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The Songdo Venture

The Songdo Venture

After more than two years negotiation, plans for the possible opening of a Mason campus in Songdo, South Korea, in the Incheon Free Economic Zone, are now rapidly moving ahead. We are filing an application with the Korean ministry of education. I must stress that there is still some negotiation needed before a real launch, […]

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Hispanic Heritage

Hispanic Heritage

Every year, with lots of help from University Life staff, I host a tea with students associated with the many identity weeks that dot our calendar: GLBTQ, Asia and Pacific, Native American, African American, and of course, Hispanic. I can’t claim the events are usually very large — lots of our students barely know where […]

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Global Priorities

Global Priorities

Mason’s global agenda continues to flourish in many ways with the establishment of the Global Office — a major step forward in coordination and facilitation. I should note that this blog itself was partly written by the Global VP, Anne Schiller. An interesting challenge to global operations involves regional prioritization. Mason is recurrently criticized for […]

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U.S. Universities as Foreign Places

U.S. Universities as Foreign Places

At the end of May I’m privileged to give a talk at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow on why (and why not) to study at American universities. Mason has a number of partnerships with the Higher School, whose novelty and vigor are impressive. We send students to each other and have explicit dual […]

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