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Forum provides outlet to discuss and end sexual violence

Members of the Mason community came together Tuesday evening to take part in the Freedom and Learning Forum, a biannual dialogue series that invited students and faculty to sign a pledge to end sexual violence at Mason. President Cabrera, who…

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Mason Police “rarely use” DOD military surplus program

University law enforcement agencies are able to receive surplus military gear through a program with the Department of Defense. Many college police departments have used the program since its creation in the late 1990’s. It is called the 1033 program,…

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Climate education program receives $3 million grant

The program Climate Matters recently received a $3 million grant to help better communicate climate change to the public. Dr. Edward Maibach, the director of George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication and the lead investigator for the program,…

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Global Center grand ballroom adjusts pricing

Student organizations have recently found difficulty in booking events in the Mason’s Global Center Grand Ballroom due to pricing changes as the ballroom transitions from a hotel to a university space. Mason’s Office of Events Management manages the use of the Global Grand Ballroom through 25Live, Mason’s online…

University reduces budget cuts; still cutting $10.9 million

Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration JJ Davis and Provost David Wu updated faculty, students and staff on the new reduction of state-mandated budget cuts in a town hall meeting this week. Davis and Wu say that the university’s…

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New brand profile phases out “Where innovation is tradition”

George Mason University has created its first “brand profile,” a creative strategy for communication with recruits, students and alumni. The university will use this profile as a resource for communication and marketing and will phase out the university’s tagline “Where Innovation…

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New partnership aims to boost student voice at polls

A new partnership encourages more college students to cast their votes at the ballot box. MASONVotes and Virginia21, a non-profit and non-partisan organization that supports young voters in higher education, have created a partnership with TurboVote to ease the obstacles…

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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….