GMU Democracy onAir Chapter

The GMU Democracy onAir chapter is the first and model chapter for Virginia onAir.

Chapter President is Adia McLaughlin.

Tim O’Shea

I am Executive Director for Democracy onAir – the nonprofit social enterprise managed and curated by students that oversees the pilot Virginia onAir Hub and chapters. 

Nader Momtaz

My name is Nader Momtaz and I am a George Mason University alum that pursued a BA in Global Affairs as a part of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and a Minor in Conflict Analysis and Resolution. I am currently the Operations Director for Democracy onAir.

I am a member of this hub to increase transparency and better communication between the politicians and the people. I truly believe that the people’s voice is stronger than any one individual and that everyone has a right to learn the facts and participate in our democracy while fulfilling their civic duties.

Jim McLean

Jim McLean is VP of Media for onAir Networks. Jim is the lead designer of onAir Network’s Aircasting system that provides hub producers the tools to create mobile and studio video recordings and live streams.  He is also a member of the Virginia onAir Advisory Board consulting on how to adapt onAir media technologies for the Hub.

Jim is an Instructional Technology/Visual Media Specialist for George Mason University. He received a MFA from American University and a BA from George Mason.

Almanac of Virginia Politics

The Virginia Almanac project at George Mason University’s Schar School of Policy and Government provides an informative record of legislative sources, key decision-makers, and the legislative process.

Website: virginiaalmanac.gmu.edu

Contact: Matthew Sardone, Managing Editor at msardon2@gmu.edu

The new online edition outlines the basic framework of Virginia politics by providing the raw data for analyzing the record of members of the General Assembly. As a historical tool the Almanac is useful to lobbyists, libraries, civic activists, and researchers. This easily accessible source is an indispensable tool for those who want to know the who, what, when, and how of Virginia politics.

 

Schar School of Policy & Government

The mission of the Schar School of Policy and Government is to advance the public good. We provide our students with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and values to become leaders and managers in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors.

Website:  schar.gmu.edu/

Email:  schar@gmu.edu
Phone
:  703-993-2280
Address:Founders Hall, Fifth Floor
3351 Fairfax Drive, MS 3B1
Arlington, VA 22201

Dean: Mark Rozell

 

Mark Rozell

Dean, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University
Ruth D. and John T. Hazel Chair in Public Policy, George Mason University

Mark J. Rozell is the author of nine books and editor of twenty books on various topics in U.S. government and politics including the presidency, religion and politics, media and politics, and interest groups in elections.

He has testified before Congress on several occasions on executive privilege issues and has lectured extensively in the U.S. and abroad.

Dean Rozell writes frequent op-ed columns in such publications as the Washington Post, Baltimore SunNew York Daily News, and Politico. He is often asked to comment about his areas of expertise for print and broadcast media.

Steve Pearlstein

Robinson Professor: Public and International Affairs, George Mason University
Pulitzer Prize winner and columnist: Washington Post

Areas of Specialty: Economic principles, political economy, economic policy, morality of modern capitalism.

Steven Pearlstein, a Pulitzer Prize-winning business and economics columnist for the Washington Post, joined the Mason faculty as Robinson Professor of Public and International Affairs in the fall of 2011.  At Mason, he has focused on teaching economic principles to non-economic majors and helping to launch the interdisciplinary Politics, Philosophy and Economics concentration for majors in those departments. He also offers seminars on narrative journalism, politics, and wealth and poverty in the Honors College.

Sara Deriso

Junior: Major in Government and International Politics, Schar School of Policy and Government, Minor in Political Communication, George Mason University

President: GMU Student Power

Secretary: Transparent GMU

Mason Cable Network

Mason Cable Network, also known as MCN, is the student operated television network airing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to approximately 6,000 residents on the Fairfax Campus.

MCN has been serving the George Mason Community since the fall of 1997 and has thrived on the network’s signature motto “your face, your voice.”

