C2M Managing Editor Adam Sylvain

University Libraries launches study room reservation software

As students prepare for final exams, a familiar quandary among them is where to study. To ease this anxiety, and motivated to address policy following a dispute last spring, University Libraries debuted online software last month which enables students to reserve group study rooms on any of Mason’s three campuses.

With the new reservation software, Mason students, faculty and staff can reserve space for two to four people in group study rooms up to 14 days in advance. The rooms can be reserved for up to four hours per day.

Mason's Front Royal conservation site expanding, offers tours to students

The Smithsonian-Mason Global Conservation Studies Program in Front Royal is expanding in the fall to include two separate semester programs for undergraduates. To prepare for the expansion, construction is underway on new dorm buildings, a dining hall, and an academic center. The new facilities are set to open before the start of the Fall 2012 semester.

Merten tribute magazine prepares for release

Mason’s Office of Student Media special-edition magazine, “Etched in Stone: The Legacy of Alan Merten,” is set to be released by May 14.

The magazine highlights the tenure of President Alan Merten as he prepares for the transition to his new position with the university as President Emeritus, beginning in June. Angel Cabrera, sitting president at Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona, will take over as Mason’s sixth president in July.

VoxPop on diversity set to release at Mason Day

This year’s edition of VoxPop, a magazine produced within the Office of Student Media, will be available to students at Friday’s Mason Day festivities.

Students rally in support of Trayvon Martin

Members of the Mason community gathered Friday in a student-organized rally in support of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Florida teenager whose controversial death at the hands of a neighborhood watch volunteer has sparked nationwide debate.

SG campaigning begins with new spending limits, write-in rules

Campaigns for next year’s Student Government's executive and senate positions began Monday with new rules requiring documentation for write-in candidates and limits on campaign spending.

Paul wins University precinct, more than doubles Romney’s 10 votes

Ron Paul won the new University precinct on Super Tuesday with a total of only 22 votes.  

Mitt Romney, who was declared the state-wide Virginia winner on Wednesday, received 10 votes in the precinct in which registered on-campus students can cast their ballot. The two GOP rivals were the only candidates on the March 6 ballot.

University names new dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering

Kenneth S. Ball has been chosen to succeed Lloyd Griffiths as dean of the Volgenau School of Engineering. This announcement follows the recent appointment of Thomas Prohaska, Ph.D., as dean of the College of Health and Human Services.

Homecoming parade to return next year with expanded committee

The Office of Student Involvement plans to bring back the annual Homecoming parade next year after its absence at this year’s festivities. Planning for next year’s parade will begin earlier and calls for a larger role from students than in previous years.