Saturday, March 23, 2013
Virginia Democrat to address students May 18.
U.S. Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) will deliver this year's commencement address at George Mason University, according to a report in the university's student newspaper, Connect2Mason. Warner will speak to students at the 46th annual graduation ceremony May 18 in the Patriot Center. A former governor of Virginia, Warner, 58, was elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008. Warner was GMU's commencement speaker in 2003. Named for founding father George Mason, George Mason University is a public university offering 198 degree programs, with a 2012-2013 student population of 32,961.
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Don't be alarmed if you see emergency vehicles and a helicopter.
About 100 police officers and firefighters and 20 volunteer victims plan to gather at George Mason University Sunday for a training exercise. Expect some action, as GMU police say the event will draw numerous emergency vehicles and perhaps event the Fairfax County Police Department helicopter. City of Fairfax Fire and Police departments will participate in the exercise, which runs from 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Innovation Hall, Johnson Center, Lot A and Mattaponi River Lane, said GMU Interim Chief Drew Tracy. “It’s important that these exercises look and feel real,” Tracy said. “We need to test our skills and responses so that we can be ready to work as a team when necessary.” Area law enforcement and rescue personnel hold these events …
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
PSY, Enrique Iglesias, Flo Rida, Cher Lloyd and more!
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Wednesday, December 12, 2012
It's a wonder that the windows of the George Mason University Patriot Center are still intact. On Tuesday night, thousands of screaming fans attended the Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball concert, and the lineup included performances from Justin Bieber, Enrique Iglesias, Ke$ha, Flo Rida, Ed Sheeran, PSY, Austin Mahone and Cher Lloyd. Enjoy the photos! Did you attend the concert? Add your photos to this gallery!
Monday, December 10, 2012
Tuesday evening at George Mason University's Patriot Center expected to cause traffic headaches around the Fairfax campus.
A concert featuring Justin Bieber, PSY, Enrique Iglesias and others may cause traffic jams around George Mason University Tuesday evening. The Patriot Center will host musicians for the Hot 99.5 Jingle Ball concert starting at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. This concert also features Ke$ha, Flo Rida, Cher Lloyd with Becky G., Ed Sheeran, Austin Mahone and PSY (of Gangnam Style fame). Motorists should anticipate traffic along the edges of George Mason University and long lines at these intersections: Braddock Road-Route 123 and Braddock-Patriot Circle, Braddock-Sideburn and Route 123-University Drive. Avoid these areas for at least an hour before and after the concert start time. Traffic will also be heavy after the concert ends from 10:30-11:…
Monday, November 12, 2012
According to a new study, the number of international students enrolled at Virginia colleges increased by one percent over the 2010-2011 school year.
George Mason University is one of the Virginia colleges and universities with the highest number of international students, according to a recent study by nonprofit Institute of International Education. The 2012 Open Doors Report on International Educational Exchange, released on Monday, shows nearly 15,170 international students enrolled in state schools in the 2011-12 school year, a one percent increase compared to the 2010-11 school year. The number of international students at U.S. colleges and universities rose six percent to a record 764,495 in 2011-12. George Mason University had 2,159, the highest number of international students in Northern Virginia. The Annandale campus of The Annandale campus of Northern Virginia Community …
Friday, October 19, 2012
The President spoke to 9,000 supporters in Virginia 18 days before Election Day.
President Barack Obama spoke to an inspired crowd about his economic plans and women’s rights during a rally at George Mason University Friday morning. An estimated 9,000 people gathered on the field at the GMU athletic complex after waiting for hours in a line that snaked across the university’s campus. James Thottam, a former healthcare IT worker who attended the rally with his family, waited in line for two hours. He said he was impressed with the President’s remarks. “It was good,” he said. “It was actually nice, factual information. Little snippets of what the issues are, whether it’s healthcare, or the economy.” Of all the issues Obama touched on Friday, Thottam said healthcare was most important to him personally. “There’s a …
Follow Patch for updates Friday as President Barack Obama hosts a campaign rally at GMU.
12:41 p.m. update - Bringing up healthcare reform again today in Northern Virginia at a campaign stop at George Mason University, President Obama told the crowd, "If you've come down with Romnesia and can’t remember the promises you've made, don’t worry — Obamacare covers pre-existing conditions.” President Obama's speech this morning before hundreds of students, community members, the media and local politicians focused primarily on women, healthcare and the economy, which seem to be defining the last weeks of this presidential election cycle. President Obama left George Mason University after noon today. The next presidential debate is Monday, Oct. 22. Patch will have a wrap-up article later today with more details about President Obama…
Thursday, October 18, 2012
President Obama will speak Friday morning at George Mason University.
UPDATE (3:12 a.m.): Route 123 (Chain Bridge Road) between Braddock Road and University Drive may be closed for the Obama event from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., according to George Mason University. President Barack Obama will speak Friday morning at George Mason University's Recreation and Athletic Complex. Here's what to expect if you plan on going or just passing through. Traffic: Parking: Planning to ride the shuttle in and around Mason? Expect delays. The Recreation and Athletic Complex shuttle stop will be closed until 3 p.m. Friday. The Campus Circulator shuttle won't run from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday. Information provided by George Mason University. Check Patch for live updates from the event.
The president comes to campus Oct. 19 -- here's how to get a seat.
Residents and students who want to attend President Barack Obama's grassroots event Friday at George Mason University must secure their tickets in advance. The event is free and open to the public, but citizens must click here to request one online. The ticket will be sent via email. Other guidelines for Friday from George Mason University: Check back with Patch for more information about the event.
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Grassroots campaign event set for Friday morning.
Fresh off this week's debate appearance with rival Mitt Romney, President Barack Obama returns to Northern Virginia on Friday, campaigning at George Mason University's Recreation and Athletic Complex. Obama recently campaigned at GMU. The grassroots event is set for Friday, when doors open at 8:45 a.m. at the complex, located at 4350 Bainster Court. Tickets will be required for entrance to the campaign rally. One ticket will be distributed ona first-come, first-served basis. Tickets are available online and members of the public can request an e-ticket at http://OFA.BO/BarackGMU A limited number of printed tickets will also be available to pick up at the following locations beginning 9 a.m. Thursday. The appearance comes less than a month…