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April, 2012  // Posts published in April, 2012

The Vision Series

The Vision Series

April 30th is the last in the Visions Series lectures for this year, with a discussion in Fairfax of Obama and presidential powers by Mark Rozell of the School of Public Policy. We’ve been running this series for four years now. The goal is to get Mason faculty, from the whole spectrum of disciplines, to […]

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Reform and Its Limits

Reform and Its Limits

Last weekend, I met with provosts from the other Colonial Academic Alliance schools, around the annual undergraduate research council.  A good meeting.  It’s actually fairly rare for provosts to be able to get together (there are a few useful national organizations, but the meetings tend to be large). SCHEV gets Virginia provosts together, but mainly […]

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Lessons to Ukraine?

Lessons to Ukraine?

I’m off to Kiev this week, giving several talks and participating in several forums on higher education. Audience and co-panelists will be mainly higher ed officials from Ukraine. I’m sponsored by the State Department (and taxpayers will be relieved to know they don’t pay for business class airfares). The goal is to use discussions of […]

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Teaching Awards

Teaching Awards

The annual celebration of teaching, centered around the awards given to outstanding faculty, is worth note in several respects. First, the occasion has steadily increased in visibility thanks to the great efforts of our Center for Teaching and Faculty Excellence and the enthusiasm of past recipients, colleagues and others. It should be an important event, […]

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Mikado

Mikado

The following two parodies were presented at the Faculty Arts Board, before the Virginia Opera performance of Mikado on Friday, March 23, 2012:   To the tune of “Titwillow”   Near a tree by the Q bus a cheerleader sat Chanting Mason, George Mason, George Mason And I said to her madam do you mean […]

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