Student Life & Digest

Innovation Food Forest promotes sustainable gardening

On the way to the Engineering and Arts & Design buildings from the Johnson Center, students and faculty can now pick up fresh fruit - straight from the source.

“Feel free to pick fruit, but I want to get these plants healthy and established before we start picking some vegetation,” said Elizabeth Torrens, project manager and volunteer for the Innovation Food Forest (IFF).

Student government leaders present visions at inaugural ceremony

At the ceremonial inauguration for the incoming student government, Student Body President Jordan Foster and Vice President Samantha Wettasinghe spoke about their visions for the upcoming year.

LIVE BLOG: Mason forum on Trayvon Martin case

The Office of Diversity, Inclusion and Multicultural Eduction hosts a discussion on the verdict in the George Zimmerman/Trayvon Martin case. Connect2Mason will be bringing you live coverage of the forum. Coverage begins at 3:00 p.m. 

According to a flyer released by ODIME, the discussion is meant to allow members of the Mason community a chance to express thoughts and feelings about the case, its outcome, and what to learn as members of a diverse community.

Students protest upcoming renovations to Ike’s

As the university prepares to renovate Ike’s, the late-night diner located in Presidents’ Park, some students are not so eager to see the changes.

Early in the 2013 spring semester, rising sophomores Jared Donohue and Rich Dillon worked together to rally support against the renovations under the campaign “Save Ike’s.”

Cycling enthusiasts ride in sixth annual Bike to Mason Day

In case you hadn’t marked your calendars, April 23 was the annual Bike to Mason Day. The event is a six-year-old tradition celebrating George Mason University's cycling culture and encouraging more sustainable forms of transportation. Mason’s Office of Sustainability and Office of Parking and Transportation worked together to encourage students to seek out alternative ways of getting to and from campus.

First members inducted into historical Phi Beta Kappa honor society

After years of work to bring a chapter to George Mason University, the Phi Beta Kappa honor society held its first induction ceremony on April 17, accepting 125 students, four alumni and 139 charter faculty members.

“It was a wonderful ceremony, combining the installation of our chapter and the induction of the first cohort of students,” said Marion Deshmukh, president of the Omicron Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, in an email.

Students, environmental groups host mock oil spill to raise awareness

For Earth Day and the 3rd anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon spill, Mason students teamed up with environmental organizations to demonstrate the harmful effects oil spills have on marine life through a mock oil spill on April 17.

Mason students give back through BIG event

The BIG event, first started at Texas A&M University, is spreading to college campuses all over the United States, including George Mason University. Nearly 200 Mason students, faculty and administrators are registered for the upcoming event.