Category: News

Coronavirus Cases in the Mason Community

University website lists confirmed cases; emails explain reporting guidelines BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR There are currently 11 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the Mason community, per the university’s coronavirus website. So far, the cases consist of 10 students and…

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam Signs New Laws

Over the past week, Northam signed a variety of laws concerning abortion, gun control, criminal justice and equal rights for all BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER Democratic Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed a series of new laws over the past…

Last Week in the News

Monday, April 13 Virginia Gov. Northam makes Election Day a state holiday and expands early voting. At least 16 dead as tornadoes tear through the South. Senator Bernie Sanders endorses former vice president Joe Biden for president. Tuesday, April 14…

Housing and Residence Life Update

More information on move-out and HRL decisions BY ALEXA TIRONI, ASSISTANT NEWS EDITOR As the predicted end of quarantine is pushed further and further back, Mason’s Housing and Residence Life (HRL) have extended their social distancing precautions, causing residential student…

Mason Develops a New Master Plan

Provost and faculty help in the creation of the Master Plan, a framework intended to shape the development of the university BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI, STAFF WRITER Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance Carol Kissal announced Mason’s new Master Plan…

Student Government Elections to Take Place Online

Mason students to vote for new student body president and vice president, senators BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR Mason students can vote for a new student body president and vice president, along with student senators, from Monday, March 30, to…

CEHD Dean Mark Ginsberg Announced As Interim Provost

Interim President Anne Holton emails recent administration changes to Mason community BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR The Mason community received an email from Interim President Anne Holton on Wednesday, March 25, regarding a change within the administration: College of Education…

Last Week in the News

Monday, March 23 Harvey Weinstein tests positive for COVID-19 in jail.  Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) tests positive for COVID-19, becoming the first U.S. senator to contract the virus.  Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel announces she will be self-quarantining after her…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

  Monday, March 23 — Mason Pond Parking Deck Theft From Motor Vehicle: Complainant (Non-GMU) reported the theft of unattended property from the back of a truck. (57/Strimel)  Case 2020-003378 — Inactive    Tuesday, March 24 — RAC Destruction /…