Here at Mason Cable Network, we have built a training ground for any student who hopes to gain hands-on experience or further their career in television or film.

Starting in 2012, our broadcast switched over to high definition to increase the quality of our content.

Fall 2012 was the first semester that Mason Cable Network has had the ability to produce and distribute live content through the network and online websites through live streaming.  In the  years since, MCN has broadcasted several University events including Mason Madness, and the International Week Dance Competition.  We expanded our live content with a  weekly news show,  and through a partnership with Mason Athletics, broadcast the majority of  the Athletics home games including basketball, soccer, lacrosse, wrestling, and volleyball.

As we move forward, we strive to bring the Mason Nation programming that is geared to the community, whether that be news, sports, or entertainment.

No matter the occasion, no matter the program, Mason Cable Network is 24/7 programming for Patriots by Patriots. Come and visit us in the Office of Student Media in the HUB.

Angelique Arintok

Senior: Majoring in Communication, Media Production & Criticism and minor in Political Communication, George Mason University
General ManagerMason Cable Network

As a freshman with Mason Cable Network, I served as the Assistant Production Manager and was promoted to Production Manager just one year later. As the General Manager of Mason Cable Network, I  hope to sustain the network’s growth, and bring new student concepts to the table. She enjoys the creativity and integrity behind multimedia journalism, and is furthermore interested with the discipline’s connection to political communication. Angelique aspires a career as a news reporter/Multi-Media Journalist.

Sergei A. Samoilenko

Instructor, Communication Department, George Mason University
Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA)

Sergei Samoilenko's research focus is on public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media.

Salina Temesghen

Global Affairs MajorGeorge Mason University
Global Politics Fellow: Spring 2019
YouTube Coordinator: Virginia onAir

My term as an intern isn’t to only take it as part of George Mason’s Global fellowship and for course credit, but to be more educated in politics, government, philanthropy, and international relations.

 

Center for Regional Analysis

The Center for Regional Analysis (CRA) mission is to provide research and technical assistance to local government and businesses, primarily located in the Washington DC Metro region. These efforts focus on economic, demographic, transportation, housing and fiscal issues.

The Center, on the basis of earlier work on technology in the region for the Northern Virginia Technology Council and the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology, undertook the development of a technology database for the National Capital region under contract to the Greater Washington Board of Trade in the summer of 1994. This project for the first time provides an objectively defined estimate of the scale of the technology sector in the Washington DC region. The study demonstrated that technology accounts for a major proportion of the region’s economy and is focused on advanced technology services such as systems integration, information technology, telecommunication and biotechnology.

Terry Clower

Northern Virginia Chair and University Professor
Director, Center for Regional Analysis, Schar School of Policy and Government, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia

Areas of Research include: Economic Development, Economic Policy, Quantitative Methods, Regional Development, Transportation Policy, Regional Economic Performance, Economic Forecasting, and Economic and Fiscal Impacts

Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIE) is an interdisciplinary hub in the School of Business that supports innovators and changemakers from all Mason schools and programs.

From innovative courses and clubs to makerspaces and competitions, CIE offers participants opportunities to explore and learn about creativity, innovation and entrepreneurship, experiment with concepts and tools, and startup a venture or initiative.

Website:   business.gmu.edu/innovation
Social Media:   Twitter  Startup Mason on Facebook

Schar Undergraduate Student Organization

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SUSO

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Virginia Elections post

Tom Davis

Rector: Board of Visitors, George Mason University
Former US Congressman: Virginia US House District 11

Tom Davis is a former Republican member of the United States House of Representatives who represented Virginia's 11th congressional district in Northern Virginia. Davis was considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by five-term incumbent and fellow Republican John Warner in the 2008 election, but decided against it. He announced on January 30, 2008, that he would not seek reelection to an eighth term

He is currently a director of federal government affairs at Deloitte and the rector (head of the Board of Visitors) of George Mason University and a trustee of its Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

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