Category: News

Cabrera talks golf game, squirrels and Koch funding in “AMA”

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera hosted an “Ask Me Anything” forum on the popular message-board Reddit yesterday afternoon. Anyone was permitted to submit questions to the president as he answered them in real time, posting a picture at the top of the site…

Updated minor keeps journalism relevant at Mason

George Mason University’s Communication Department faculty voted to change its electronic journalism minor into an updated journalism minor starting this semester. The decision comprises one component of the department’s ongoing efforts to better accommodate its students and their career ambitions….

Fairfax County and Mason promote sustainable transport

Over the upcoming decades, Tysons Corner will transform into a bustling metropolis, in part due to the construction of the four new Silver Line Metro stations. The transformation is part of a larger move in Fairfax County to transition from…

The madness behind parking: why pass prices have risen in 2014

The prices of parking passes have increased this year, with general lot passes going from $335  to $350 for off-campus students while on-campus students now pay $395. “I [think it’s] ridiculous, but you kind of expect these things to rise in cost,”…

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…