Category: News

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,…

Students march in solidarity for Michael Brown in #HandsUpWalkOut

Mason students affiliated with the Black Student Alliance and other campus organizations marched on North Plaza on Monday afternoon in protest of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Following the shooting, subsequent protests and clashes in Ferguson have sparked a…

Mason Alert system gets a modern facelift

The university has updated its emergency notification system, Mason Alerts, to automatically enroll those who have been issued a @gmu.edu or @masonlive.gmu.edu email address. Automatic enrollment allows members of the Mason community to log in with their Mason credentials as…

SiN hosts first Symposium on Neuroscience at Mason

Fourth Estate Online Sports Editor Kristi Anable  The first Symposium on Neuroscience took place on Tuesday, April 22 at George’s Restaurant on the third floor of the Johnson Center on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University. The symposium was…

Scientists discover long dormant volcanoes in Virginia

By John Faulders We have heard about recent eruptions of volcanoes throughout the world. Mt. Kilauea, on the big island of Hawaii, has been erupting since 1983. Lava flows have destroyed many houses. Recently, Mt. Eyjafjallajokull in Iceland erupted and…

New Mason organizations target first generation students

In 2012, Mason had 4,079 first-generation college students enrolled at the university, almost twice the number enrolled in 2008. The increase has prompted the creation of new organizations, such as MasonU, to meet the needs of this growing population. Developed…