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Agencies withdraw from Career Fair in wake of government shutdown

The government shutdown has begun affecting George Mason University, specifically in this week's Career Fair.  

According to Career Services, the listed government agencies will not be attending Wednesday and Thursday's Fair: 

AUDIO: Student theater director tackles Pirandello's challenging "Six Characters" play

“Six Characters in Search of an Author” by Luigi Pirandello has intellectually stimulated theater audiences since its first performance in 1921. This weekend from Oct. 3 to Oct. 6, the Mason Players will be sharing this play with the Mason community as its first piece presented in its 2013-2014 season. 

Patriots drop third-straight in 3-0 loss to Delaware

The George Mason University women’s soccer team registered a third consecutive defeat, falling 3-0 to Delaware at the George Mason Stadium on Sunday.

Two goals from Chelsea Duffy in the 42nd and in the 87th minutes, and a goal by Alison Stark between them sunk an injury-struck Mason team.

Although Mason were first to come close to score in the first half when a corner taken by Amanda Stephenson deflected off a Delaware defender in the penalty box and struck the post, the Patriots rarely threatened Jess Figueroa’s goal in the first half.

Recycling program encourages waste reduction on campus

For the past year, an experiment has been underway at Mason. Located in every dorm room across campus are now more than 3,000 recycling bins intended to encourage residents to reduce waste.

The initiative, spearheaded by the Office of Sustainability, was jointly funded by the Patriot Green Fund, the Auxiliary Enterprise Management Council, and a grant from the Coca-Cola/Keep America Beautiful Program.

Margaret Lo, the director of the Office of Sustainability, described the first year of the program as a success.

For Andrulis, modeling successful athletes and people is a life's work

At first glance, it would be hard-pressed to differentiate this particular office in the Field House from any other on the George Mason University campus. The desk with the intimidating stacks of  paperwork is there, as is the comfortable chair and the desktop computer. The office is no different than the typical one in which a Mason employee would spend an entire workday.

Mason Athletics and Mason Cable Network to begin live stream game coverage

Mason Cable Network and Mason’s athletic department reached an agreement to begin streaming live broadcasts of all home athletic games beginning in October with men’s and women’s soccer and women’s volleyball. The first official collaborative broadcast will be on Oct. 4 when Mason’s women’s volleyball team plays host to Saint Louis University. 

Washington Wizards set to hold training camp at Patriot Center


The Washington Wizards will be hosting their annual training camp at the Patriot Center on the Fairfax campus of George Mason University from Saturday, Sept. 28 to Wednesday, Oct. 2. The training camp will consist of two-a-day practices from 11 to 2 p.m. and 5 to 8 p.m. daily.

University offices promote cultural curiosity among all students

Mason ranks in the top 50 most diverse schools in the nation in U.S. News and World Report's ratings. Mason received a 0.63 diversity score, in which closer to 1.0 means more diverse based on campus ethnic diversity, for 2012-2013. The diversity is evident by just walking around campus at peak hours; students and faculty of ethnic, socioeconomic, gender, sexuality and ideological differences are abundant.

Student government leaders explain organizational hierarchy

Speaker of the Senate Phil Abbruscato, a junior government and international politics major, believes the quote “Serving you and the needs of the Mason community” accurately represents the role of Student Government at Mason. 

“The biggest responsibility student government has is to appropriately and accurately represent the student body,” Abbruscato said. “It’s as simple as that.”