The State of NoVa: George Mason University


Posted at 08:31 AM ET, 03/01/2013

Va. law forces GMU to reject daughter of homicide victim, 10-year Virginia resident, for in-state tuition

Student is a 10-year Virginia resident, but father lives in Maryland

By Tom Jackman  |  08:31 AM ET, 03/01/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Fairfax City | Tags:  Molly Hakopian, Haroot Hakopian, George Mason University, in-state tuition, Sarajane Hakopian, Renell Wynn

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 02/21/2013

George Mason student and Navy veteran wins in-state tuition case, may set Va. precedent for military

Service members transferred out of Va. can still get in-state tuition

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 02/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Courts | Tags:  Stephanie Kermgard, George Mason University, military friendly, in-state tuition, Fairfax, Va., Judge Robert J. Smith, Thomas Moncure

Posted at 11:31 AM ET, 02/18/2013

VIDEO: Parkour on the George Mason campus

Freshman Omar Zaki hopes to spread interest in the activity

By Tom Jackman  |  11:31 AM ET, 02/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Sports | Tags:  Parkour, George Mason University

Posted at 05:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013

Former Great Falls resident Nelson Getchell donates $1 million to George Mason, endows economics chair

Endows chair in free-market capitalism at Mercatus Center

By Tom Jackman  |  05:05 AM ET, 01/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Great Falls, George Mason University | Tags:  Nelson Getchell, George Mason University, Mercatus Center, Martha and Nelson Getchell Chair, Great Falls, Va.

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 10/31/2012

George Mason U. to launch South Korean campus

The university is making its second attempt at a campus outside Virginia.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:57 AM ET, 10/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Schools, Fairfax County | Tags:  George Mason University, Songdo Global University, Incheon Free Economic Zone, New Songdo City

Posted at 02:10 AM ET, 10/19/2012

George Mason student launches Fairfaxpedia

It’s a Fairfax version of Wikipedia. Go ahead, write something.

By Tom Jackman  |  02:10 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Fairfax County | Tags:  Fairfaxpedia, Frank Muraca, Cvillepedia, Fairfax Tomorrow, Charlottesville Tomorrow, Wikipedia

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 08/19/2012

Angel Cabrera, new George Mason president, talks Twitter, fund-raising, football in first interview

What convinced the university to hire Angel Cabrera? “I rock,” the Fulbright scholar said.

By Tom Jackman  |  01:57 PM ET, 08/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  Angel Cabrera, George Mason University

Posted at 03:07 PM ET, 06/12/2012

George Mason program minimizes pollution in Potomac and Chesapeake, and educates kids

Tracking microbes that make it through treatment plants has significantly improved the health of our local water.

By Donna Peterson  |  03:07 PM ET, 06/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  Potomac Environmental Research and Education Center, George Mason University, Chris Jones

Posted at 05:01 AM ET, 05/04/2012

GMU students design anti-gang video games for kids

Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli was on hand to introduce the good idea and try out some of the games.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:01 AM ET, 05/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  Computer game design, George Mason University, anti-gang video games, Ken Cuccinelli

Posted at 08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2012

GMU’s Tyler Cowen: Making NoVa’s ethnic cuisine, and culture, famous

The renowned economist and foodie talks about why Northern Va.’s ethnic food scene is among the best in the nation.

By Tom Jackman  |  08:02 AM ET, 04/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  NoVa, Nightlife, George Mason University | Tags:  Tyler Cowen, ethnic dining, An Economist Gets Lunch, George Mason University

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 04/05/2012

George Mason and big-time football? Probably not

Basketball is much cheaper. For a team and a stadium in Fairfax? $200 million.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:30 AM ET, 04/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Sports | Tags:  George Mason football, Tom O'Connor

Posted at 04:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012

George Mason hosts graphic abortion photo wall

A demonstration by an anti-abortion student group then sparked a counterprotest by a pro-choice group.

By Donna Peterson  |  04:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  Anna Maher, Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, abortion protest, Lily Bolourian, Patriots for Choice

Posted at 11:11 AM ET, 12/15/2011

George Mason names Angel Cabrera new president

The selection of an engineer with deep experience in the global business community may signal Mason’s desire to expand its reach in the science and business worlds.

By Tom Jackman  |  11:11 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  Angel Cabrera, Virginia

Posted at 04:45 AM ET, 12/15/2011

George Mason aims to diversify its police force

After an incident last March in which a minority student was arrested and then quickly cleared, a task force said the police force needed to embrace GMU’s multiculturalism. But have they?

By Donna Peterson  |  04:45 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  George Mason University, Virginia

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 09/20/2011

George Mason’s Alessandra Luchini officially brilliant

The researcher at the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine at GMU has helped devise a way to spot cancer and other diseases earlier.

By Tom Jackman  |  12:24 PM ET, 09/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  Alessandra Luchini, Virginia

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011

George Mason’s youngest grads

Muneeb and Sohair Akhter, 19-year-old twins, finished George Mason University in three years.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:00 AM ET, 05/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University | Tags:  Muneeb Akhter, Sohaib Akhter, GORT, Virginia

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 05/12/2011

GMU professor helps create viral rap videos — about economics

Professor Russell Roberts wrote books, recorded podcasts, produced a blog, but had never done a video about economic theory. Here came New York producer John Papola, and a viral rap video hit was born. Now a second one has been launched.

By Tom Jackman  |  06:30 AM ET, 05/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Media | Tags:  Russell Roberts, John Papola, Keynes v Hayek video, Virginia

Posted at 04:20 AM ET, 04/28/2011

Fairfax police bust 30 alleged drug dealers at GMU Dead show

Fairfax police arrested 30 people on drug dealing charges at a recent concert at George Mason, a reminder that the police here are still serious about the war on drugs.

By Tom Jackman  |  04:20 AM ET, 04/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Fairfax County, George Mason University, Crime, Music | Tags:  Furthur, Virginia

Posted at 05:40 AM ET, 04/07/2011

George Mason adding housing in P.Wm.

George Mason University keeps on expanding, and is now adding housing for the first time to its Prince William County campus in Manassas.

By Tom Jackman  |  05:40 AM ET, 04/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Prince William County | Tags:  student housing, Virginia

Posted at 07:48 PM ET, 04/03/2011

George Mason wins national championship! In cricket!

By Tom Jackman  |  07:48 PM ET, 04/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  George Mason University, Sports | Tags:  George Mason University