Tag: Mason Alert

On False Alarms and Rhetoric

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER The false alarm for an active shooter at Mason on Aug. 20 was a horrible mistake that rightfully scared students who were on campus at the time.  As a student myself, I call on the university…

Mason Adopts New Public Safety App

RAVE GUARDIAN APP PROVIDES STUDENTS WITH VIRTUAL “BLUE LIGHT” EMERGENCY PHONES By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer There is a new way to stay safe and connected while on campus thanks to a personal safety app called Rave Guardian, which Environmental…

Miscommunication in gunmen scare

BY ROSHAN MIRAJKAR, STAFF WRITER A routine ROTC training session at Mason Sept. 22 caused panic on campus when an individual reported seeing two armed men on campus. It was later discovered that the two supposed gunmen were actually two…

Bomb scare at Mason

BY RYAN COONEY, STAFF WRITER On Thursday, Oct. 13, students and faculty at Mason’s Fairfax campus were notified via Mason Alert of a possible bomb threat in the Johnson Center at approximately 4:05 p.m. Following the alert, the building was…

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…