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New Rector sets goal to raise university endowment

The new rector for Mason’s Board of Visitors hopes to raise the university endowment, provide student opportunities and promote diversified thought. Former U.S. Congressman Tom Davis was appointed as rector of the BOV earlier this year after joining in 2013….

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New park planned for heart of Fairfax

A new park in the historic district of Fairfax will soon provide a civic and recreational outdoor space. Construction of Old Town Square is expected to be finished by Dec. 2014. “[Old Town Square] will be a very vibrant place…

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Mason students participate in largest climate march in history

Several George Mason University students took part in the People’s Climate March, the largest climate change protest in history. Over 400,000 people gathered together in New York City  to incite significant action from world leaders attending a United Nations climate summit…

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Native American students express frustration at Redskins name

Controversy surrounding the Redskins team name has sparked heated discussion on campus. In her visit to the Fall for the Book festival, Native American author and activist Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discussed the controversial Redskins name and mascot. According to Dunbar-Ortiz,…

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Drop in liquor and drug arrests, Univ. Police reports

Drug arrests and liquor law arrests decreased by almost 50% in 2013 from 2012, according to a new University Police report released today. The Annual Security/Annual Fire Safety Report 2014 reported that there were 74 drug-related arrests at the Fairfax campus in…

Backpack display raises awareness for widespread prevention

Hundreds of backpacks were scattered across North Plaza recently to reflect on growing suicide rates among college students. Mason’s Active Minds organization co-sponsored the Send Silence Packing event on Sept. 10, in which the backpacks represented the number of college…

Students change passwords due to systems instrusion

The IT department asked students to change their passwords earlier this month in response to a system intrusion. According to Marlyn Smith, vice president of Mason’s information technology unit, the intrusion compromised about 4,400 social security numbers. The intrusion affected mostly…

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Mason Parking Tackles Campus Traffic, Parking

The Mason 2014 Transportation Master Plan includes significant changes to parking in order to accommodate the growing student population. According to Josh Cantor, the director of Parking and Transportation, the on-campus residence population has more than doubled since 2005. “The…

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No Chipotle at University Mall

Forget the burritos: despite online rumors, Chipotle will not be added to the newly renovated University Mall. “There is not a Chipotle coming to University Mall at this time,” said Chuck Mason, vice president of Geo. H. Rucker Reality Corp.,…

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Partnership offers more opportunities for undocumented students

Mason  has partnered with TheDream.US, a private scholarship fund that helps undocumented students across the United States attend college. Announced on Aug. 28, the partnership will allow first-time students and community college graduates entering Mason to apply for scholarships of…