Category: News

University Provides Updates on Fall Semester

Mason holds town hall on reopening, launches website  BY LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF In a town hall held on Wednesday, June 24, Interim President Anne Holton and other university administrators answered questions from the Mason community and discussed Mason’s reopening plan…

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Holton, Rowan, Connolly and More Discuss Racism and Policing

Mason faculty and Virginia legislators speak about racism and police violence on Zoom BY: PETER NJOROGE, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF On Friday, June 19, a panel of influential members of Mason faculty and lawmakers in Northern Virginia held an open forum with the…

Mason Professor Tweets Racist Stereotype

Controversial tweet from Economics professor Robin Hanson is under review by university BY: LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  Mason Associate Professor of Economics Robin Hanson received backlash Wednesday after tweeting a racist stereotype in relation to the upcoming Juneteenth holiday. Juneteenth is…

Racial Justice Protests Continue In Northern Virginia

Protesters gather in Manassas to promote anti-police violence agreement BY: PETER NJOROGE CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF; DANA NICKEL STAFF WRITER On Monday, in the wake of the death of George Floyd, peaceful protesters gathered in downtown Manassas to show solidarity with the Black…

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…

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…

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…