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New park planned for heart of Fairfax

A new park in the historic district of Fairfax will soon provide a civic and recreational outdoor space. Construction of Old Town Square is expected to be finished by Dec. 2014. “[Old Town Square] will be a very vibrant place…

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Drop in liquor and drug arrests, Univ. Police reports

Drug arrests and liquor law arrests decreased by almost 50% in 2013 from 2012, according to a new University Police report released today. The Annual Security/Annual Fire Safety Report 2014 reported that there were 74 drug-related arrests at the Fairfax campus in…

Students change passwords due to systems instrusion

The IT department asked students to change their passwords earlier this month in response to a system intrusion. According to Marlyn Smith, vice president of Mason’s information technology unit, the intrusion compromised about 4,400 social security numbers. The intrusion affected mostly…

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No Chipotle at University Mall

Forget the burritos: despite online rumors, Chipotle will not be added to the newly renovated University Mall. “There is not a Chipotle coming to University Mall at this time,” said Chuck Mason, vice president of Geo. H. Rucker Reality Corp.,…

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Falafel House food truck brings diversity to dining

Students craving a new lunch option can now visit Falafel House, a food truck that serves falafel in a variety of ways including sandwiches, bowls and bites. Falafel House is parked outside Northern Neck on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30…

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Program provides international experience to staff

Two university staff members have won the opportunity to travel abroad later this year and next year as part of a staff exchange program sponsored by the Office of Global Strategy. This November, Jennifer Hamilton, the gifts coordinator for University…

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Mason adopts Medical Amnesty Program

Mason has implemented a Medical Amnesty Program to provide amnesty for students that need medical assistance and those that seek to help them in alcohol-related situations. According to the Student Conduct website, amnesty would allow students who show responsible behavior…

Merten Hall is an example of a "green" building on campus.
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Mason achieves gold rating in sustainability but is not done

George Mason University prides itself on the campuses’ environmental friendliness, and now the university has been recognized for its green achievements with a gold rating in sustainability. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recently awarded Mason…

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Fall for the Book

Fall for the Book is an eight day festival that promotes reading, writing and literature throughout the region. During the festival, there will be daily readings, workshops and other presentations. Each night will close with a headliner event. Many of…

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Students request larger space for private meditation

Complaints in previous years regarding overuse of the space by large groups such as the Muslim Student Association have urged people to refrain from leaving religious materials in the space so as to ensure an interfaith space. With the 40-50…