C2M News Editor Reuben Jones

Top 5 academic events for week of May 2

The spring semester is almost over and this is the last full week of classes. There are many academic events going on including a discussion on the dependence of nicotine, hidden stress in everyday life and a mock trial that is set to have a verdict this week.

Top 5 academic events for week of April 25

This week's Top 5 features two documentaries, a speaker who plans to offer a "wild suggestion" on climate change and the annual Mason Day celebration. If you have recommendations for next week's Top 5, e-mail the Academics Editor.

Second task force meeting on police interaction draws small crowd

Mason student Adrian Aramayo makes a statement to the university task force about his interactions with university police. Aramayo was one of six speakers at the meeting.  (Jake McLernon)

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate to speak at Mason

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Shirim Ebadi has spent her life defending the rights of women, promoting human rights and helping children and political prisoners in Iran; and this Friday she will speak at Mason.

Ebadi won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003 and on Friday she will discuss her recent book, “The Golden Cage.”

Ebadi was the first Muslim woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize and was one of the first female judges in Iran. She has published over 70 articles and 13 books dedicated to protecting human rights.

Departments in 'pilot program' to test course evaluations online, drop paper

With the end of the semester approaching students will have a chance once again to grade and evaluate their professor’s performance. This year, however, more departments have decided to move to online evaluations in an effort to use fewer resources.

Beginning the last two weeks of the semester students can fill out the online evaluations on their classes and instructors and the results will be given to the instructors and their supervisors. 

Top 5 academic events for week of April 18


This week's Top 5 includes movies, the beginning of Earth Week and a cultural showcase of dances, skits and singing. If you have recommendations for next week's Top 5 e-mail the Academics Editor.

First task force meeting concerning University Police interaction draws 11 speakers

Update: April 15, 3:19 p.m.

An official university task force formed earlier this month to seek input on “interactions and experiences” with university police held its first of two open meetings Tuesday afternoon.All Students, faculty and staff were able to sign up prior to the meeting, and 11 people who had signed up spoke. 

Each open meeting has 24 time slots for brief statements. 

Merten ranks in top 10 for compensation among public university presidents

President Alan Merten ranked in the top 10 in total compensation of public university leaders in the United States during the 2009-2010 year, according to an annual survey released in April by the Chronicle of Higher Education. Merten was the 10th highest paid public university president

Mason's fourth Truman Scholar aims towards environmental issues, Foreign Service

Junior Alexandra Tyson spoke with us about her recently awarded Truman Scholarship. (Jordan Frasier)

Top 5 events for the week of April 11 [International Edition]

Hello, studiers and academics (who like to get out and mingle). We've got a new treat for you.

Connect2Mason’s Top 5 are our staff's picks for the week's best academic and learning events. Every Monday, C2M will post a new Top 5 which will highlight some of the most interesting, informational and creative academic events going on at campus this week.