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Amazon WaSH Project

Amazon WaSH Project

The Amazon WaSH project has proven to benefit the Maijuna, it is also an invigorating opportunity for students to learn more about themselves and the world around them.

MAIS Folklore Alumna Making Her Mark

MAIS Folklore Alumna Making Her Mark

Davenport operates folkstreams.net, a video-streaming site dedicated to preserving folk stories. Because of his ties to the folk community, he knew that George Mason University has a folklore masters degree program. He contacted the department in search of a student who might want to take on the orchard problem as a thesis project. In order to understand why the immigrant communities are drawn to Fauquier’s orchards, Stryker began by researching the history of the county’s orchards. She found that orchards once covered Marshall, Delaplane and Markham during colonial times. “It is unusual to have so many pick-your-own orchards in the same vicinity,” said Stryker during a presentation to the Leeds Ruritan Club last week.

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Why Black History Month?

Why Black History Month?

"Society will no longer need specific heritage months when we eliminate racism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of oppression that minimize the value of all lives in general, and black lives specifically."

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GMU Chosen To Join Healthy Campus Initiative

GMU Chosen To Join Healthy Campus Initiative

George Mason University’s well-being and wellness programs recently received national recognition after being chosen as the first higher education institution in Virginia to join the Healthy Campus Initiative, which encourages colleges and universities to make their campuses healthier by adopting guidelines around food and nutrition, physical activity and programming.

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