Category: News

Transparent GMU Reacts to New Donor Agreements Bills

Two new House Bills call for university donor relations to be made public BY ALLISON SCANLAN, STAFF WRITER Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed bills HB 510 and HB 1529 on March 2 and April 6, respectively, both of which aim…

Students Receive Refunds for Mason Services

Director of Parking and Transportation offers explanation on parking refunds BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR Mason refunded students on housing, dining and parking last week via direct deposit and check. Those who have outstanding balances on their accounts will see…

Mason’s Student Organizations Coping with Quarantine

How groups are working to stay connected despite the distance BY ALEXA TIRONI, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR  There has been talk about almost every stumbling block thrown onto college students’ paths due to quarantine — having limited time to move out…

Student Gives Back to the Community on the Front Lines

Mechanical engineering junior 3D prints face shields for the local hospitals in his area BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER  Mechanical engineering junior Dhawal Bhanderi is using his time in quarantine to build protective face shields with his 3D printer from…

Last Week in the News

Monday, April 20  Israeli leaders agree to form an emergency unity government, leaving Benjamin Netanyahu as prime minister for now.  U.S. crude oil futures fall below $0 for the first time in history.  An Ohio prison is now the largest…

Interim President Anne Holton Holds Virtual Town Hall

Holton answers questions surrounding the university’s coronavirus response BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR Interim President Anne Holton held a livestreamed town hall event on Friday, April 17, explaining that Mason’s future decisions surrounding the coronavirus will be based on public…

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…

Coronavirus Cases in the Mason Community

University website lists confirmed cases; emails explain reporting guidelines BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR There are currently 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Mason community, per the university’s coronavirus website. So far, the cases consist of 10 students and…

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Signs New Laws

Over the past week, Northam signed a variety of laws concerning abortion, gun control, criminal justice and equal rights for all BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a series of new laws over the past…

Last Week in the News

Monday, April 13 Virginia Gov. Northam makes Election Day a state holiday and expands early voting. At least 16 dead as tornadoes tear through the South. Senator Bernie Sanders endorses former vice president Joe Biden for president. Tuesday, April 14…