Category: News

Student voices re-open Pilot House and Southside on weekends

On Thursday, Sept. 4, Mason Dining announced that Southside and Pilot House would be re-opening on the weekends after student concerns came to their attention. These changes come after Mason Dining announced earlier this week that the two facilities would…

New career services pins may help students get jobs

In a room full of job-hungry college students, it can be hard to stand out from the crowd, but now University Career Services has a solution that can get students noticed by employers. Mason’s Career Services are launching a new…

Mason to cut 5 percent from general funding

On Tuesday, Sept. 2, Mason students and faculty received an email from President Cabrera announcing that the university will need to cut 5 percent from the institution’s adjusted legislative general fund appropriation for this fiscal year — which started on…

Newly named Merten Hall creates student confusion

Students arrived at the Mason Fairfax campus this semester to find that “University Hall” no longer existed. Instead, the building had been renamed Alan and Sally Merten Hall in honor of the university’s former president and first lady. “I think Alan and…

University Mall’s facelift nears completion

The long-awaited renovations to the University Mall will be open to students and the Fairfax community this November. The construction is updating existing storefronts and adding new businesses, a large outdoor courtyard and a community gathering room. According to a…

Sex offender harassing Mason students around Fairfax

An email from Rose Pascarell, Vice President of University Life, was sent to Mason students last night warning of a sex offender that has been harassing female students in and around Fairfax City and County. The man’s name is Sean…

New school of policy to be among largest in the nation

The School of Public Policy and the Department of Government & International Affairs have merged to become the School of Policy, Government and International Affairs (SPGIA). The Board of Visitors approved the merger on May 30, with the State Council…

Optic technology grants access to Anytime Dining

Beginning this fall, Mason Dining is reducing their reliance on Mason IDs, which had previously given students access to Mason’s gyms, housing and dining. This summer, all incoming freshman with meal plans will have their eyes scanned, specifically their irises,…