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Opening of campus Panera Bread postponed

To the disappointment of many students, the opening of Panera Bread, the newest addition to the Johnson Center, has been postponed. “At this time it is anticipated that Panera will start training January 5th and open in time for spring…

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Braddock Road and Route 50 undergoing road work

This story was originally published in the Nov. 4 issue of Fourth Estate. Braddock Road and Route 50 are both currently under construction for road improvements. This month the Virginia Department of Transportation is repaving both directions of Braddock Road’s…

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2014 Elections recap: Republicans triumph in midterms

As the 2014 midterm elections wind down, here’s a brief recap of the major outcomes from important races in Virginia and around the nation and what those results mean for political control. Before Tuesday, the Senate makeup stood at 53…

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LIVEBLOG: Elections 2014

Stay tuned for the Office of Student Media’s coverage of the 2014 elections streaming live here and on local MCN channel 231. 6:10 p.m. — First polls close in Kentucky, according to the New York Times. 6:11 p.m. — Mitch McConnell…

College Republicans and Democrats go head to head in JC debate

George Mason University’s Student Government held “First of All We Vote 2014” last night in the Johnson Center Atrium. The event, comprised of a debate between the College Republicans and the GMU Democrats, was hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity…

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New Mason IDs starting Spring 2015

A version of this story appeared in the Nov. 3 issue of Fourth Estate. The Mason Card Office will start issuing new IDs to students, faculty and staff starting next semester. Executive Director of Campus Retail Operations Mark Kraner says…

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University Life, Mason Police respond to incident in the JC

University Life and University Police are looking into an incident that occurred Saturday evening around 5:00pm in the Johnson Center. According to Michael Sandler, director of Strategic Communication, a male student fell from the third floor to the first floor…

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School for Conflict Analysis building new facilities in Lorton

Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution is constructing new buildings at a site in Lorton, Virginia for students, faculty and potentially outside organizations to practice conflict resolution. Scheduled to open June 2015, the Point of View facilities are designed…

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Guide to the 2014 Senate Election

This story was originally published in the Oct. 27 of Fourth Estate. Featured photo by Ken Zirkel. No changes made. Creative Commons License. Three candidates will be on the ballot on Election Day in the race for a seat representing…