Water line damage causes flooding in Northern Neck

Flooding began Friday night; residents relocated to other dorms On the night of March 18, water flooded Northern Neck residence hall. Zachary Pope, director of University Life Safety and Emergency Management, said via email this was due to “a coupling failure on a chilled water line on the fifth floor.” Housing and Residence Life are currently […]

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Town hall discusses state budget’s impact on Mason

Provost, senior vice president present a generally positive outlook On Tuesday, Provost David Wu and Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance J.J. Davis hosted a town hall to discuss how Governor Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget for higher education would affect Mason. Although student attendance was low, the Johnson Center Cinema was nearly overflowing with […]

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Mason Housing: Love It or List It

Daniela Rambal, Staff Writer With just days until housing applications go live, many students have already begun looking ahead and preparing for what they hope to be a very promising school year. For current freshmen, this means using their experiences from their first year to make more informed decisions on where and with whom they […]

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Marty McFly would be ashamed: Students react to ban on hoverboards

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) Hoverboards are now banned from Mason residence halls. Zachary Pope, director of University Life Safety and Emergency Management, informed the community of this new policy in an email sent on Dec. 18, 2015. In addition, Pope and David Farris, director of Safety and Emergency Management, said a ban on hoverboards […]

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On-campus living numbers continue to rise at Mason

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) Even though more students choose off-campus living, the residential population is growing each year by Issmar Ventura For the 2015-2016 school year, Mason saw an increase of approximately 250 students living on campus, in comparison to last year. Melissa Thierry, associate director of Housing Services, said the rate of students choosing […]

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Next freshman class will be required to live on campus

(Photo credit: Pam Phan/Fourth Estate) Freshmen will be required to live on campus starting in the fall of 2016. David Burge, vice president of Enrollment Management, and Rose Pascarell, vice president of University Life, have announced that the next class of first-year students will be required to live in one of the freshman residence halls […]

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Fall 2016 freshmen to live on campus

All freshmen will be expected to live on campus starting in the fall semester of 2016. A recent announcement from David Burge, vice president of Enrollment Management and Rose Pascarell, vice president of University Life, indicates that new first year freshmen students enrolled full-time are expected to become residential members of the Mason community. According to […]

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Mason Housing is temporarily relocating over 400 students

Update (March 3 – 1:30 p.m.): According to a Housing email, heat has been restored to Student Apartment buildings seven, eight and nine. “This means you will be permitted to return to your space today,” said the email to residents of those buildings. “Please note, if you were assigned a temporary space on campus, you will […]

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​WAVES email hopes to raise student awareness about stalking

Due to increased stalking reports on campus, Mason’s Office of Housing and Residence Life sent out an email urging students to keep the residence halls safe. The email was sent out by Housing on Nov. 10 at the request of Wellness, Alcohol and Violence Education Services. In the email, students were asked to prevent non-residents from entering […]

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Community group holds discussion on affordable Fairfax housing

Members of the Fairfax community gathered Monday evening for a discussion on affordable housing options available to lower-income residents. The discussion was hosted by Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement as a way to raise awareness on an issue they believe is critical for the future of the City of Fairfax. In attendance were Mayor […]

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