C2M Executive Editor Reuben Jones

Goodbye from the Editor

I would like to take a few moments to thank you for reading Connect2Mason this past year and tell you what a pleasure it has been to serve as executive editor.

New police chief chosen

Heath will officially begin as chief of police on June 16 (photo courtesy of the University of Chicago).

Eric Heath will become the new police chief of the George Mason University police department starting June 16, 2013. 

The announcement was sent in an email by Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance Jennifer Wagner Davis on May 1. Heath currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Police in the Patrol Services Bureau for the University of Chicago.

Heath will replace former Police Chief Mike Lynch who stepped down in November 2012. Lynch will retire from a new position as special assistant and adviser to the university this August.

Letter from the Editor: Spring Break

Connect2Mason will be taking a little break for the next week because of the spring vacation. However, our Sports Editor Pat Carroll will be updating a LIVE blog on the CAA Tournament starting on Saturday, March 9. He will be writing game analysis, providing behind the scenes coverage and posting photos to the blog. We hope you will participate in the blog by writing any comments or questions you have. 

Letter from the Editor: Blogs

Over the past month Connect2Mason has launched five blogs. While our main goal is still on producing great content for our homepage, the blogs allow some of our writers to discuss topics that don’t always have space to fit on the homepage and to provide information on a wide range of topics to you, the reader. Check out C2M’s newest blogs and let us know what you think:

Student breathes green and gold and inspires Mason Nation

Sometimes the most recognizable person at a basketball game is not a player or a coach but rather a fan in the crowd. This person isn’t just any fan; he or she is at every game. They cheer on the team whether they’re winning or losing, and they always sit in the same seat.

The New York Knicks have Spike Lee. The Los Angeles Lakers have Jack Nicholson.

And the George Mason University Patriots have Trevor Scambos.

Letter from the editor: Winter Break coverage

Dear Connect2Mason Readers,

Update: Mason police chief to switch roles, retire

George Mason University Police Chief Mike Lynch will change positions starting Nov. 24 and officially retire in August, according to an email sent by Vice President of Facilities Thomas Calhoun.

Lynch will step down as police chief beginning Nov. 24 and serve as special assistant and adviser to the university until he retires in August.

Governor Romney will visit Mason on Monday

UPDATE: Monday's rally will be held at the Patriot Center, not at the RAC. 

Governor Mitt Romney will hold a "Victory Rally" on Monday, Nov. 5 at the Patriot Center at George Mason University.

Doors will open at 12:45 p.m. and the event will begin at 2:45 p.m.

Tickets are required to attend the event and they can be found here.

Cabrera will present Mason's vision next year to the BOV

He is not running for political office, but George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera has been on what he calls a “listening tour.” He has been meeting with students, faculty, staff and alumni to try and form a vision for the “next chapter” of Mason.