Poll Results Reveal Favorite George Mason Perk, Best Place to Get Coffee

Posted: December 22, 2003 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Sixty (49 from the Fairfax Campus, 6 from Prince William, and 5 from Arlington) George Mason faculty and staff members responded to the Daily Gazette’s first five-question survey distributed last week. The questions were designed to learn more about the university and its employees. The top answers for each question for each campus are listed below:

Where do you go on campus to get the best coffee?

Fairfax: Jazzman’s (23 percent), La Patisserie (18 percent), and Starbucks in the Bookstore (16 percent)

Prince William: Make my own coffee (50 percent), Randall’s café (17 percent), and the library (17 percent).

Arlington: Bookstore (40 percent) and the School of Law faculty lounge (20 percent)

Where is the best place to sit outside and relax?

Fairfax: Courtyard outside the Johnson Center South Plaza (22 percent), area around the pond, including the gazebo (20 percent), and the fountain area between Robinson Hall and the Johnson Center (11 percent)

Prince William: Benches by the pond on the bridge (17 percent), benches in front of the Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center (17 percent), and the table behind Prince William II near the woods (17 percent)

Arlington: Courtyard between the Original and FDIC Buildings (20 percent) and the Law School veranda (20 percent)

What is the best physical improvement to the campus that you have noticed in the past year?

Fairfax: Innovation Hall (16 percent), paving of the pathways from Lot B to Enterprise Hall, Innovation Hall, and Science and Tech (13 percent), and new parking spaces next to Mason Hall (11 percent)

Prince William: Upgrades to Randall’s café (33 percent), better signage (17 percent), and improved landscaping (17 percent)

Arlington: Better signage (40 percent), installation of glass doors in Law School atrium (20 percent), and removal of gas station behind building (20 percent)

What is the best perk you receive as a George Mason employee?

All campuses: Tuition waiver (28 percent), long winter break (23 percent), half-price lunches at Ciao Hall on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7 percent), and discounted Center for the Arts tickets (7 percent)

What is your favorite place on campus that you feel is underutilized?

Fairfax: Area between Mason Hall and the Concert Hall (8 percent), Johnson Center Cinema (8 percent), and area around the pond (5 percent)

Prince William: Freedom Aquatic and Fitness Center (33 percent), library (17 percent), and “I’m not going to tell because then it might be overutilized.” (17 percent)

Arlington: Student lounge in Original Building (40 percent), Arlington Campus library (20 percent), and Law School library (20 percent)

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