Provost candidate José Bermúdez delivers presentation to Mason community

The provost committee presented their final candidate, José Bermúdez, at an intimate lunch at the Mason Inn’s Boxwoods restaurant on Feb. 14 after the university’s closure.

Expected funding for Robinson demolition, renovation not included in state budget

Senior university administrators held a forum on Jan. 28th on the current budget situation at Mason as well as the implications as to what the governor’s proposed budget would be.

According to Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance, J.J. Davis, there are many internal and external factors  placing pressure on the way forward for the university, ranging from the presence (or lack thereof) of state support to the national conversation around student debt and affordability of higher education.

LIVEBLOG: Board of Visitors meeting (2 Oct. 2013)

On Oct. 3, 2013, Mason's Board of Visitors held its first meeting of the school year. Here are five big takeaways from the meeting, and here's a quick explanation of what the Board of Visitors actually is. 

Student government continues work on student bill of rights

Since the start of fall semester, Mason Student Government has been busy with numerous projects, the largest of which is the completion of a student bill of rights, pioneered by the attorney general.

In response to concerns, Mason suspends sale of general permits

Last Thursday, Sept. 5, Parking Services at George Mason University made the call to stop the sale of general permit passes in an attempt to contain the demand for parking; something they have never done before.

Student government leaders explain organizational hierarchy

Speaker of the Senate Phil Abbruscato, a junior government and international politics major, believes the quote “Serving you and the needs of the Mason community” accurately represents the role of Student Government at Mason. 

“The biggest responsibility student government has is to appropriately and accurately represent the student body,” Abbruscato said. “It’s as simple as that.”


Boehm-Davis named new dean of CHSS

Deborah Boehm-Davis, the current associate dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been chosen to succeed Jack Censer as the new dean of the college.

She is scheduled to assume her new role on July 1.

Boehm-Davis is also a university professor of psychology at Mason. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology from Douglass College and Rutgers University, as well as both a Master's degree and a PhD in cognitive psychology from the University of California, Berkley.

January news briefs

WAVES hosts opening

Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education and Services hosted an opening event on Jan. 31 in the Southside lobby. WAVES is a merger of the Office of Alcohol, Drug and Health Education and Sexual Assault Services. The department offers free condoms, 24-hour crisis line, free confidential oral HIV testing and consultation on a variety of topics such as personal health matters, inter-personal violence, stalking, intimate partner violence and sexual assault.

New vice president of finance and administration chosen

On Friday, January 4, President Ángel Cabrera announced Jennifer Davis as the new senior vice president for finance and administration at George Mason University.

Mason leaders share their New Year's resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions: What are your Mason related New Year’s Resolutions?

Ángel Cabrera, President



Peter Stearns, Provost