Board of Visitors Meets

Posted: February 5, 2009 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

At its meeting held on Feb. 4, Mason’s Board of Visitors (BOV) voted to approve new room and board rates for 2009-10. The average increase for most students living on campus will be $450 or 6.25 percent for the year.

Depending on accommodations chosen, the actual room rate increase varies from 4 to 7.6 percent.

The board rate for a 15-meal flex plan that includes 100 food bonus points (rather than the previous 25) increases by $150 per year or 5 percent.

The increases were necessary to cover the increased costs of staffing, utilities and rising construction costs.

In other action, the BOV approved a new MA in Graphic Design.

The BOV also approved the designation University Professor for the following professors:

  • Giorgio Ascoli, Molecular Neuroscience, Krasnow Institute for Advanced Study

  • Kenneth De Jong, Computer Science, the Volgenau School of Information Technology and Engineering

  • Faye Taxman, Administration of Justice, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Lois Tetrick, Psychology, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

  • Martin M. Winkler, Modern and Classical Languages, College of Humanities and Social Sciences

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