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Student Government Strives to Keep Gold Rush Alive: Student Senate Votes for More Funds for T-Shirt Program

by   Posted on October 27th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Matt Loffman, Connect2Mason Podcast Director The George Mason University Student Senate voted Thursday to approve $12,500 in funds to continue the Gold Rush program this year. The money will initially come out of the Student Government budget funded by student fees, but Student Government members are working on getting donations from Mason departments and local […]

Power Shift Summit Comes to Mason: Environmental Initative Promotes Discussion

by   Posted on October 27th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Amanda Cheek, News Editor The Energy Action Coalition held its Virginia Regional Power Shift 2009 event at George Mason University this past weekend from Friday to Sunday, where 114 students, volunteers and presenters traveled from all across the state to create a dialogue between students and organizers on generating and promoting environmental awareness and clean […]

Shuttle Driver Arrested on DUI Charg­­es: Employee Had No Previous Infractions on His Record According to Reston Limousine

by   Posted on October 20th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Emily Sharrer, Editor-in-Chief A Reston Limousine employee is awaiting trial for charges stemming from an Oct. 8 arrest for driving under the influence while operating a George Mason University shuttle. Frederick Bromm, of Lorton, Va., was driving the Gunston Go-Bus shuttle with no students on board at the time of his arrest according to Josh […]

Professor Arrested for Public Drunkenness: Adjunct to be Removed from Payroll

by   Posted on October 20th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Rachael Dickson, Broadside Correspondent An adjunct professor who was arrested for drunkness on the George Mason University campus will no longer be employed by Mason past the month of October. According to George Mason University Police Logs, Charles “Chip” Hauss was arrested on Oct. 5 at 6:43 p.m. for being Drunk in Public in Enterprise […]

Mason Art Students Build Berlin Wall Memorial on Campus: Interactive Cold War Replica Comes to Free Speech Zone

by   Posted on October 20th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Brenda Shepard, Staff Writer Lives changed on Nov. 9, 1989 when people from East and West Berlin were allowed to meet freely once again. The Berlin Wall was not just concrete and wire, but a representation of constraint—Cold War hatred and inequality. Twenty years later, many still remember images of people tearing apart the concrete […]

A Lower Budget and a Higher Student Enrollment: President Merten Delivers the 2009 State of the University Address

by   Posted on October 20th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Sonya Hudson, Managing Editor President Alan Merten discussed the budget and student enrollment in his State of the University Address delivered on Wednesday, Oct. 14 in Dewberry Hall. Virginia, like most states, is experiencing a revenue downfall, which also falls on higher education institutions. “At Mason, the result is a reduction of $17.5 million or […]

Breastival Unites Campus and Community: Third Annual Festival Raises Awareness of Breast Cancer and Promotes Yearly Examinations

by   Posted on October 20th, 2009 in Uncategorized

May Fakhriyazdi, Broadside Correspondent Did you know that in 2009 alone, 269,800 women in the U.S. were diagnosed with some sort of cancer? Did you also know that 15 percent of those people were more specifically diagnosed with breast cancer? According to the American Cancer Society, about 40,170 of those 15 percent will die from […]

Mason Devotes Month to Challenging People to Walk in Others’ ShoesShining a Light on Disabilities:

by   Posted on October 20th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Yasmin Tadjdeh, Asst. News Editor This October, George Mason University will be celebrating Disability Awareness Month. The month will consist of several events to promote the advancement of members of the Mason community with disabilities and shine a light on their struggles. Disability Awareness Month, which includes events such as a student panel on Oct. […]

Mason Holds First Official Alcohol Awareness Week: Challenging College Students to Think Before Drinking

by   Posted on October 20th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Amanda Cheek, News Editor Among the many things that George Mason University has strived to educate students of is alcohol abuse. This topic has never had an entire week devoted to it, however, and the first-ever Alcohol Awareness Week will be taking place this week at Mason. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and […]

‘The Mason Family’: Family Weekend Offers Time for Parents to Visit

by   Posted on October 6th, 2009 in Uncategorized

Nicole Ocran, Best of Mason Director We may not run around with the likes of Thing or Cousin Itt, but we are quite a family. “The Mason Family” (modeled after The Addams Family) is this year’s Family Weekend theme. Families arrive every year during the weekend of Mason Madness to spend time with their students. […]