Longtime Mason employee named dean of admissions

After a six month long search process, Provost Peter Stearns hired George Mason University Associate Dean of Admissions Amy Takayama-Perez, to serve as the new dean of admissions. The announcement was made on Dec. 5.

“[The search process] entailed a very capable and conscientious search committee, several rounds of Skype-type interviews, and on-campus interviews,” wrote Wayne Sigler, the Vice President for Enrollment Management, in an email.

Flagel leaving for Brandeis after decade at Mason

Dean of Admissions Andrew Flagel explains his use of social media in his office on Friday. Flagel will be leaving Mason for a position at Brandeis University at the end of the month. (Kevin Loker) 

Congress' budget cuts could hit Pell program

As Congress works to approve a reduced budget, the proposed cuts could mean reduced Pell Grant awards for college students across the county.  Changes to the grant-aid program this late into the admissions process might cause problems for students.  The Washington Post has more.