Hylton Performing Arts Center receives grant to add education wing

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is in the preliminary planning stages to build an education wing after receiving a $2.5 million dollar grant and a $5 million dollar challenge grant from the Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation.

Rick Davis, the associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and executive director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, and Brian Marcus, associate dean for development at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, said that the Hylton’s growth over the years is a result of a rapidly changing community.

OPINION: Increasing education costs are destroying college

I am a junior at Mason studying government and international politics.

I pay for my own food, my own housing and my own tuition. I have to pay, out-of-pocket after financial aid, $2,446 this semester for my education (not including food and my cell phone bill each month).

While this may not seem like a lot, the burden of working and class combined is definitely stressful to say the least.

Office of Global and International Studies answers questions about Songdo Campus

Students confused about the Mason Songdo campus now have the chance to get their questions answered through weekly information and Q&A sessions provided by the Office of Global and International Strategies.

This spring, George Mason University will open a campus in Songdo, South Korea. As a feature of Mason’s vision to become a university for the world, the campus will offer increased opportunities for Mason students to deepen their global understanding in an increasingly globalized society.

VIDEO: My Two Cents - Kristie Colorado

Kristie Colorado, a senior at Mason, studies Government and International Politics. In this video, Kristie talks about the shortcomings in American education.

My Two Cents: Nicholas Brightwell

Nicholas Brightwell, a senior, studies Government and International Politics at Mason. In this two cents video, he talks about problems within the educational system.

Weekends at Mason hosts HIV/AIDS awareness fashion show Nov. 30

As November comes to an end, December welcomes us with cold air, bundled coats and HIV awareness. Dec. 1—World AIDS Day—marks the beginning of HIV Awareness Month, and George Mason University students are eager to bring the awareness to campus.

Students gear up for what is going to be an exciting, educational event: Red Alert: Work the Runway—an HIV/AIDS Awareness Week fashion show occurring tonight, Nov. 30.

OPINION: The struggles of being both an entrepreneur and a student

So this is it, huh—the life of a college student? We wake up ten minutes before class with just enough time to decide if brushing your teeth is more important than taking a shower. Can I eat breakfast? Forget breakfast, I’m in a sprint to get to class! Ahh, throw in the fact that I have a 7 p.m. Entrepreneur Club meeting on top of midterms, and I have to meet with coders to plan our execution of how to create a more effective database system for a company.

OPINION: Business interests, academia and the fiscal realities of contemporary education

Academia and business, those star-crossed lovers, locked horns in two major educational crises this past year. First, the University of Virginia was thrown into turmoil when their Board of Visitors suddenly and brazenly fired and subsequently rehired the university president who, up to that point, had served less than two years. The second catastrophe came this past week in Chicago when negotiations between the Chicago Teachers Union and the mayor dissolved into a full-on strike by the teachers, leaving nearly 400,000 students out of school.

GMU professors to teach economics in free online university

Two George Mason University economics professors have started a free online university.

In September, Tyler Cowen and Alex Tabarrok announced the opening of Marginal Revolution University (MRU) on their widely read economics blog, Marginal Revolution.

Tabarrok and Cowen first started publicly discussing and debating economic ideas on their blog in 2003.

Summit looks at importance of community colleges in higher-ed

President Obama and Dr. Jill Biden address participants of the White House Summit on Community Colleges in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 5, 2010. (Jordan Frasier)