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James M. Buchanan: Noted Economist and Nobel Laureate

James M. Buchanan: Noted Economist and Nobel Laureate

This January, George Mason University lost one of the most esteemed figures in its history. James M. Buchanan, LLD (Hon.) ’87, distinguished professor emeritus of economics and advisory general director of the Center for Study of Public Choice, died at age 93 after a brief illness.

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The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: Nuclear Deterrence? Good Luck!

The Cuban Missile Crisis Revisited: Nuclear Deterrence? Good Luck!

At 9 a.m. on an October morning almost 50 years ago, national security advisor McGeorge Bundy entered President John F. Kennedy’s White House bedroom to deliver some bad news. Photographs taken two days earlier by a U-2 reconnaissance aircraft had revealed unmistakable evidence that the Soviet Union had secretly placed medium- and intermediate-range nuclear missiles in Cuba.

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Creating Cultural Memories Across the Americas

Creating Cultural Memories Across the Americas

Two College of Humanities and Social Sciences students, Eleana Velasco and Katherine Pereira, spent a semester researching separate cultural memories in their native countries, Ecuador and Colombia, respectively. Both students partnered with faculty scholars as part of Mason’s Undergraduate Research Scholars Program.

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A Pitch-Perfect Career

A Pitch-Perfect Career

The end of an era. It is a dramatic statement, almost always uttered hyperbolically. But this very assertion has been heard more than once in the halls of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, in the face of the resignation of its senior associate dean, Dee Holisky.

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GMUnit: How One Student Started It All

GMUnit: How One Student Started It All

In fall 2009, Luke Walker, a senior global affairs major at Mason, started GMUnit, a multitalented all-male a cappella group that has burst onto the scene during the past two years. Using only their voices to create the music and recite the lyrics of some of today’s most popular songs, the group has performed at various locations on Mason’s Fairfax Campus.

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Lindsay Gray Aces Life

Lindsay Gray Aces Life

Cornerstone magazine caught up with multital- ented senior Lindsay Gray during the spring 2011 semester. Gray, an English major and communication minor, is in her fourth year on the Mason women’s tennis team, compiling a singles record of 46-51 and a doubles record of 42-30, playing at the first and second position on the team.

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