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Following concerns about stagnating enrollment into Mason's Law School, the Board of Visitors decided to freeze tuition for the upcoming academic year (graphic by Walter Martinez).

Low enrollment leads to Law School tuition freeze

During its final meeting of 2013, the Board of Visitors voted on Dec. 12th to freeze the tuition of Mason’s law school for the upcoming school year. The tuition freeze was prompted by low enrollment numbers at the law school, which…

Mason is one of the only schools in the state that does not provide federal financial aid for non-Mason study abroad programs (illustration by Katryna Henderson).

Federal financial aid cut for non-Mason study abroad programs

At the beginning of the fall semester, the Office of Financial Aid informed the Center for Global Education that federal financial aid would no longer be applied to non-Mason study abroad programs. Changes to federal financial aid regulations have changed…

2014 Student Government

Student Government Spring 2014 candidates announced

Student Government has posted the candidates for the 2014 spring election. There are four candidates for President with four Vice President running mates. There are currently thirty five candidates running for Student Senate with thirty spaces available. Campaigning begins March…

Mason Student Governmnet

Declaration of Student Rights continues development

This past semester, the Declaration of Student Rights bill has been the leading project under construction by Mason’s Student Government. Also, with the recent progress from the bill’s main supervisor, Student Government’s Attorney General, Rachael Grimesey, the bill is set…

Chain Bridge Road construction

Chain Bridge construction to heavily impact commutes in March

This spring, commuter students may notice condensed traffic around Chain Bridge Road. The City of Fairfax will begin the demolition and replacement of an existing 90-year-old bridge over Accotink Creek in late March or early April. “The existing bridge is…

Police were seen removing caution tape after threat was cleared.

Arts Building cleared of early morning bomb threat

Mason’s Art and Design Building on the Fairfax campus has been reopened this morning after police investigated a written bomb threat that was discovered last night. The building was closed this morning and all classes beginning at 7:30 a.m. in…

Mason's campus in Songdo began classes on March 3rd (photo courtesy of Sangmin Kim)

Classes begin at Mason’s campus in South Korea

March 3 marks the beginning of a new opportunity for Mason as the new Songdo campus in South Korea will hold its first classes of the spring semester. Opening celebration events will take place on March 9 and 10. Mason…

LIVEBLOG: Mason Student Senate meeting (9/26/2013)

Today’s Agenda: Old Business Bill to Allocate Funds for 2013 Night Walk Resolution #2: A Resolution to Nurture an Environment of Inclusion and Acceptance, as well as the Rights to Free Speech and Expression, between Registered Student Organizations  Resolution #3: A…

Ralph Northam

Virginia’s Lieutenant Governor candidates debate at Mason

Tuesday night at the Arlington campus, the candidates for Virginia’s Lieutenant governor talked higher education, sequestration and mental health among others in their first appearance together and their only debate of the election. Republican E.W. Jackson and Democrat Ralph Northam…