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The End of the Line

The End of the Line

Imagine an ocean without fish. Imagine your meals without seafood. Imagine the global consequences. This is the future if we do not stop, think and act, brought on by overfishing.

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Class of 2016 Convocation

Class of 2016 Convocation

On May 12th, New Century College (NCC) celebrated the graduation of the 200 members of its class of 2016. This was the final convocation held under the NCC mantle, as the unit has since been renamed the School of Integrative Studies (SIS).

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A Classroom of a Different Kind

A Classroom of a Different Kind

For the past 13 years, Greg Justice and Tom Wood have been traveling to the Bahamas each summer with students for their Coral Reef Ecology class. In the 3-credit course, students learn about reef ecosystems while living on board a 65-foot sloop and sailing around the Exuma Cays Land and Sea Park.

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SIS Spotlight: Greg Justice

SIS Spotlight: Greg Justice

The School of Integrative Studies (SIS) prides itself for its hands-on learning opportunities. For Greg Justice, who coordinates SIS field studies, experiential learning has always been at the heart of his professional work and personal interest.

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Students Lead and Learn at Godwin Middle School

Students Lead and Learn at Godwin Middle School

On April 9th, more than 30 George Mason University students headed to Godwin Middle School in nearby Woodbridge to lead the third annual InCredAble Leadership Conference for 150 Godwin students. The conference concludes a year of collaboration, leadership training and friendship between the George Mason and Godwin students.

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Students Dedicate Spring Break to Education and Service

Students Dedicate Spring Break to Education and Service

From Florida to El Salvador to Jamaica and the District of Columbia, 85 George Mason University students dedicated their spring break to education and service as part of this year’s Alternative Break trips, organized through the Social Action and Integrative Learning (SAIL) program in the School of Integrative Studies.

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SAIL Coordinator Researches Inside and Out

SAIL Coordinator Researches Inside and Out

For ten years, Carrie Hutnick has connected college students with meaningful service learning opportunities. Now, as part of her doctoral research, Hutnick is exploring the impact of an unusual learning experience shared between undergraduates and people incarcerated in the U.S. correctional system.

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