Mason holds grand opening for Fenwick extension

This story was originally published in the April 4 issue of Fourth Estate. Last Thursday night, Fenwick Library held a grand opening celebration for its new extension. The Fenwick Library is the newest and largest library located on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The expansion cost $60 million and the total space is about 150,000 square feet. […]

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Kamp Washington renovations to clean up busy intersection

This story was originally published in the Feb. 8 issue of Fourth Estate. The intersection of Fairfax Boulevard, Lee Highway and Main Street (alternatively known as Routes 236, 29 and 50) is undergoing major construction. Mason students might know this area — called Kamp Washington — as the X-shaped intersection just north of campus that […]

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Patriot Circle under construction to make room for Academic VII

This story was originally published in the Feb. 1 issue of Fourth Estate. As a result of Academic VII construction, continual detours and road closures around campus will be in effect throughout the semester. Construction crews are rebuilding part of Patriot Circle to lie further south of its current location in order to make space […]

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From rubble to ritz

This story was originally published in the Feb. 1 issue of Fourth Estate. Prospects, promises and progress within the College of Health and Human Services Members of the Mason community have likely noticed the large pile of dust and rubble lying next to Merten Hall. Most commuters know it as the construction site that consumed […]

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New Fenwick Library is open for business

Today, the Fenwick library addition opened to the Mason community. After more than three years of construction and a final budget totaling $60 million, students and faculty can now use the library space. According to Jennifer Wilder, development and communications coordinator for University Libraries, the total library space now spans 300,000 square feet. “This is kind of, in […]

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How To Deal With Construction at Mason

  Issmar Ventura, Staff Writer Have you ever thought about why so much construction is happening at Mason? It so happens that George Mason University has invested in the renovation of several buildings on campus, including the Health and Human Services building and Fenwick Library. Three additional projects for the Fairfax campus and one for the Prince William campus are also on the […]

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Braddock Road may be expanded, but not anytime soon

This story was originally published in the April 20 print issue. The Braddock District is proposing to expand a section of Braddock Road. The Braddock Road Multimodal study is proposing three projects, according to the study’s website. The first is to add an HOV lane in each direction from Burke Lake Road to Interstate 495. […]

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Campus Drive remains undrivable

The Campus Drive entrance to campus from Braddock Road was expected to open on Jan. 7 but the road remains unfinished and a firm opening date has not been established. Senior Communications Manager Michele McDonald stated that the project is nearing completion. “Before it can be opened, there is a protective barrier for the new […]

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Plans for new building will provide a central location for CHHS

The Office of Facilities has yet to publicly release the construction start date for the proposed $73 million building intended to house the College of Health and Human Services. According to a June 2014 press release from the university, Mason secured $65 million in state funding and was still looking to raise $8 million in […]

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Panera Bread expected to open on-campus Saturday

George Mason University’s new Panera Bread was expected to open at the start of the spring 2015 semester, but now the new Johnson Center dining addition will open Jan. 24. According to Mark Kraner, the executive director of campus retail operations, the reason for the original delay was construction issues. Now, however, Kraner says that construction […]

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