Before a Mason Team Made it to the Final Four, We Made it to the Final Two. And Won!

While many college sports fans are familiar with the George Mason University Men’s Basketball team’s run to the Final Four in 2006, not as many know about the Mason Women’s Soccer team’s National Championship title of 21 years earlier. The author of this post recalls reading about this achievement in Continue Reading

Mason Inaugurations through the Years

This past Friday, April 26 2013 marked the inauguration of Mason’s sixth president, Dr. Ángel  Cabrera. The event was a ninety-minute celebration of both old and new, both tradition and innovation.  Beginning with a staid traditional  procession accompanied by an orchestra and choir, the ceremony ended with a rousing recessional Continue Reading

Mason Inaugurations Through the Years, Part Two

This post is a continuation of the the original post entitled Mason Inaugurations Through the Years. Dr. Robert Krug became George Mason University’s third president although he never interviewed for it. The unexpected resignation of President Vergil Dykstra in April 1977 came as a surprise to many, but to none Continue Reading

George Mason University: A History

George Mason University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives (SC&A) and Digital Projects and Systems departments have created a new resource by which users can learn about the history of the university through narrative essays and digital objects, such as audio and video files, photographs, and  textual documents. George Mason University: A History Continue Reading

Collection of “Frankly Speaking” Radio Shows Looks Back to the 1980s

What issues were on the minds of Northern Virginians during the beginning of the 1980s?  A collection of public service broadcasts recorded by George Mason University’s GMU Radio offers some clues.  “Frankly Speaking” was a series of weekly radio shows which featured discussions about current topics of interest.  A recently-processed Continue Reading