Category: News

Mason student investigates if adult students’ needs are met

Mason student and employee Tracy Shevlin recently surveyed students over 25 to ask about their experience at Mason for her final research project, titled “Identifying Adult Student Needs and Expectations at George Mason University.” The survey asks students questions about…

Virginia ABC conference promotes responsible drinking

Mason partnered with the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control on March 24 to host a half-day educational conference on college drinking. “Colleges have high-risk audiences,” said Kathryn Walker, the coordinator for alcohol, tobacco and drug education in WAVES and…

Mason ranks on U.S. News best schools for veterans

This story was originally published in the March 30 print issue. U.S. News recently ranked Mason the 38th best college for veterans out of 311 schools across the country. The list only includes schools that ranked on the 2015 list…

Faculty senate questions athletics department funding

This story was originally published in the March 30 print issue. Mason’s faculty senate requested information about the funding given to the athletics department in a polarizing resolution passed Feb. 4, a move that reflects ongoing concerns about the university’s…

Campus police departments reform race relations

Police department reforms, concerning relationships with racial minorities and their subsequent policy reforms, are trickling down to the university level. This comes at a time when police and community relations are especially tense following events in Ferguson, M.O., New York…

Mason sexual assault task force releases report

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera released the final report from Mason’s Task Force on Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence yesterday, which included over 15 long-term and eight short-term recommendations for the university to best eradicate sexual violence. Among the short-term recommendations to…

Hackers infiltrate seventeen sites over spring break

This story was originally published in the Mar. 30 print issue. As students were leaving for spring break, hackers infiltrated a slew of Mason websites, causing disruption by defacing websites. Marilyn T. Smith, vice president for Information Technology and Chief…

Walking across the stage more like walking to the bank

May is just around the corner and that means graduation season will soon be here but instead of feeling excited, some students have become concerned about the amount they are spending to celebrate their big day. “Buying a cap and…