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Status/الوضع Issue 7.2 is Here!

Status/الوضع Issue 7.2 is Here!

Just weeks before the presidential elections in the United States, and with the focus squarely on the prospects and possibilities of another four years under Donald Trump, at Status/الوضع, we stubbornly profess the importance of issues that go beyond and behind the headlines. So while we will likely examine the repercussions of this election in reflective ways, we chose not to churn out the usual (and increasingly tired) analyses and prognostications around US politics.

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University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

University Announces 2020 Winter Graduation

All 2020 graduates, from spring, summer, and fall, are invited to participate in George Mason University’s 2020 Winter Graduation on Thursday, December 17, at 2:00 pm, on GMU-TV. Following the ceremony, CHSS graduates are invited to join the college for its own festivities.

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Finalists Announced for the New American Voices Award

Finalists Announced for the New American Voices Award

The three finalists for the 2020 Institute for Immigration Research New American Voices Award are novelists Ishmael Beah, author of Little Family; Vanessa Hua, author of Deceit and Other Possibilities; and Lysley Tenorio, author of The Son of Good Fortune.

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Status/الوضع Issue 7.1 is Here!

Status/الوضع Issue 7.1 is Here!

This issue of Status الوضع comes at an extraordinary time in our contemporary history, not just as a community of scholars, activists, writers, and artists concerned with the circumstances facing the peoples of the Middle East and North Africa, but rather as human beings around the world coming to terms with our collective ecology, economy, and politics.

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A message supporting our international students

A message supporting our international students

This week, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced that it would discontinue visa exceptions for international students on F-1 visas who take all of their courses for the semester online. This decision could force hundreds of thousands of international students to leave the United States and threatens to interrupt the academic work of more than 3,000 students here at George Mason University.

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The Pandemic of White Supremacy

The Pandemic of White Supremacy

The recent events in Minneapolis precipitated by the police killing of George Floyd, along with related acts of high profile racialized violence directed at Black civilians, though seemingly distinct from the ongoing pandemic, are intimately connected via the systemic devaluation of Black life. Dr. Donna Auston is an anthropologist, writer, and activist whose body of work focuses primarily on race, ethnicity, gender, religion, media representation, and Islam in America.

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