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Send in the Clowns (and out the Elephants)

The circus is back in town. The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus returned to the Patriot Center Wednesday Apr. 8 for its annual visit to Mason, an event that draws large crowds from the surrounding Fairfax area as well as the attention of animal rights activists.

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Communication Skills Are #1 Most Valued by Corporations

After reaching out to more than 1,000 MBA recruiters, Bloomberg Businessweek found that good communication skills are most sought after by employers. Recruiters who took the survey could were given a list of 14 employee skills and could chose up to five that they most wanted to see in potential employees.

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Smoking out the Health Risks of Vaping

The rising popularity of electronic cigarettes and vaporizers have exposed an omission in Mason’s smoking policy that allows people to smoke inside, but students and faculty have started to question whether there should be a rule against smoking e-cigarettes and vaping inside and in class.

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Climate Change in the American Christian Mind

We are pleased to announce the release of the first report from our new national survey: Climate Change in the American Christian Mind. Many Americans draw, at least in part, upon their religious beliefs to guide their understanding and interpretation of climate change causes, impacts, and solutions.

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