OPINION: Apathy about campus architecture

There was a time when buildings were not built in the ugliest and most offensive manner possible. That time is now past, and its passing is in few places more apparent than on the contemporary college campus. When our nation’s capital was being built, the architects looked back to the experts—to Rome and Greece—for inspiration. They built columns and arches and domes; they raised up out of the earth the most beautiful ruins man has seen. What, then, is the muse of our modern builder?

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 Spotlight: Q&A with Scott Green

Scott Green standing in front of the Kuala Lumpur Tower in the federal capital of Malaysia on his MBA global residency trip to Singapore. 

Scott Green is a George Mason University MBA candidate who is set to graduate this spring. He has been a member of the Jackson Cohort and taken courses on the Arlington campus since 2010. A University of Richmond alumnus, Green currently lives in Arlington, Va. with his wife. He can be found after class enjoying a beer and watching his beloved Boston Red Sox or other New England sports teams.

Why did you choose Mason for your MBA?

SG: I believe it offers the best value of the DC-area MBA programs, especially for Virginia residents, which I am. Also, the class schedule fits nicely with my work schedule, and the Arlington campus is a short walk or drive from my apartment.

Arlington Campus

University officials hold plans for Tysons expansion

For the past year or so, the George Mason University administration has discussed the possibility of expanding the regional campuses to include Tysons.

“[Fairfax County] reached out to George Mason University to have a presence in Tysons [Corner] in the future, so we did a lot of planning and evaluating the feasibility of building classrooms and establishing a physical site,” said Kathleen Q. Johnson, assistant vice president for regional campuses.   

OPINION: The five most often committed syllabus week crimes

Last week, we were all blessed with one of the best weeks of the semester: syllabus week.

Syllabus week is the one wondrous week in a semester where the student body is free of homework, and students can enjoy the free time to do whatever we please. However, this week is not perfect. With the good comes the bad, and rest of this column will be dedicated to the heinous crimes that some of you might have committed on multiple occasions—the five most often committed syllabus week crimes.