Category: News

Higher education faculty receive two percent pay raise

A revenue surplus announced by the Virginia General Assembly in July has led to a two percent increase in Virginia state workers’ paychecks starting September 1, 2015. State workers include higher education faculty, judges and state-supported local constitutional officers, among…

After New Horizons flyby, Pluto remains mysterious

by Hamna Ahmad and Ellen Glickman At the front of a crowded room, one astronomy professor described a world full of mystery and phenomena. Michael Summers, Mason professor and co-investigator on the New Horizons Mission to Pluto, spoke to a…

Students construct wetlands ecosystem

Photo credit: Claire Cecil Last May an environmental science professor and his students installed floating wetlands in Mason Pond. Changwoo Ahn, associate professor of environmental science and policy, and students in his ecological conservation course built a structure totaling 180…

Patriot Center renamed EagleBank Arena

Robert Horan / General Manager of Mason Cable Network Mason announced that the Patriot Center will be renamed EagleBank Arena at George Mason University, effective July 1. In an email, President Ángel Cabrera wrote that, “The partnership with EagleBank will provide funding…

Professors discuss getting graded by students

This story was originally published in the April 27 print issue. The arrival of May heralds a familiar ritual for Mason students. Amid the stress and sleepless nights synonymous with final exams, they are required to fill out teacher evaluations. It…

Rebranding the Prince William campus

This story was originally published in the April 27 print issue. Last week, Mason’s Prince William Campus was renamed the Science and Technology Center at George Mason University.  Va. Governor Terry McAuliffe came to an official ribbon cutting ceremony last Thursday,…

Fairfax to host global games for public safety officials

Local residents will find the opportunity to cheer on public safety officials from around the world in a series of competitive events called the World Police and Fire Games. The Games, which happen biennially, will take place June 26 to…