Board of Visitors Applauds Men’s Basketball Team

Posted: March 24, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch

On the eve of the George Mason men’s basketball team’s next game in the 2006 NCAA tournament, the university’s Board of Visitors (BOV) offered its best congratulations and wishes to Coach Jim Larranaga in the form of a “Resolution of Appreciation.”

The resolution was unanimously approved and presented to Coach Larranaga at the BOV’s March 22 meeting. Larranaga accepted on behalf of the team, which is the first in the Colonial Athletic Association to advance so far in the NCAA tournament in nearly 20 years.

The team has compiled a 25-7 record, and in the NCAA tournament has already defeated two top-10 teams: the University of North Carolina and Michigan State University. Tonight, it is scheduled to meet Wichita State University as one of the Sweet 16.

In other action, the BOV approved a hike in tuition and fees for the upcoming summer school semester. The changes are as follows: 7.9 percent increase for in-state and out-of-state undergraduate and graduate students; 10.3 percent increase for in-state law students; and 4.1 percent increase for out-of-state law students.

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