Category: News

Enforcement of Mason smoking policy still under review

Mason has revised its “Smoke Free Environment” policy to make sure it is in accordance with Virginia law. University Policy 2214 gives regulations for smoking in and around campus buildings, including a rule that smokers must maintain a 25-foot distance…

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Former Mason Inn to house international students

The Mason Inn is no more, and the Global Center has taken its place. June 17 marked the last day for the financially weak Mason Inn, and construction on the new center began Aug. 11. 252 students currently live in…

Student-led initiatives aim to promote dining sustainability

Two student-led programs on Mason’s campus, The Campus Kitchen Project and GMU Cups Up, are answering the call to go green.  Both programs are designed to increase sustainability in Mason’s kitchens and dining venues. The Campus Kitchens Project allows university…

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Mason Merchants program expands to new locations

The 10-year-old Mason Merchant program, which allows students to use Mason Money at local businesses, is expanding to new locations and clients in the Northern Virginia area. All of the participating businesses have to post a Mason Money logo on…

Cabrera talks golf game, squirrels and Koch funding in “AMA”

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera hosted an “Ask Me Anything” forum on the popular message-board Reddit yesterday afternoon. Anyone was permitted to submit questions to the president as he answered them in real time, posting a picture at the top of the site…

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Updated minor keeps journalism relevant at Mason

George Mason University’s Communication Department faculty voted to change its electronic journalism minor into an updated journalism minor starting this semester. The decision comprises one component of the department’s ongoing efforts to better accommodate its students and their career ambitions….

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Fairfax County and Mason promote sustainable transport

Over the upcoming decades, Tysons Corner will transform into a bustling metropolis, in part due to the construction of the four new Silver Line Metro stations. The transformation is part of a larger move in Fairfax County to transition from…

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The madness behind parking: why pass prices have risen in 2014

The prices of parking passes have increased this year, with general lot passes going from $335  to $350 for off-campus students while on-campus students now pay $395. “I [think it’s] ridiculous, but you kind of expect these things to rise in cost,”…

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Student voices re-open Pilot House and Southside on weekends

On Thursday, Sept. 4, Mason Dining announced that Southside and Pilot House would be re-opening on the weekends after student concerns came to their attention. These changes come after Mason Dining announced earlier this week that the two facilities would…