—$32 million more than the dollar goal.

Women’s Soccer Celebrates 20th Anniversary of National Championship

Posted: September 26, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 1985 National Championship in women’s soccer on Saturday at George Mason Stadium.