Board of Visitors motions to alleviate military student issues

As class registration season is in full swing, a motion recently passed by the university board of visitors has a new effect on registration for those in the military. The motion, which began with spring 2014 registration, gives priority class registration to all active duty military members, veterans, reservists and the Virginia National Guard. Mason’s Board of Visitors passed this motion in response to code 23-9.2:3-7 C, established by the Virginia General Assembly, which called for accommodations to be made for military service members due to the scheduling difficulties they face.

Mason organizations honor Veterans Day with helmet painting project


In honor of Veterans Day, graduate student Patrick Sargent pushed for an event to both commemorate the sacrifices of the American military and brought the Mason community together.

OPINION: Women should be allowed the combat roles for which they are qualified

Recently, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta announced that the ban on women serving in military combat has been lifted, overturning the 1994 law that states that women cannot be placed in any combat unit lower in number than a brigade. This new development seems to be sometime in the making, especially considering that women make up around 15-20 percent of our nation’s armed forces.

Mason takes part in 'Remembrance Day National Roll Call,' honoring military members

Members of the Mason community gathered in the Johnson Center Friday to take part in the Remembrance Day National Roll Call, reciting the names of 6,313 military men and women who have died serving their nation.