Category: News

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…

Civility Comes Together at Mason

Round table promotes civility in online political speech BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR  On Wednesday, Oct. 2, Mason hosted a civility round table in Merten Hall from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. titled “Coming Together in the Age of…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

BY JACK HARVEY, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Lot C Theft From Auto. Complainant (GMU) reported the theft of a backpack from a vehicle. Case 2019-009324 — Pending Wednesday, Sept. 25 — Johnson Center Harassment. Complainant (GMU) reported…

Mason Ranked Most Diverse and Innovative School in Virginia

Mason tops newest U.S. News & World Report’s college rankings for Virginia BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER In the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings for Campus Ethnic Diversity, Mason was ranked as the most ethnically diverse university in…

Uncovering the Politics of Eritrea

Faculty members and 11 students embark on a two-week trip to Eritrea BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER Last summer, faculty from the School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution along with 11 Ph.D. undergraduate and graduate students went on a study…