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Flood alert system in the works

A team of students is developing a program to monitor campus flooding by creating an alert system for the Mason community. “We’re trying to develop what I’m calling the Mason Educational Watershed, which is to create Mason as a living laboratory…

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Housing announces changes to “The Ridge” study space

One of George Mason University’s study spots, The Ridge, recently reopened its doors to students for the semester and announced some major changes to the space’s purposes. According to the Housing and Residence Life website, the Ridge will no longer…

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Mason Loudoun campus has new location and new opportunities

George Mason University has now moved its location in Loudoun County to partner with the Northern Virginia Community College and will be offering many new opportunities. Since 2006, Mason has had a presence in Loudoun County with its partnership with…

Summer study abroad to Israel-Palestine brought to sudden end

Students studying abroad in Israel-Palestine this summer were forced to evacuate the region four weeks early. As airstrikes between Israel and Hamas began to intensify and violence escalated in Gaza, the university suspended the study abroad program. Yehuda Lukacs, the…

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…