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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…

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Final four wall in Brion’s torn down for new renovations

Brion’s Grille in University Mall will have an updated look for its 25th anniversary, but the Final Four wall that features a variety of George Mason University memorabilia will be gone. In 2006, Mason men’s basketball reached the NCAA Final…

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Falafel House food truck brings diversity to dining

Students craving a new lunch option can now visit Falafel House, a food truck that serves falafel in a variety of ways including sandwiches, bowls and bites. Falafel House is parked outside Northern Neck on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30…

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Program provides international experience to staff

Two university staff members have won the opportunity to travel abroad later this year and next year as part of a staff exchange program sponsored by the Office of Global Strategy. This November, Jennifer Hamilton, the gifts coordinator for University…

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Mason adopts Medical Amnesty Program

Mason has implemented a Medical Amnesty Program to provide amnesty for students that need medical assistance and those that seek to help them in alcohol-related situations. According to the Student Conduct website, amnesty would allow students who show responsible behavior…

Merten Hall is an example of a "green" building on campus.
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Mason achieves gold rating in sustainability but is not done

George Mason University prides itself on the campuses’ environmental friendliness, and now the university has been recognized for its green achievements with a gold rating in sustainability. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recently awarded Mason…

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Students request larger space for private meditation

Complaints in previous years regarding overuse of the space by large groups such as the Muslim Student Association have urged people to refrain from leaving religious materials in the space so as to ensure an interfaith space. With the 40-50…