Gazette Archive: Students

George Mason Transportation Research Tool “Thinks” Like a Terrorist

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

By Rey Banks

Tragic events in London have shown again that transportation systems are still vulnerable to terrorist attacks. But a group of George Mason researchers in the School of Information Technology and Engineering have developed a unique experimental tool to help urban planners, transportation agencies, and law enforcement think like terrorists in order to prevent a future tragedy.

Mason Sets July 15 as Cutoff Date for Transfer Students

Posted: July 10, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Daniel Walsch George Mason will cease accepting applications from transfer students for the fall 2002 semester as of July 15. “As a result of our innovative new programs and increasing reputation, the university is enjoying a surge of interest from students,” says Andrew Flagel, dean of admissions. “Unfortunately, we have limited capacity to grow […]

George Mason Student Wins Miss Virginia Pageant

Posted: July 2, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Jennifer Pitts, a third-year law student at George Mason, won the Miss Virginia pageant Saturday night at the Roanoke Civic Center. Pitts, 24, who was first runner-up in last year’s pageant, competed as Miss Apple Blossom Festival. She won $16,000 in scholarship money and the opportunity to represent Virginia in the Miss America Pageant on […]

Anderson Signs as Free Agent with Expos

Posted: July 1, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Patriot senior catcher and first baseman Brian Anderson has signed a free agent baseball contract with the Montreal Expos. He has been assigned to the Vermont Expos of the short-season Class A New York-Penn League. Anderson is the first George Mason player to sign his initial contract with Montreal and the second to play in […]

BOV Selects Student Alternate

Posted: June 11, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s Board of Visitors has appointed Saweda A. Bright as the student alternate for the 2002-03 academic year. Bright expects to graduate in May 2004 with a double bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry. She received a B.S. in biological sciences from North Carolina State University in August 2001. Bright participates in the Biology […]

Student Senate Establishes Guidelines For Elections

Posted: March 25, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Joseph J. Urban, III The Student Senate passed a resolution establishing the required number of signatures needed for candidates to be eligible for positions within Student Senate, including the Student Government president and vice-president. According to the resolution, candidates for Student Government president and vice-president need a minimum of 300 signatures to be placed […]

Olympic Theme Song Penned by George Mason Student

Posted: February 8, 2002 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Michelle Nery Karin Hendrickson is an Olympic star even before the games begin. Hendrickson, a graduate music student at George Mason, wrote the words and music to the Olympic torch relay theme song, “Carry the Flame,” for this year’s Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah. The song made its debut at Atlanta’s Centennial […]

Mason Boasts Largest Student Total in History

Posted: October 12, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

George Mason’s student enrollment has never been higher than it is right now. A total of 24,900 students are taking classes this semester, making it the university’s largest gathering of graduate and undergraduate students since 1996 when 24,368 were enrolled. This current total is 1,492 students higher than George Mason’s fall 2000 enrollment, making it, […]

University Life Helping Students after Tragedy

Posted: September 13, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following Tuesday’s terrorist attacks on the United States, the University Life Office at George Mason is working to console students and provide them with opportunities to offer their own help. The following are a few measures University Life has taken: Establishing a drop-in dialogue center outside the Student Government offices in the Johnson Center from […]

Students Trained to Help with Back-to-School Electronic Setup

Posted: August 31, 2001 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Robin Herron Thanks to the “Get Wired” initiative sponsored by the Division of Instructional and Technology Support Services (DoIT), new and returning students are finding it easier to get electronically connected on the Fairfax Campus. Telecommunications and Support Center staff in DoIT, part of the newly reorganized Information Technology Unit, recruited and trained about […]