Tag: issue 5

Turbovote

New partnership aims to boost student voice at polls

A new partnership encourages more college students to cast their votes at the ballot box. MASONVotes and Virginia21, a non-profit and non-partisan organization that supports young voters in higher education, have created a partnership with TurboVote to ease the obstacles…

Michele Greet poses wth Bachué by Rómulo Rozo from the collection of José Darío Gutiérrez, Bogata, Colombia. Photo provided by Greet.

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In an ideal world, Michele Greet, associate professor of art history at Mason, would curate her art exhibition with 125 pieces and tour it in five cities: three locations in the United States, one in Paris and one in Latin…

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New park planned for heart of Fairfax

A new park in the historic district of Fairfax will soon provide a civic and recreational outdoor space. Construction of Old Town Square is expected to be finished by Dec. 2014. “[Old Town Square] will be a very vibrant place…

Washington Redskins Training Camp August 4,  2011

Native American students express frustration at Redskins name

Controversy surrounding the Redskins team name has sparked heated discussion on campus. In her visit to the Fall for the Book festival, Native American author and activist Dr. Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz discussed the controversial Redskins name and mascot. According to Dunbar-Ortiz,…

Backpack display raises awareness for widespread prevention

Hundreds of backpacks were scattered across North Plaza recently to reflect on growing suicide rates among college students. Mason’s Active Minds organization co-sponsored the Send Silence Packing event on Sept. 10, in which the backpacks represented the number of college…

Children for a Healthy Future

Happy hearts walking around campus

The Mason community gathered to raise awareness of living a healthy lifestyle by participating in a walk around the university’s campus. The 6th annual Happy Heart Walk event was held simultaneously on the Arlington, Fairfax, and Prince William campuses on…

Illustration Credit: Laura Baker

Program provides international experience to staff

Two university staff members have won the opportunity to travel abroad later this year and next year as part of a staff exchange program sponsored by the Office of Global Strategy. This November, Jennifer Hamilton, the gifts coordinator for University…