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Book by Mason professor says happiness is not always needed

George Mason University psychology professor Todd Kashdan has published a book on why the pressure to always be happy can cause negative effects, particularly in today’s connected society. “I think one of the most toxic messages in our culture is try…

This year's Pride Week is packed with events meant to enlighten and empower (photo by Amy Rose).

Mason proposes gender identity to anti-discrimination policy

George Mason University’s student senate passed a proposal to add gender identity and expression to the university’s anti-discrimination policy. The proposal was one of the recommendations made by Mason’s LGBTQ Campus Climate Task Force. A final vote is still pending…

4000 gallons of oil being cleaned up after campus spill

An emergency contractor is cleaning up an oil spill that occurred this past Saturday where about 4000 gallons of diesel fuel overflowed from holding tanks at the Central Heating and Cooling Plant on the Fairfax campus. The incident occurred around…

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Panera Bread expected to open on-campus Saturday

George Mason University’s new Panera Bread was expected to open at the start of the spring 2015 semester, but now the new Johnson Center dining addition will open Jan. 24. According to Mark Kraner, the executive director of campus retail…

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Mason does service in honor of Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

Hundreds of students started the spring semester with George Mason University’s 8th annual Martin Luther King Day of Service, organized by the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education and the Department of African and African American Studies on Jan. 19,…

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Campus Drive expected to open next semester

The Campus Drive project that will offer an alternate route into campus from Braddock Road is expected to open on Jan. 7. Currently, the intersection of Ox Road and Braddock Road is congested in the mornings and evenings as commuter…

VDACS finds herbicide pollution in Mason Pond

A Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services investigation concluded this month that water in Mason Pond tests positive for a herbicide applied by a private contractor for Mason facilities, in violation of the Virginia Pesticide Control Act. LESCO Three…

Admissions office opens new visitor and tour center

The Admissions office recently opened a new tour and visitors center in Merten Hall. According to Lauren Wagner, senior assistant director of admissions and advisor to the Mason Ambassadors, the new location will help Mason cater to a growing number…