Category: News

Mason sees record number of phishing attacks

Mason has faced a record number of phishing attacks in the past nine months. With high profile security breaches making headlines in the private and government sectors, Internet users have more reason than ever to tread carefully when it comes to…

Mason plays host to governor’s Latino summit

Mason’s Arlington campus hosted a state summit lead by Governor McAuliffe this past August that aimed to increase support for Virginia’s Latino community. President Ángel Cabrera introduced McAuliffe’s Latino Summit, the first of its kind, with a speech after being asked by McAuliffe and…

International buddy program to premiere this fall

A new buddy program will be open to students this semester looking to bridge the gap between cultures and create international friendships. The Mason Compatriots Program works by matching domestic students with international students based on shared hobbies and interests….

Parking permit prices reach new heights

To the disappointment of many students, faculty and staff, the prices for parking permits for the 2015-2016 school year have increased. Joshua Cantor, the director of Parking and Transportation, said the increase occurred because the department needed more revenue to…

A new safety net

In the midst of skyrocketing tuition prices, a new program will reach out to those most affected by this trend. Approved by the Board of Visitors on May 6, the Mason Access Initiative is a $1 million fund/program designed to…

Bye-Bye Bistro: Faculty dining space to be converted

The Bistro was closed in May for renovations and will reopen as an event space. Renovations are scheduled to begin in the summer of 2016. Mark Kraner, Executive Director of Campus Retail Operations, stated, “It has always been a need…

Mason receives $5 million to plan Robinson Hall renovations

Mason has received authorization from the Virginia General Assembly, along with $5 million, to begin planning demolition and a new design for Robinson Hall. Cathy Wolfe, director of campus planning, said part of the $5 million allocated for the reconstruction…

New Horizons mission reaches Pluto with help of professor

It’s not everyday a professor makes a discovery that could rewrite the very textbooks he teaches from. Mason astronomy professor Mike Summers did just that. On July 14, the New Horizons spacecraft made its closest approach to the Pluto/Charon system…

Cabrera among top-paid public university presidents

Mason’s president Ángel Cabrera earns the 29th highest salary among United States public university presidents, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education. Cabrera had a base pay of $536,049 and earned $615,759 in total benefits in fiscal year 2014, the…

Lincoln Chafee announces presidential bid on campus

Former Rhode Island governor and senator Lincoln Chafee (D) announced his presidential bid on June 3 in Founders Hall in the Arlington campus. The event kicked off Issues Forum, 2016, a foreign policy speaker series co-hosted by the Financial Times…