C2M Housing and Dining Reporter Nicole Lewis

UPDATE: University makes headway on efforts to donate unused meal plans

After months of planning and discussion with various university departments, George Mason University is making headway towards implementing a program that would allow students and faculty to voluntarily donate their unused meal plans.

Student Government unanimously passed a bill on Thursday, April 18 in favor of implementing the Patriot 2 Patriot program proposed by sophomore Yara El Mowafy.

New dining options to come to Prince William campus

New dining options will be brought to George Mason University’s Prince William campus in an  effort to expand the satellite campus .

Three franchise restaurants—Subway, Zabb Thai, and Wings, Pizza-N-Things—will be coming to Beacon Hall, a multi-use building that will feature graduate apartments upstairs.

UPDATE: Lab results report Commonwealth mold harmless

The recent complaint about mold in Commonwealth Hall has come to a close.

In a previous Connect2Mason article,  a Commonwealth resident and her roommate expressed concerns about the mold still present in their dorm room and its effects on their health.

In December, George Mason University’s Office of Housing and Residence Life addressed issues with mold growing in the campus dorms. However, the Commonwealth roommates were not satisfied with the resolution.

Mason Dining seeks new solutions for waste management and sustainability

Mason Dining hosted a meeting on Monday, March 25 to brainstorm ideas with students on the future of local food purchasing and food waste at George Mason University.

Ben McElhaney, Mason Dining’s sustainability coordinator, led the meeting in order to hear suggestions for improving the university's food waste reduction system and continuing sustainability on campus.

The current Southside Food Waste Project uses a pulper, hydro-extractor and dehydrator to turn dining waste into a powdered substance.

Mason students continue to find mold in dorms

In December, George Mason University dealt with students’ concerns about mold growth in some of the Fairfax campus dormitories.

Although Mason’s Office of Housing and Residence Life attempted to resolve mold growth in the dorms, some students are still experiencing issues with mold.

One resident of Commonwealth Hall, who wished to remain anonymous, reported mold growing in her bathroom in December. Over winter break, she said, the university attempted to remove the mold.

“They got a lot of it, but there is still more,” she said.