New Mason IDs starting Spring 2015

A version of this story appeared in the Nov. 3 issue of Fourth Estate. The Mason Card Office will start issuing new IDs to students, faculty and staff starting next semester. Executive Director of Campus Retail Operations Mark Kraner says this project has been in the planning stages for the past three years. “It’s been […]

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No Chipotle at University Mall

Forget the burritos: despite online rumors, Chipotle will not be added to the newly renovated University Mall. “There is not a Chipotle coming to University Mall at this time,” said Chuck Mason, vice president of Geo. H. Rucker Reality Corp., the company developing the shopping center. The speculation about the chain began on the message-board […]

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Falafel House food truck brings diversity to dining

Students craving a new lunch option can now visit Falafel House, a food truck that serves falafel in a variety of ways including sandwiches, bowls and bites. Falafel House is parked outside Northern Neck on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. According to Executive Director of Auxiliary Enterprises, Mark Kraner, food trucks […]

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Student-led initiatives aim to promote dining sustainability

Two student-led programs on Mason’s campus, The Campus Kitchen Project and GMU Cups Up, are answering the call to go green.  Both programs are designed to increase sustainability in Mason’s kitchens and dining venues. The Campus Kitchens Project allows university students to turn food donated from campus dining halls into meals for low-income families and […]

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Optic technology grants access to Anytime Dining

Beginning this fall, Mason Dining is reducing their reliance on Mason IDs, which had previously given students access to Mason’s gyms, housing and dining. This summer, all incoming freshman with meal plans will have their eyes scanned, specifically their irises, in order to enter dining halls. According to Mark Kraner, the executive director of Campus […]

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MCN The Voice of Students: Anytime Dining

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Man on the Street: Mason Dining

Each year, some of the biggest changes on campus are to dining. With a new dining hall in President’s Park and Student Government attempting to change the source of campus food, 2014 seems no different. Fourth Estate asked students about their thoughts on campus dining and what they’d like see change.

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Student senate passes bill to promote local, healthy food

On March 6, Mason’s student senate passed the Real Food resolution, a bill that attempts to change the current food source for all of Mason’s dining. If passed through the administration, this bill will transition the majority of Mason Dining’s food consumption from outside state sources to local cities. According to Senate Speaker, Phil Abbruscato, […]

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My 3rd Annual GMU Summer Hunger Games

So the sun is setting and the night will soon consume the Fairfax Campus of George Mason University. I’ve studied most of the day and managed to hopefully get a grade on my exam earlier. So I have now settled down for a bit to get things together for tomorrow, print out Supreme Court cases, […]

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