- February 21, 2024
Schar School senior Maaz Abbasi juggles full-time studies while working as a teaching assistant and legislative intern.
- February 20, 2024
She’s helped 450 young families achieve higher education goals since 2010. Now Nicole Lynn Lewis, MPP ’06, is Washingtonian of the Year.
- February 15, 2024
A new study by the Center for Regional Analysis shows the inventory of affordable workforce housing will increase if new arenas are built in Alexandria.
- February 14, 2024
Six whirlwind months as a visiting professor on a Fulbright fellowship at the Schar School helped sinologist Gundumella Venkat Raman teach, learn, and make connections in Washington, D.C.
- February 13, 2024
Two Mason faculty members received year-long grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), part of 260 grants worth $33.8 million from the NEH this year for humanities projects across the country.
- January 30, 2024
George Mason University’s $230 million in research funding in fiscal year 2022 was a 7% increase from 2021, putting the university three years ahead of its goal of $225 million by 2025.
- Schar School Dean Mark J. Rozell and Associate Professor Jeremy D. Mayer Share V.O. Key Award for Best Recent Book on Southern PoliticsJanuary 24, 2024
Mark J. Rozell, dean of the Schar School of Policy and Government, and Jeremy D. Mayer, associate professor, attribute the increased success of Black Democratic candidates for statewide office in parts of the South between 2017 and 2022 to demographic changes and an increased willingness of whites to vote for Black candidates running on progressive platforms. Rozell and Mayer use five case studies in their award-winning book to argue that the conditions that precipitated these electoral successes are likely to continue in the future.
- Hear This Idea: Schar School Associate Professor Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley Discusses Underappreciated Difficulties of Creating Biological WeaponsJanuary 24, 2024
In this podcast, Schar School associate professor Sonia Ben Ouagrham-Gormley discusses why policy makers and security experts tend to underestimate just how hard it is for rogue governments and nonstate actors to acquire biological weapons.
- Marketplace: Schar School Associate Professor Jennifer N. Victor discusses the costs of barely averted government shutdowns.January 23, 2024
Schar School associate professor Jennifer N. Victor highlights the costs, in terms of lost employee time and an erosion of trust, that the government incurs when Congress comes close to not meeting deadlines for funding the government.
- New York Times: Schar School Professor Jack A. Goldstone highlights threats to American democracy and prosperity in 2024 election.January 12, 2024
In a discussion among leading public intellectuals about existential threats to American identity and governance, Goldstone attributes political fractures to economic causes, particularly the failure of wages to keep pace with national output.