Author Archives: Brad Byrne

About Brad Byrne

Hi, I am a freshman at George Mason and I am majoring in Communications with a concentration in Journalism. I am currently a staff writer, mostly for the News section, but also for other sections as desired.

Mason Shifts to Remote Work, Offers Emergency Leave

As the U.S. adjusts to staggering unemployment rates, Mason employees telework BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER As the coronavirus strengthens its grasp on societies all over the world, Mason employees have adjusted to a life of working from home as…

Mason Establishes Cyber Security Engineering Department

Professor, students react to the new department BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Volgenau School of Engineering has been approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) to create a department of cyber security engineering, the first…

Mason Chosen to Host a TRHT Campus Center

Association of American Colleges & Universities selects Mason to host this center BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER The Association of American Colleges & Universities (AAC&U) announced on Jan. 16 that Mason will host a Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation (TRHT)…

Virginia Ratifies Equal Rights Amendment

After a long journey through state legislatures, ERA’s future is still unclear BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER On Jan. 27, Virginia became the 38th state in the United States to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Virginia’s ratification opens up…

Virginia Gun Legislation Pushes Forward

Virginia looks to push stricter gun violence prevention legislation with a Democratic majority BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER Virginia is in the process of one of the most progressive movements towards gun legislation in the U.S. On May 31, 2019,…

Southside Made 24-Hour Dining Hall

Southside replaces Ike’s as 24-hour dining hall on campus  BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER As Mason students come back from winter break, the spring 2020 semester brings about new changes to the university. This semester a new initiative goes into…

Sustainability at the Forefront of Mason’s New Initiative

Over 500 faculty join Mason’s new Institute for a Sustainable Earth BY BRAD BRYNE, STAFF WRITER Over 500 new faculty members have joined Mason’s Institute for a Sustainable Earth, which is focused on tackling climate and environmental issues concerning the…

Mason Ranked Most Diverse and Innovative School in Virginia

Mason tops newest U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings for Virginia BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings for Campus Ethnic Diversity, Mason was ranked as the most ethnically diverse university in…

Supreme Court Rules In Favor of Trump Asylum Rule

Central American migrants to be denied asylum grants  BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER  On Sept. 12, 2019, the U.S. Supreme Court officially ruled to allow enforcement of a new Trump administration rule that will prevent most Central American migrants from…