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Virginia Colleges Respond to Spikes in COVID-19 Cases

Mason to continue hybrid classes, despite rise in COVID-19 cases on college campuses BY HANNAH CHO STAFF WRITER Similar to other Virginia colleges, Mason has implemented a COVID-19 dashboard, that is to be updated weekly. The dashboard displays the number…

Safe Return to Campus Plan is Initiated at Mason

President Gregory Washington initiates the Safe Return to Campus plan for all residential students and faculty on campus BY: SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER  As the number of COVID-19 cases increases in Fairfax County, President Gregory Washington has taken several initiatives…

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…