Tag: construction

Panera Bread expected to open on-campus Saturday

George Mason University’s new Panera Bread was expected to open at the start of the spring 2015 semester, but now the new Johnson Center dining addition will open Jan. 24. According to Mark Kraner, the executive director of campus retail…

Braddock Road and Route 50 undergoing road work

This story was originally published in the Nov. 4 issue of Fourth Estate. Braddock Road and Route 50 are both currently under construction for road improvements. This month the Virginia Department of Transportation is repaving both directions of Braddock Road’s…

School for Conflict Analysis building new facilities in Lorton

Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution is constructing new buildings at a site in Lorton, Virginia for students, faculty and potentially outside organizations to practice conflict resolution. Scheduled to open June 2015, the Point of View facilities are designed…

Completion of new residence hall delayed until spring

This story was originally published in the Oct.28 issue of Fourth Estate. Construction on Taylor Hall, a new freshman honors residence hall has been halted for design and construction issues. Construction on the project began in April 2013 and was…

New science center to provide more research opportunities

Mason began construction on the Potomac Science Center, a new educational and research facility, earlier this month. Located in Woodbridge at the intersection of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers, the center will provide a new home for the Potomac Environmental…

Fenwick Library to be completed winter 2016

This story was originally published in the Oct. 20 issue of Fourth Estate The construction on Fenwick Library is on schedule to complete by winter of 2016. According to the Fenwick Focus website, the exterior on all five stories of…

Beloved Fenwick Library crane leaves campus

The crane above Fenwick library is being taken down from its perch. The crane, affectionally known as the ‘GMU Crane’ on social media, has assisted with construction on Fenwick and has become quite popular amongst students on campus. The crane…

Pres. Cabrera: Alumni crucial to university success

Article by Christine Florence Phil Izzo of The Wall Street Journal released an article stating that the college class of 2014 is the most indebted class thus far. At this year’s State of the University event, President Cabrera reassured alumni…

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…