Oral History Interview with Senator Charles S. Robb

When the George Mason University School of Law (now known as the Antonin Scalia Law School) graduated its first class on August 23, 1980, the featured keynote speaker was then-Lieutenant Governor, Charles S. Robb. Lieutenant Governor Robb spoke for about 20 minutes. Robb began his speech by praising the university Continue Reading

Robinson Hall: We’ve Been Here Before

This is Part 3 of a multi-part series. To read Part 2, visit https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=8196 The central part of George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus is undergoing a major facelift. The building that was once Robinson Hall A was demolished this spring, and the 4.14-acre site is being prepared for the new, much Continue Reading

Farewell…Again…to The Rat!

This week the Rathskeller in SUB I closed its doors for good to make way for a new campus dining option. “The Rat” as it is often called, was the only establishment on campus where one could meet friends, buy a beer and enjoy a Patriot Club sandwich or Buffalo Continue Reading

An Interview with Lynne “Buzz” Decker, George Mason College Class of 1966

The George Mason University Oral History Program staff always looks forward to speaking to an alum and recording their memories of Mason.  Oral history helps us capture multiple interrelated layers of history: the personal story of the interviewee, their interactions with their schoolmates and professors, events on campus, and the Continue Reading

Robinson Hall: The Beginning of the End (for now), Part 2

This is Part 2 of a multi-part series. To read Part 1, visit https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=7922 George Mason University faculty, staff, and students noticed increased activity around Robinson A when the Fairfax Campus reopened after the Winter Break on January 7th. Mason’s second academic building, originally completed in 1975, will be levelled Continue Reading