Category: News

Last Week in News

Monday, Oct. 21  Facebook takedowns show new Russian activity targeting Biden, praising Trump. British House of Commons Speaker John Bercow denies Boris Johnson vote on Brexit. U.S. reduces its troop strength by 2,000 in Afghanistan, according to Gen. Austin “Scott”…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Thursday, Oct. 24 — Truman Hall Drug Law Violations: Two Subjects (GMU) were referred to the Office of Student Conduct (OSC) for possessing illegal drugs. Case 2019-010531 — Referred to OSC Thursday, Oct. 24 — Fairfax Campus Hit and Run:…

A Changing Arctic

Mason team receives grant to study Arctic industrialization conditions BY APRIL HORENCY, STAFF WRITER New trade routes are opening throughout the Arctic, which may have unprecedented effects on that environment.  To combat potential conflicts, Volgenau School of Engineering professor Elise…

Campus Wiped Clean of Alleged Racial Slur

Student Government passes resolution to conduct clean-up of potentially offensive campus chalking BY SAMI GIBBS, STAFF WRITER; JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR; ABIGAIL ADCOX, NEWS EDITOR  Student Government is responding to students’ discomfort over the word “toads,” which has been…

General Manager of EagleBank Arena to retire

Barry Geisler retiring in January after 34 years at Mason BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER After working as the general manager of EagleBank Arena for 34 years, Barry Geisler is set to retire Jan. 2, 2020. Geisler’s responsibilities at the…

From Undersecretary to President

How Camden Layton became student body president BY HAILEY BULLIS, CO EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Sitting in a conference room in the back of the Office of Student Involvement, senior Camden Layton, Mason’s student body president, sits at the head of a large…

Last Week in Politics

Monday, Sept. 30 The Federal Aviation Administration certifies UPS drone delivery business; becomes nation’s first. House committee chairs subpoenas Trump’s personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani. GOP Rep. Chris Collins resigns from congress following insider trading charges.  Trump reportedly pressured Austrailian prime…

Sustainability at the Forefront of Mason’s New Initiative

Over 500 faculty join Mason’s new Institute for a Sustainable Earth BY BRAD BRYNE, STAFF WRITER Over 500 new faculty members have joined Mason’s Institute for a Sustainable Earth, which is focused on tackling climate and environmental issues concerning the…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Tuesday, Oct. 1 — PV Lot Drug Law Violations: Subject (GMU) was issued a releasable summons for possessing illegal drugs. Case 2019-009531 — Cleared by Summons Monday, Sept. 30 — Hampton Roads Drug Law Violations/Liquor Law Violations: Subject (GMU) was…