Category: News

Mason Student Tests Negative for Novel Coronavirus

University continues to issue precautions regarding coronavirus BY HASEUNG JOUNG, STAFF WRITER Over the past couple of weeks, alarming reports about the novel coronavirus outbreak rooted in China have prompted international panic. While numbers continue to rise, there are now…

Mason’s Presidential Search Continues

General faculty meeting held to discuss new education developments, presidential hiring process BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR A general faculty meeting was held on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The meeting, hosted by Interim President Anne Holton and Provost David Wu, provided…

Vegan Society at GMU Holds Protest

Protest about previous PBR event on Mason’s campus BY SEAN MCBRIDE, STAFF WRITER The Vegan Society at GMU hosted a student protest for “inaction against the bull riding industry” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30. The Vegan Society at…

Last Week in the News

Monday, Jan. 27 In 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court allows Trump’s plan to deny green cards to those in need of government aid.  It has been 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Holocaust victims are honored with Holocaust Remembrance…

NEH Awards Three Mason Professors

Three Mason professors received $235,000 for their research BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) awarded three Mason professors a total of $235,000 for two projects in history and art history. The program sponsored by…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

  Tuesday, Jan. 28 — Commonwealth Hall  Sexual Assault / Rape: Mandatory reporter notified GMU PD that a Complainant (GMU) disclosed being sexually assaulted on campus by a known Subject (GMU). Due to confidentiality of reporting, limited information is available…

Virginia Gun Legislation Pushes Forward

Virginia looks to push stricter gun violence prevention legislation with a Democratic majority BY BRAD BYRNE, STAFF WRITER Virginia is in the process of one of the most progressive movements towards gun legislation in the U.S. On May 31, 2019,…

Mason PD Released Email Regarding Student Death

BY ALEXA TIRONI, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR On Saturday, Jan. 31, Mason students and faculty received an email from Chief Carl Rowan of the Mason Police Department regarding the death of a Mason student.  The incident occurred in a dorm in…

Mason Hillel Hosts Holocaust Remembrance Day Speaker

Holocaust Survivor Alex Hershaft speaks to Mason about life in Nazi-occupied Poland BY ALEXA TIRONI, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR Monday, Jan. 26, marked 75 years since the liberation of the German death camp Auschwitz and is known as Holocaust Remembrance Day….

Mason’s Online Master’s Programs Rise in Ranks

Multiple programs have risen in rankings since 2019 BY ALEXA TIRONI, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR The Mason online master’s program has received its highest ranking yet, according to the U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 rankings. The U.S. News & World…