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An Alternative to a Normal Spring Break

An Alternative to a Normal Spring Break

While many Mason students went on vacation, spent time with family, or worked over break, some students used the week to volunteer in the United States and abroad. Students traveled through Mason alternative spring break, offered through New Century College and Social Action and Integrative Learning.

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The Importance of the Amazon in the Modern World: July 7 - 21, 2015

The Importance of the Amazon in the Modern World: July 7 - 21, 2015

This fifteen-day course will explore how the exceptional diversity of the Amazon River Basin effects the way human communities interact with their environment. In this course, beekeeping, ecotourism and community driven development will be covered. Other topics include the effects of globalization on the landscape and peoples of the Amazon.

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Mason's Nonprofit Fellows See A Diverse Nonprofit Sector on Trip to DC

Mason's Nonprofit Fellows See A Diverse Nonprofit Sector on Trip to DC

Mason's Nonprofit Fellows recently spent a day visiting several nonprofits in Washington DC to explore a variety of approaches to social change. With the topic of food insecurity as a central theme through which to compare approaches and solutions, the students spoke with nonprofit leaders who work to address this issue in Washington.

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New Capstone Courses Announced for Spring 2015

New Capstone Courses Announced for Spring 2015

New Century College will offer two new six-credit capstone courses this spring. Both courses offer NCC’s hallmark blend of integrative, experiential learning and will help students to reflect and apply the many different skills and concepts they have acquired in the program.

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Support and education important in eliminating AIDS

Support and education important in eliminating AIDS

This past Saturday, was the Walk to End HIV in Washington D.C. There was a good showing of people, which shows community support for those battling the life threatening epidemic. “There is a stigma associated with AIDS that it’s a disease of a certain type of person or that it only happens in a certain part of the world,” said Kathleen Welch, program and event coordinator for Social Action and Integrative Learning.

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