Latest George Mason University News

College provides vending machines with free masks, sanitizer

Sep. 3, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Students returning to campus this fall will find vending machines stocked full of snacks, sodas, and now personal protective equipment, too. The machines located throughout Richmond-based Virginia Commonwealth University are filled with masks and hand sanitizer and soon, wipes. The...

Virginia Colleges Reopen with COVID-19 Data Available

Aug. 24, 2020 3:15 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia college students returning to campus amid the COVID-19 pandemic have been equipped with masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Now, many also have coronavirus testing data available at their fingertips. Some Virginia universities have unveiled COVID-19 dashboards to...

Labor complaint filed on behalf of George Mason janitors

Aug. 20, 2020 5:11 AM EDT

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Janitors working at George Mason University who are considering forming a union are facing retaliation from their employer, according to a complaint filed with the National Labor Relations Board. The complaint filed this week by the union, Service Employees International Union, alleges...

Governor denies clemency to inmate seeking doctorate degree

Jul. 25, 2020 5:44 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Maine's governor has denied a request to commute the prison sentence of an inmate convicted of attempted murder that's been accepted into a doctorate program. Democratic Gov. Janet Mills' office recently denied Brandon Brown's clemency petition, the Portland Press Herald reported...