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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Completion of new residence hall delayed until spring

This story was originally published in the Oct.28 issue of Fourth Estate. Construction on Taylor Hall, a new freshman honors residence hall has been halted for design and construction issues. Construction on the project began in April 2013 and was set to be finished by the beginning of fall semester. According to Nancy Pickens, the […]

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Extended construction of Taylor Hall forces students into Commons

Taylor Hall, a new residential building in President’s Park, was meant to be the new freshman honors Living Learning Community for fall 2014 in lieu of Eastern Shore, the previous freshman honors LLC building, which was converted into an upperclassmen honors LLC. Instead of housing these new honors freshman, however, the Taylor Hall is still […]

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Housing announces changes to “The Ridge” study space

One of George Mason University’s study spots, The Ridge, recently reopened its doors to students for the semester and announced some major changes to the space’s purposes. According to the Housing and Residence Life website, the Ridge will no longer be used for only studying. It is currently transitioning into an RA resource center and […]

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Neighborhood Block Parties Welcome students back to Mason

Photo credit: Sara Moniuszko/IV Estate   On Friday, Sept. 5, the Resident Student Association hosted block parties on campus to welcome students back to George Mason University and celebrate the new school year. This all-evening series of events included festivities in each of the three residential neighborhoods on campus, Shenandoah, Rappahannock and Aquia, with a […]

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