Latest George Mason University News

Northam announces plans to refinance college bonds

Sep. 22, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is announcing a new plan to refinance debt related to construction on college campuses, a move he said will save public colleges $300 million over the next two years. Northam made the announcement Tuesday at George Mason University, which the governor's...

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...