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By emphasizing the needs of its region mason has

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Unformatted text preview: ge Mason University’s growing reputation as an innovative educational leader is rooted in Virginia’s strong educational tradition. By emphasizing the needs of its region, Mason has created a curriculum and mission to meet the needs of Northern Virginia’s extraordinary cosmopolitan constituency. The university began as the Northern Virginia branch of the University of Virginia in 1957, offering courses in engineering and the liberal arts. Called University College, it opened in a renovated elementary school in Bailey’s Crossroads with an enrollment of 17 students. Eager to support the fledgling institution, the Town (now City) of Fairfax purchased 150 acres in 1958 and donated it to the University of Virginia for a permanent branch campus. The following year, the University of Virginia Board of Visitors selected the name George Mason College. Construction of the campus’ first four buildings was completed in 1964. In September of that year, 356 students began their studies in the new classrooms. In March 1966, the Virginia General Assembly authorized the expansion...
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This document was uploaded on 03/01/2014 for the course CRIM 475 at George Mason.

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