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  • February 12, 2021
    Elizabeth Sterne is an Honors College alumna who now works as the Peer Review Coordinator for the American Psychological Association. She reflects on how the Honors College shaped her career trajectory.
  • February 4, 2021
    Entrepreneur and senior mechanical engineering major Daniel Scott Mitchell came to George Mason University with a mission to build a toolkit of experiences and problem-solving skills to prepare
  • November 12, 2020
    Amidst the record voter turnout for one of the most highly anticipated presidential elections, the motivations behind voters and candidates alike pose questions about where our nation now stands—and how to heal. According to former seven-term U.S. Rep.
  • October 30, 2020
    For political communication guru Lis Smith, working in politics is working to build a better world. “There’s something grand about being able to shape American public life – to shape the policies that we live under every day,” she says to Robinson Professor Steven Pearlstein during the First Tuesday political talk series.
  • October 23, 2020
    When a candidate chooses to run for public office, they are agreeing to place not only their policies, but also their character up for critique.  People want to know who they are really voting for and the media will do its best to dig up all they can on what may lurk in their past. For that reason, the job of an “opposition media consultant” is imperative to have on the campaign team.
  • October 23, 2020
    George Mason University’s Honors College launched a program this year to help cultivate an anti-racist community by creating a space in which students can discuss issues of racial and social justice. The program, called “Honoring Our Community,” involves encouraging honest conversations among groups of four or five students working with a facilitator. Students who volunteer for the program meet once a month during the academic year.
  • October 19, 2020
    The just-released documentary investigates a growing movement of Native Americans hoping to reclaim their vibrant, rich identities through traditional foodways, despite facing generations of trauma inflicted on their communities by settler colonialism and genocide.
  • October 14, 2020
    The political world is messy and frequently brutal, and the media swarms representatives and candidates constantly in search of failures to exploit. Those involved are accused of being corrupt, power-hungry, or underhanded, and the divide between parties often seems impossible to navigate. So, why would anyone willingly choose to run for an office?
  • October 8, 2020
    What is the job of a political reporter in an age of widely spread “fake news”? “It is our job to tell the truth,” said Amy Gardner, who covers national politics for the Washington Post. Easy, right? Sharing and consuming news has come a long way over the course of the past few political campaigns, where bias competes with accuracy for the spotlight, and every week seems to come with a new headline scandal that had been covered up by officials in public office. As Gardner detailed in her conversation with Mason Robinson Professor of Public Policy Steven Pearlstein in the First Tuesday series of webinars, many depend on newspapers to stay up-to-date with crucial information in a time where “all norms have been shattered.”
  • September 23, 2020
    The Honors College and Early Identification Program work together to foster inclusive excellence at Mason. The Honors College seeks to instill life-long learning, curiosity, and critical-thinking in motivated students across all disciplines. The Early Identification Program (EIP) is designed to close the access gap in higher education by providing college access resources and readiness support to prospective first-generation college students. By working together, we encourage success by offering holistic support for students' academic and personal achievement.
  • September 23, 2020
    On September 22nd, Rebecca Pearcey joined Mason Professor Steven Pearlstein for what would the third conversation in his First Tuesday series of conversations with special guests who bring first-hand experiences in the world of politics. Pearcey shares her political insight drawn from her role as political director of the Elizabeth Warren campaign.