Fairfax campus

Arts Building cleared of early morning bomb threat

Mason’s Art and Design Building on the Fairfax campus has been reopened this morning after police investigated a written bomb threat that was discovered last night. The building was closed this morning and all classes beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Art and Design Building were cancelled. Students were encouraged to take necessary precautions and stay away from the building.

Governor Bob McDonnell announces new Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching at Fairfax campus

Governor Bob McDonnell announced on Oct. 21 that the new Virginia Center for Excellence in Teaching will be located on Mason’s Fairfax campus.

The center and its future programs will focus primarily on providing resources to experienced K-12 teachers looking to take a leadership role in their local education community. Doors will open in June 2014 for an initial program involving 100 outstanding teachers from across the state.

New Sodexo contract prompts changes in campus dining

(illustration by Walter Martinez)

Mason’s next big project targets its dining options and promises many changes for the near future.

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?

OPINION: Pilot House lacks the efficiency of Ike's

The line at Pilot House is really, really long. It is not that I am frustrated simply with the size of the line, but I am frustrated with the number of staff working the registers—it is never more than one. The line can literally be wrapped around to the point that the ends touch and Pilot House will still have one person working.

OPINION: The disparity between Fairfax campus growth and dining hall capacity

In the fall of 2009, George Mason University was classified as a commuter campus. Now, four years later in the fall of 2012, much at Mason has changed. The university has seen a monumental change in its identity. New administrative buildings and residential halls have grown up from empty spaces. Former par