George Mason University

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20-Year-Old Pitcher Dies After Common Sports Surgery

George Mason's Sang Ho Baek, 20, had 'Tommy John' procedure

(Newser) - It's called an ulnar collateral ligament reconstruction in the medical textbooks, but the sports world and pretty much everyone else knows it as Tommy John surgery. "Relatively routine" is how a Boston University School of Public Health doctor describes it to the New York Times . But a 20-year-old...

Details of Koch Donations Spur Review at George Mason

Agreements reportedly gave foundation 2 seats on some hiring committees

(Newser) - The Charles Koch Foundation donated millions to George Mason University, and newly released documents reveal that in exchange, the conservative foundation was granted some influence over the hiring and firing of professors. After the revelation, the president of the university ordered an inquiry into the school's gift acceptance policy,...

'Antonin Scalia School' Has an Acronym Problem

ASSLaw has now slightly altered its name

(Newser) - The law school at George Mason University changed its name to the Antonin Scalia School of Law last week in honor of the late Supreme Court justice—and then changed its name again after what the Wall Street Journal calls "unforeseen and unfortunate" wordplay involving acronyms: ASSLaw, or even...

Man Pepper Sprays Prof During Lecture

...A lecture on vigilantes, ironically

(Newser) - Imagine you're in the middle of law class lecture on vigilantes, when a man bursts in, jumps on a desk, announces that he's making a "citizen's arrest," and then pepper sprays the professor. Because that's exactly what happened at George Mason University yesterday, and...

Public University Presidents Rake in Millions

Disgraced former Penn State boss Graham Spanier leads the pack

(Newser) - Last year, four public university presidents boasted compensation of more than $1 million, a study finds. At the top: Graham Spanier, the former Penn State president driven out by the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal. Spanier made $2.9 million in the 2011-2012 fiscal year; part of that was his...

Top 5 Conservative Colleges
 Top 5 Conservative Colleges 

Top 5 Conservative Colleges

Falwell's Liberty University is No. 1

(Newser) - ThinkProgress factors in notable alumni and political influence to come up with the top 5 conservative colleges in the nation:
  1. Liberty University: The Virginia school founded by the late Jerry Falwell leads the way "as one of the most influential Christian colleges in the nation." It bans

Obama on Health Care: 'If This Vote Fails...'

President delivers closing argument to enthusiastic crowd

(Newser) - President Obama described the stakes of this weekend's health care vote in stark terms today, using words uttered so rarely out of the White House that they seem all but banned: "If this vote fails." What then? "The insurance industry will continue to run amok," the...

Va. School Picks Drag Queen for Homecoming

(Newser) - For the first time in years, students at George Mason University in Virginia are at odds over their homecoming queen—because he's a drag queen, the Washington Post reports. Senior Ryan Allen entered the competition as a lark, taking the floor at last weekend's basketball game against Northeastern in zebra-print...

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