C2M General Reporter Vernon Miles

Construction projects to finish for the fall

As members of a campus that is constantly changing, George Mason University students are anxiously wondering what their campus will look like in the fall.

Mail Services to improve speed of service

There are few students on George Mason University’s Fairfax campus that do not know the agony of waiting in line at the mail room.  More often than not, the line weaves around the mail stacks and along the hallway as students wait to receive their packages.

Cabrera addresses students' concerns in recent AMA

Among recent efforts to engage students with the GMU faculty, the George Mason University sub-reddit featured an AMA on Friday, April 19 hosted by President Ángel Cabrera.

Prince William lab helps fight bioterrorism

During the week of April 17, 2013, a man mailed ricin-laced letters to a congressman and the president of the United States. Ricin is highly toxic and is often fatal to humans. While no one was injured in the incident, it was highly reminiscent of the 2001 anthrax letters that killed five and stunned the nation.

In lieu of these attacks, new facilities were created between 2001 and 2005 to investigate bioterrorism and to fortify national defense against viral agents. One of these facilities was the National Center for Biodefense and Infectious Diseases (NCBID), founded in 2001 and located at George Mason University’s Prince William Campus.

Renowned political theorists speak at Mason

Two of the world’s foremost political theorists visited George Mason University to discuss the controversial topic of Chinese-American relations.

On March 28 and 29, Francis Fukuyama and John Mearsheimer each gave a lecture on their staunchly opposed views on the future of Chinese-American relations.

Mason Police survey gives students a voice

Over the past month, many George Mason University students have seized the opportunity to express their opinions about the Mason police department through the Mason Community Police Survey. While the results are not expected back for another week, the survey already has students talking.

 According to an email by President Ángel Cabrera, the survey was developed by the Police-Community Advisory Council to collect important information to improve the performance of the police force.

Former Secret Service agent gives lesson on leadership

On March 4, 2013, Zeta Tau Alpha and Phi Kappa Sigma hosted a lecture about the importance of leadership. The event featured retired Assistant Director of the Secret Service Nick Trotta who discussed his experiences throughout his tenure in the White House.

Spring break construction to limit reserved parking

Students who park in the Rappahannock Neighborhood may need to move their car before the start of spring break.

Construction on George Mason University's new Shenandoah Residence Hall is expected to begin over spring break, forcing many students to relocate their cars from the northern part of Lot R by 7 p.m. on Friday, March 8.

Panelists discuss the future of President Obama's second term

When President Barack Obama won the 2012 presidential election, the reaction on George Mason University’s campus ranged from exhilaration to disappointment. On Wednesday, Feb. 28, a panel convened at Mason Hall to discuss exactly what Obama’s second term victory means for the future of the nation.

Mason campuses experience growing pains with new construction

Faculty and staff hoping to move into the new Health and Human Services building next semester will have to wait a little longer.

While the building was one of Mason’s top priorities, the project has been put on hold for a year. The building, expected to house the Health and Human Services department, did not secure the necessary funding to complete the project.