In The Media

In The Hill,  James Witte writes op-ed, "Why bootleggers and Baptists are resisting change on the southern border"

In The Hill, James Witte writes op-ed, "Why bootleggers and Baptists are resisting change on the southern border"

Forty years ago, economist Bruce Yandle — who is affiliated with George Mason University’s Mercatus Center— used regulatory economics and U.S. alcohol regulation to illustrate why seemingly polar opposites join forces and benefit from the status quo, only in very different ways. This provides a framework for understanding why Washington fails to get anything done to understand the situation on the southern border and immigration policy more broadly.

Mason's Jeffrey Keller Named 2024 Virginia Teacher of the Year

Mason's Jeffrey Keller Named 2024 Virginia Teacher of the Year

Jeffery W. Keller, a part of the leadership team for the Youth Research Council and a history teacher at John Handley High School in Winchester, was named the 2024 Virginia Teacher of the Year this evening during a livestreamed announcement by Governor Glenn Youngkin at the Patrick Henry Building on Capitol Square. Keller was selected last month as one of the commonwealth’s eight regional teachers of the year and is now Virginia’s nominee for 2024 National Teacher of the Year.

In the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jim Witte remarks on empathy in NFL response to player's injury

In the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jim Witte remarks on empathy in NFL response to player's injury

Professional male athletes, particularly in the National Football League, have often been held up as the epitome of toxic male masculinity. This is not without good reason. In the past decade, NFL players have been arrested and convicted in cases of domestic violence, driving under the influence, illegal drug charges, involuntary manslaughter and, in the case of New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, even murder.

Personal, intellectual growth highlight graduate’s Mason experience

Personal, intellectual growth highlight graduate’s Mason experience

James Condo is graduating from George Mason University this month with a BA in sociology. Originally from Massillon, Ohio, Condo is a student in the Honors College and has trained in the emerging field of Next System Studies, which involves research into questions of systemic design, change, and movements.

Applied Research Empowers HBCU to Make Data-Driven Policies to Support Military-Connected Students

Applied Research Empowers HBCU to Make Data-Driven Policies to Support Military-Connected Students

LeNaya Hezel, a student in the Sociology PhD program and higher education specialist at Evocati, a veteran-owned consulting firm, and Barrett Bogue co-author, "The Call to Serve", which is featured in a Washington Post article on February 3, 2022. This report provides data-driven recommendations and peer analysis for Fayetteville State University becoming the leading HBCU to attract, support, and graduate military-connected students. Fayetteville State University used the report in tandem with North Carolina legislation support to offer free tuition to military-connected students. The most significant impact of the report is that its first of its kind. Historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have often be left out of the higher education discussion on who is serving military-connected students.

Mason, NOVA partner with InsideTrack to boost ADVANCE student success

Mason, NOVA partner with InsideTrack to boost ADVANCE student success

George Mason University, Virginia’s largest public research university, and Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), the second-largest community college in the United States, have partnered with student success experts InsideTrack to provide a support solution for students in the ADVANCE partnership. ADVANCE is a nationally recognized effort to provide an integrated education experience for NOVA students who intend to transfer and complete a four-year degree at Mason. Through the InsideTrack partnership, students enrolled in the ADVANCE program will receive consistent, personalized support throughout their time at both institutions.