Green Book: A Movie….and A Book

How does an African-American musician based in New York City navigate an eight-week tour which includes stops throughout the Jim Crow south in 1962? He hires a temporarily out-of-work night club bouncer and former trash truck operator as his driver.  And, along the way, they consult a small booklet called Continue Reading

Robinson Hall: The Beginning of the End (for now), Part 1

This is Part 1 of a multi-part series. To read Part 2, visit https://vault217.gmu.edu/?p=8196 As you might have noticed by now, our beloved Robinson Hall is being prepared for demolition so that a new and more-modern Robinson Hall can rise up in its place by 2022. Robinson opened in September Continue Reading

The Class of ’68’s Senior Year

This is Part 4 of a four-part series of articles pertaining to the George Mason University Class of 1968. The text is borrowed from SCRC’s exhibition “First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond” currently on display through August 2018 in the SCRC Gallery. What was the last year of college life Continue Reading

Apathy? The Class of ’68 and Student Life at Mason

This is Part 3 of a four-part series of articles pertaining to the George Mason University Class of 1968. The text is borrowed from SCRC’s exhibition “First Class: Mason ’68 and Beyond” currently on display through August 2018 in the SCRC Gallery. As is sometimes part of the two-year commuter-college Continue Reading

The End of an Era: The Student Apartments, 1977-2018

This summer one of George Mason University’s most recognizable landmarks will disappear. Opening in October of 1977, the Student Apartments were George Mason University’s first on-campus housing. Before then, a Mason student had few choices for housing: either live at home, rent a room, an apartment, or another type of Continue Reading