Gazette Archive: Building the Future

Mason’s Northeast Sector: Soon, a New Neighborhood

Posted: August 29, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

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With the Aug. 29 groundbreaking at the Fairfax Campus, George Mason has officially launched the biggest construction project in the university’s history. When the project is completed, the result will not simply be more buildings.

Mason under Construction: Fairfax Athletic, Recreation Facilities to See Enhancements

Posted: July 7, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron

Everybody wins with the plans on the drawing board for athletic and recreational facilities at George Mason’s Fairfax Campus. Student-athletes will get new a new venue for volleyball and wrestling; recreational athletes will get expanded fitness areas; and the public will be treated to enhanced spectator facilities.

Bringing Stars to the Students: Observatory Tower Planned at Fairfax Campus

Posted: October 12, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Jennifer Mitchell

With the start of construction on Research Building I on the Fairfax Campus this past August, George Mason astronomy students moved one step closer to the heavens. The plans for the new building include a long-wished-for observatory to house a new high-powered telescope that will increase the number of stars students might observe by two billion, a 2,000 percent increase compared to what can be seen with the telescope currently used during weekly observing sessions.