Fourth Estate News Reporter Katlyn Babyak

Hunger and Homelessness Week: Sleep Out in North Plaza

North Plaza became a camp out site Wednesday night for NOVA and GMU students. They spent the night on flattened cardboard boxes, huddled in their sleeping bags, under makeshift cardboard huts held together with duct tape.

 “The purpose was to raise awareness for the homeless and hunger victims,” said Mikael Manneklint, an international student from Sweden.

The sleepover was just one of many other events that were part of Hunger and Homelessness Action Week, sponsored by GMU Campus Ministry Association.

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New shuttle service begins from Sandy Creek to Burke VRE

Posters around the Fairfax campus announce a new shuttle route from the Sandy Creek on-campus stop to the Burke VRE train stop on Sept. 23. According to Parking Services Coordinator Ann Moran, the service was added in response to requests for a new shuttle from staff and student commuters-- some of whom travel as far as Fredericksburg. The annual Parking and Transportation survey, first opened in May 2013, enforced these requests. Josh Cantor, director of Parking and Transportation, communicated with the VRE staff and received permission to add a Mason shuttle stop to the Burke train stop.