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Students release sexual assault demands

BY GRACE ZIPPERER, STAFF WRITER During Patriots in Action Week, which ran from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, student government helped spread the word about the Women and Gender Studies department’s sexual assault prevention demands for the Mason administration. This…

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Coursicle Comes to Mason

BY KATYA BEISEL, STAFF WRITER With registration for the upcoming spring semester now underway at Mason, the scheduling tool Coursicle seeks to provide students with an easy-to-use alternative to spending hours trying to find the right combination of classes or…

Bunting's Facebook post that caused a stir for student and faculty.

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BY SARMAT CHOWDHURY, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Senior Assistant Director of Admissions Andrew Bunting is currently embroiled in a social media scandal over a Facebook post. Posted on his personal page, his post sparked an outrage after it talked about the…

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Student Government update

BY RYAN COONEY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT BEAT WRITER The student government met for its weekly meeting Nov. 10 in Merten Hall 1201. Key legislation of the day would include the passing of Resolution 14, in support of open source textbooks; Resolution…

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New name, new school

BY SARMAT CHOWDHURY, STAFF WRITER Mason’s growing and expanding school of government has a new name. Formerly known as the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs, the school’s name has been changed to the Schar School of Policy and…

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GMU hosts Christians United for Israel panel

BY RYAN COONEY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT BEAT The Christians United for Israel (CUFI) at GMU held a panel discussion in the Johnson Center Gold Room Saturday, Nov 5. The moderator at the talk was Jessica Marzucco, national director of CUFI on…

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Student Government Night Walk

  BY RYAN COONEY, STUDENT GOVERNMENT BEAT The scene inside the Office of Student Involvement was anything but quiet Nov. 3. A sea of people milled around and engaged in conversation, while sophomore Danni Gonyo ran around ensuring that every…

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Finding your voice

BY GRACE ZIPPERER, STAFF WRITER The livestream of TEDxErie picks up, and a soft male British voice speaks alongside a vibrant video backdrop and says, “Today you are part of a global conversation about our shared future.” It is Nov….

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Bridging religious gaps

BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER Embrace Diversity at GMU hosted an Interfaith Dinner Nov. 4. According to their website, Embrace Diversity is a group that wants to “create a space in which people of all backgrounds, whether they identify by…

Adjunct faculty demand change

BY NINA MOTAZEDI, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Adjunct Faculty Task Force recently published a report recommending an increase in current adjunct faculty conditions. Mason’s Provost, Davis S. Wu, established this task force back in March 2015 to identify issues in the…