C2M Executive Editor Kevin Loker

New gmu.edu designed for more direct navigation

George Mason University kicked off the spring semester with a new homepage. And when it came to the site's navigation system, the developers kept in mind a popular xkcd.com cartoon.

Our picks for Winter Welcome Week 2012

Weekends at Mason has posted the list of events and freebies for Winter Welcome Week 2012, and we’ve selected our favorites (including an opportunity to take pictures in a gigantic snow globe).

Merten on the selection of Cabrera [WGMU]

George Mason University’s sitting president Alan Merten told WGMU that his successor Angel Cabrera “fits in the mode” of Mason’s accomplishments over the last 40 years, and that he is “encouraged” by Cabrera’s background that is “in many respects” similar to his own.

The Patriot gets a children's book

George Mason University’s three-year-old mascot, The Patriot, now has a children’s book aimed at kids of all ages. Grown-ups may like it, too.

Cabrera fields 'the football question' [VIDEO]

George Mason University’s incoming president Ángel Cabrera said he wouldn’t “make that mistake” and fully answer the question readers and WGMU listeners told us we had to ask, “How do you feel about a football team?”

But he did share his “philosophy” on university athletics.

Footage from Cabrera's first Mason press conference [VIDEO]

Missed the press conference this morning with Dr. Ángel Cabrera? We've uploaded the footage to our YouTube account and posted it above.

Ángel Cabrera sends first Mason tweet... more to come?

Dr. Ángel Cabrera, who will become Mason's next president in Summer 2012, sends his first Mason tweet during an interview with Student Media members. (Dakota Cunningham)

The newly selected George Mason University president is on Twitter—and he’s active, too.

Thunderbird's statement on Cabrera's move to Mason [DOCUMENT]

Thunderbird School of Global Management released a statement Thursday morning congratulating its current president Ángel Cabrera on his new position as George Mason University's sixth university president.

The statement, signed from Ann Iverson, chair of the school’s Board of Trustees, comments on the “indelible mark” he has left upon the Glendale, Arizona school of international business. It also gives an overview of successes the school has seen under Cabrera's leadership, which began in 2004.

Flash mob hits Johnson Center [VIDEO]

Those on the three main levels of George Mason University’s Johnson Center were shaken from their routine earlier this month when a flash mob ensued following a student who climbed a table and began dancing to “Moves Like Jagger.”

Among other administrator changes, Provost Stearns to step down in 2013

Provost Peter Stearns plans to step down from his role as senior academic administrator in the summer of 2013 and transition into full-time teaching with the history department. He is one of several key administrators whose positions will need to be filled within the next two years.