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On its website, College Choice says its rankings are based “exclusively on factors actual college freshmen said were most important to their college decision.” Those factors, according to a recent nationwide survey by the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, include academic reputation, [...]
Mason Startup Cleans Up at MIT Competition by Damian Cristodero -- May 31st 2016
Iron Goat, which began with guidance from Startup Mason and David J. Miller, executive director of George Mason’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, received $50,000 from the U.S. Department of Energy and $20,000 from GE Ventures for its self-fueled harvester that produces agricultural products [...]
Advice to Bayer: Don’t Get Caught Up in Consolidation Wave by Damian Cristodero -- May 25th 2016
“Bayer’s move here is definitely not one of a first-mover, and more of a hasty response to find any match as to not be left behind in the fast-moving wave of industry consolidation,” said Derek Horstmeyer, a financial professor in George Mason’s School of Business. “This rarely works out well [...]
US Navy Captain Dubs Mason 'A Brilliant Gem' by Jennifer Anzaldi -- May 23rd 2016
Seasoned U.S. Navy Captain David Mayo has spent more than two decades taking on stretch assignments and succeeding in start-up, turn-around, and growth challenges. Taking that dedication to the classroom, Mayo was selected as the Outstanding Award Recipient for the Global Executive MBA program class [...]
NBA Players Become Billboards, Opening Door for Other Sports by Damian Cristodero -- May 19th 2016
“I wouldn’t advise the NBA to free up space on players’ derrieres for logos as some teams did, and still do in Europe,” said Chris Elzey, director of Mason’s Sport and American Culture minor and a former pro basketball player in Europe. “I played for a club in Poland whose main sponsor was [...]
Juwariah Shareef completed research in international economics, earning the OSCAR Student Excellence Award. Shareef was awarded a $1,000 research grant from OSCAR to compare the export processing zones of India and China, countries that have experienced economic success, with Pakistan, a country [...]
Most recently, Professor of Finance, Gerald Hanweck gave a fascinating presentation titled "What Can Presidents Actually Do for the Economy?" that drew great discussions. In his presentation, Hanweck reviewed the economic history of presidents from Ronald Reagan to Barack Obama. The discussion included [...]
Coleman Raphael, former dean of the School of Business at George Mason University, passed on April 16, 2016 at age 90 after a long illness. Raphael spent much of his innovating in the aerospace industry. While at Republic Aviation, he managed Project FIRE, which developed the reentry data needed to [...]
Finance Student Earns OSCAR Student Excellence Award by Katherine Johnson -- May 4th 2016
After visiting China and becoming interested in international economics over the summer, Shareef continued to explore her interests with an international economics class in fall 2014. She hit it off with her professor, who encouraged her to pursue research in that field, and was one of the few business [...]
Calling all innovators! All Mason undergraduates who have the spark, imagination and energy to join the fall 2016 cohort of Social Innovation Fellows are invited to apply. Based on the Arlington Campus, the Social Innovation Fellows will use their courses, labs, and interaction with social innovation [...]