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Mason adopts Medical Amnesty Program

Mason has implemented a Medical Amnesty Program to provide amnesty for students that need medical assistance and those that seek to help them in alcohol-related situations. According to the Student Conduct website, amnesty would allow students who show responsible behavior…

Merten Hall is an example of a "green" building on campus.
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Mason achieves gold rating in sustainability but is not done

George Mason University prides itself on the campuses’ environmental friendliness, and now the university has been recognized for its green achievements with a gold rating in sustainability. The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education recently awarded Mason…

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Students request larger space for private meditation

Complaints in previous years regarding overuse of the space by large groups such as the Muslim Student Association have urged people to refrain from leaving religious materials in the space so as to ensure an interfaith space. With the 40-50…

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Flood alert system in the works

A team of students is developing a program to monitor campus flooding by creating an alert system for the Mason community. “We’re trying to develop what I’m calling the Mason Educational Watershed, which is to create Mason as a living laboratory…

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Housing announces changes to “The Ridge” study space

One of George Mason University’s study spots, The Ridge, recently reopened its doors to students for the semester and announced some major changes to the space’s purposes. According to the Housing and Residence Life website, the Ridge will no longer…

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Mason Loudoun campus has new location and new opportunities

George Mason University has now moved its location in Loudoun County to partner with the Northern Virginia Community College and will be offering many new opportunities. Since 2006, Mason has had a presence in Loudoun County with its partnership with…

Summer study abroad to Israel-Palestine brought to sudden end

Students studying abroad in Israel-Palestine this summer were forced to evacuate the region four weeks early. As airstrikes between Israel and Hamas began to intensify and violence escalated in Gaza, the university suspended the study abroad program. Yehuda Lukacs, the…

Enforcement of Mason smoking policy still under review

Mason has revised its “Smoke Free Environment” policy to make sure it is in accordance with Virginia law. University Policy 2214 gives regulations for smoking in and around campus buildings, including a rule that smokers must maintain a 25-foot distance…

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Former Mason Inn to house international students

The Mason Inn is no more, and the Global Center has taken its place. June 17 marked the last day for the financially weak Mason Inn, and construction on the new center began Aug. 11. 252 students currently live in…