Arts Building cleared of early morning bomb threat

Mason’s Art and Design Building on the Fairfax campus has been reopened this morning after police investigated a written bomb threat that was discovered last night. The building was closed this morning and all classes beginning at 7:30 a.m. in the Art and Design Building were cancelled. Students were encouraged to take necessary precautions and stay away from the building.

Student Government election candidates posted

Student Government has posted the candidates for the 2014 spring election. There are four candidates for President with four Vice President running mates. There are currently thirty five candidates running for Student Senate with thirty spaces available. Campaigning begins March 17, the Monday following Spring Break. Voting will take place between March 31 and April 4.

Student Government election hub

Each spring, Mason’s student government hosts its election for student senate and student body President.  The organization’s constitution states its goal as “advocate the interests of the student body, educate the University community with regard to the state of the institution, and represent the interests of each student”. Furthermore, Student Government serves as a liason between the administration, faculty, staff, and University community.

Classes begin at Mason's campus in South Korea

March 3 marks the beginning of a new opportunity for Mason as the new Songdo campus in South Korea will hold its first classes of the spring semester. Opening celebration events will take place on March 9 and 10. Mason alumni, business, education and media contacts will be invited to attend the opening ceremony events, Events and Outreach Director Jim Burke said.

Mason business program provides opportunities to students

Between the business incubator program and the recent deal with Autonomous University of Nuevo León overseen by the State Department, the Mason Enterprise Center (MEC is becoming an integral part of Mason’s image. According to the Mason strategic plan, the Mason Enterprise Center’s role is to supply small business owners with counseling, training, networking, mentoring, and temporary office space. The university-based economic development enterprise provides business owners with access to resources to help them develop their companies. Beyond aiding businesses, the MEC has recently been making an effort to connect with Mason students.  

Declaration of Student Rights continues to be developed

This past semester, the Declaration of Student Rights bill has been the leading project under construction by Mason’s Student Government. Also, with the recent progress from the bill’s main supervisor, Student Government’s Attorney General, Rachael Grimesey, the bill is set to be completed by the end of April. Grimesey has been in charge of the declaration’s overall progress since its recent creation last semester.

Financial Development non-profit comes to Mason

On February 7, David Roth, President of the Economics Society, submitted an application for a new student organization to the Office of Student Involvement. The group would be an on-campus chapter of a nationwide non-profit that seeks to make economics knowledge accessible and easy to understand for college-age students.

How Mason determines snow days

Behind the anticipated Mason Alert giving you the okay to sleep through class is a calculated procedure. It involves many different faculty members who assess a variety of circumstances in order the make the best decision with the available information.

Provost candidate Suzanne Austin delivers presentation to Mason community

The provost search committee brought Suzanne Austin for her formal public presentation to students and faculty for the provost position on Feb. 11.

Austin, currently the vice provost for student and faculty success at the University of Alabama-Birmingham, was the third of four candidates selected as a finalist for the provost position to present their vision, knowledge and credentials to the Mason community.

Snowstorm brings temporary changes to Mason parking

With the impending snowstorm, Mason Parking & Transportation is opening the gates to Rappahannock and Shenandoah Decks for all general parking. Students are advised to move their cars from the open lots to the decks, where overnight restrictions will be waived for Wednesday and Thursday evening.