Honors College News

  • 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.
  • September 18, 2020
    Rank Nationally 146 (top 23 percent)  Research and development expenditures (FY 2017)   
  • September 18, 2020
    Mike Henry, former campaign manager to Tim Kaine, Mark Warner, and others visits Professor Steven Pearlstein’s second First Tuesday event of the semester.
  • September 17, 2020
    Rank University-wide Category 15   
  • September 9, 2020
    Peter Hart discusses presidential campaigns and what to look out for in the preliminary polling during the first First Tuesday event of this election season “The role of the pollster has changed from just delivering numbers, to now being the person who will shape [a campaign],” says Peter Hart, Dean of American Political Pollsters at the First Tuesday event hosted by Professor Peter Steven Pearlstein on Tuesday, September 8th.
  • September 3, 2020
    Kristen Alleyne and Elene Lipartiani, incoming freshmen at George Mason University, have been honored with I-Achieve scholarships for academic excellence. The awards are being given for the first time this year, as part of a grant Mason received from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation last fall.
  • September 1, 2020
    Despite a path to George Mason University that was challenging and, in her own words, “unconventional,” incoming freshmen Juliette Reyes moved on to campus this fall. The Parkland, Florida, native will be double majoring in government and international politics and conflict analysis and resolution, a decision based on an initial interest in politics in high school that grew into a passion.
  • August 28, 2020
    When Taurus Patterson was looking at colleges, George Mason University struck him right away as a place that he could call a “second home.” “I felt like I would be welcome,” said Patterson, 18. “Everyone I met was so nice, and it didn’t seem forced. When I visited the campus, people just started talking to me, and it was so natural. I already felt like I belonged.” Patterson is a member of Mason’s Honors College, a University Scholar and a recipient of the Merten-Womble Scholarship. He says he’s looking forward to studying finance in the School of Business, and is considering a second major in public administration. “A long time ago, I wanted to be president, and then I wanted to be a financial consultant,” Patterson said. “Really, I have a passion for both finance and politics, so I would like to be able to combine these interests.”
  • August 26, 2020
    Celine Apenteng may only have one biological sibling, but she regards nearly a dozen people from around the world as her sisters. This “extended family,” as she calls them, and Apenteng’s travels abroad, have had a profound impact on her view of education. “There’s always something for you to learn,” said Apenteng, whose family has hosted exchange students from France, Moldova and Germany since she was 10. “Even if it’s not something new, the way somebody says something could impact how you think about it.”
  • August 26, 2020
    Political campaigns are complex—even for political scientists. For students studying the field, understanding what is happening behind the scenes of a campaign can be difficult. For the average citizen, the confusion can be even greater. That’s why Steven Pearlstein created the First Tuesday speaker series. The Robinson Professor of Public Affairs at George Mason University hopes it can help broaden perspectives on politics and challenge misconceptions that lead to political cynicism.