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Ken Plum: It’s all in a name

Almost a year ago the Washington Business Journal carried a headline, “George Mason University sells Patriot Center naming rights.”

Jim Larranaga to receive Mason Medal at commencement ceremony

George Mason University has announced that a Mason Medal will be awarded to Coach Jim Larranaga at the university’s 2016 Commencement Ceremony.


Strategic partnership between Inova, George Mason to advance research

Inova, the largest health system in Northern Virginia, and George Mason University, the largest public research university in Virginia, are partnering to conduct translational research.

Governor McAuliffe joins George Mason University to launch Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe joined George Mason University (GMU) President Ángel Cabrera on Thursday to launch the university’s Institute for Advanced Biomedical Research, a multidisciplinary center that will pursue some of the toughest medical questions facing society.

Virginia Tech student Elizabeth Henry extends holiday spirit to children worldwide

What began as a small family effort for one Virginia Tech student has now grown into a multi-campus outreach program.

Shenandoah University named official site for Shenandoah Valley Writing Project

National Writing Project (NWP) recently selected Shenandoah University as the official site for the Shenandoah Valley Writing Project (SVWP).

Symposium to focus on current NCAA issues, court cases

Current issues and court cases involving the NCAA will be discussed during a symposium from noon to 1:45 p.m. on Oct. 15, in Halpin-Harrison Hall, Stimpson Auditorium on the campus of Shenandoah University.

Augusta County Director of Community Development credentialed

Timothy K. Fitzgerald, Director of Community Development of Augusta County, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.

McAuliffe executive order convenes climate change commission

Governor McAuliffe visited First Landing State Park on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay in Virginia Beach to sign Executive Order 19, convening the Governor’s Climate Change and Resiliency Update Commission.

McAuliffe kicks off meeting of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission

Governor McAuliffe kicked off the inaugural meeting of the Virginia Cyber Security Commission, a group established by executive order which will bring public and private sector experts together to make recommendations on how to make Virginia a leader in cyber security

CIT announces Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund awards

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) announced today 38 Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund (CRCF) awards totaling nearly $3 million for the purpose of funding targeted areas of research with commercial promise.

McAuliffe announces appointments to college boards of visitors

Today Governor Terry McAuliffe announced his appointments to the boards that govern Virginia’s higher education system, including the Boards of Visitors for Virginia colleges and universities.

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Former Redskin Brad Edwards named AD at George Mason

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera announced today that Brad Edwards will become the university’s next athletic director. The former Washington Redskin will become the fifth athletic director in George Mason’s history.

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Mark Herring: DREAMers qualify for in-state tuition

Attorney General Mark R. Herring advised that, under current Virginia law, Virginia students who are lawfully present in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program qualify for in-state tuition, provided they meet Virginia’s domicile requirements.


Augusta Aquatics pool builder to speak at Roanoke construction conference

Tim Coleman, owner and managing partner of Augusta Aquatics, a Fishersville, Va.-based pool building company, will speak at the November meeting of the Blue Ridge Chapter of the Construction Specifications Institute on Nov. 21, at Taaza Indian Restaurant in Roanoke, Va., at 117 Duke of Gloucester Road.

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George Mason junior Erik Copes suspended to open the season

George Mason Athletics Director Tom O’Connor announced Friday that men’s basketball junior Erik Copes has been suspended for six games for violation of athletic department policy.

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McAuliffe, Cuccinelli in spotlight over abortion

Ken Cuccinelli thinks God will punish America over a woman’s right to choose. Terry McAuliffe supports late-term abortion.

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George Mason headed to A-10 from gutted CAA

George Mason University has entered into a membership agreement to join the Atlantic 10 Conference beginning with the 2013-14 season, school president Ángel Cabrera announced today. The Patriots officially will become members of the 21-sport league on July 1, 2013.

Details for Holiday Hoops Classic announced

Gov. Bob McDonnell announced Thursday the date and game times for the Inaugural Governor’s Holiday Hoops Classic. The 2012 Classic will be held on Saturday, Dec. 22 at the Richmond Coliseum. The Classic will feature a men’s basketball doubleheader with the Spiders of the University of Richmond taking on the Patriots of George Mason University at 3 p.m. and the University of Virginia Cavaliers matching up with the Old Dominion University Monarchs at 5:30 p.m.

