Board of Visitors creates new committee to promote research

The Board of Visitors research committee met for the first time on Nov. 8 as an integral part of the 2014 strategic plan for George Mason University.

“This committee was established because of BOV interests in promoting research, though several Mason administrators actively cooperated. The goal certainly is to highlight the importance of research and work to expand it,” Provost Peter Stearns said  in an email.

The notes provided for the upcoming BOV meeting on Dec. 5 stated that increased research is important in building on Mason’s reputation.

Cabrera on open search: 'Probably not'

Incoming university president Ángel Cabrera told a Faculty Senate member Wednesday that if the presidential search was open, he likely wouldn’t have continued through the process.

“Probably not,” Cabrera told Faculty Senate member Stanley Zoltek at an informal meet-and-greet. “It would have damaged my reputation.”

Mason names sixth university president: Ángel Cabrera

George Mason University named its next university president on Dec. 15: Ángel Cabrera. Here's a little bit more about the big news, including links to all our coverage following the announcement.

‘Major announcement’ set following special BOV vote Thursday

The BOV announced Monday a special meeting set for this week. (Screenshot)

George Mason University’s Board of Visitors will hold a meeting Thursday, Dec. 15 that will include a vote on an action that will “significantly impact the future of the institution.”

BOV approves Code of Ethics, new degree

President Merten and BOV Rector Ernst Volgenau oversee the last BOV meeting of the semester.  (George Yanez) 

Bond sales to fund construction of new housing, renovations

When construction completes on the housing VIII project in 2012 in the northwest sector of the Fairfax campus, GMU will have added 600 beds for students. (Daniel McEnrue)