Hot-starting VCU holds off late Mason rally in CAA semis

Second-seeded VCU started fast and held on late to earn its seventh trip in the last 11 years to the title game of Virginia 529 CAA Men’s Basketball Championship with a 74-64 win over No. 3 seed George Mason on Sunday afternoon at the Richmond Coliseum. The Rams scored the first 22 points of the…

VCU tops Mason, 89-77

The George Mason men’s basketball team closed out the 2011-12 regular season on Saturday night, falling 89-77 to Colonial Athletic Association rival VCU at the Siegel Center. Mason (23-8, 14-4) suffered its first double-digit loss in conference this season, earning the third seed in next week’s conference tournament. The Rams (25-6, 15-3) avenged a one-point…

Mason gets BracketBusters win over Lamar

Senior CAA Player of the Year candidate Ryan Pearson posted his 12th double-double of the season and the George Mason men’s basketball team staved off a late Lamar rally, downing the Cardinals 75-71 on Saturday afternoon. The win, part of the Sears BracketBusters series, was the fifth-straight for Mason (23-6), while the Cardinals dropped to…

Buzzer-beater lifts Mason over VCU, 62-61

Redshirt sophomore Sherrod Wright sank a three-pointer as the final horn sounded on Wednesday evening at the Patriot Center, sending the George Mason men’s basketball team past visiting VCU, 62-61, in a battle to stay atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings. The Patriots rallied from a five-point deficit inside of 30 seconds to pick up…

Mason notches 20th, knocks off Hofstra, 72-62

Overcoming a one-point halftime deficit, the George Mason men’s basketball team shot better than 50 percent from the field and pulled away late from Hofstra, securing  a 72-62 Colonial Athletic Association victory on Wednesday evening at the Patriot Center. Mason (20-6) notched its 20th win of the year, marking its 11th 20-win season in program…

Mason grinds out 54-50 win over ODU

In front of a capacity Homecoming crowd of 9,840, senior Ryan Pearson posted his 10th double-double of the year and the George Mason men’s basketball team grinded out a 54-50 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Old Dominion. The win, Mason’s 16th straight at home in conference play, kept the Patriots in first place in the…

Mason rally falls short at Delaware

The George Mason men’s basketball team could not overcome a double-digit  first half deficit, as the Patriots dropped a 65-60 decision on Wednesday night at the Bob Carpenter Center. Mason (18-6, 10-2 CAA) saw its six-game win streak come to an end, as the Blue Hens (11-12, 6-6) earned a season split in the series.…

Mason holds off Hofstra, 55-50

Sophomore Sherrod Wright scored a team-high 15 points, including the game-winning three-point play, and the George Mason men’s basketball team held off Hofstra, 55-50, on Wednesday at the Mack Sports Complex. Mason stays atop the Colonial Athletic Association standings at 9-1 in conference play and 17-5 overall, while the Pride dropped to 7-15 (1-9 CAA).…

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Mason holds off Towson, 72-60

Redshirt sophomore Sherrod Wright scored a season-high 22 points, two off his career best, as the George Mason men’s basketball team held off a pesky Towson squad, 72-60, on Saturday afternoon at the Patriot Center. Mason improved to 15-5 and 7-1 in Colonial Athletic Association play as the Patriots maintained at least a share of…

Mason cooks Blue Hens, 89-63

With an explosive start to its three-game homestand, the George Mason men’s basketball team scored quickly and cruised to a 89-63 Colonial Athletic Association victory over Delaware on Wednesday night at the Patriot Center. Mason’s win keeps the Patriots atop the conference standings at 6-1 (14-5 overall), while the Blue Hens dropped to 3-4 in…

Drexel knocks off George Mason, 60-53

The George Mason men’s basketball team suffered its first conference defeat of the season on Thursday night, falling at Drexel, 60-53, before a capacity crowd at the Daskalakis Center. The loss for the Patriots (12-5, 4-1 CAA) snaps a five-game winning streak and a conference-record 18 straight victories in CAA play. Drexel improved to 11-5…

Mason secures sole possession of first in CAA with win at Georgia State

The George Mason men’s basketball team withstood a furious charge late to hold off Georgia State, 61-58, in Colonial Athletic Association action Saturday evening at the Patriot Center. The win gives Mason (12-4, 4-0 CAA) sole possession of first place in the conference standings while snapping GSU’s 11-game winning streak, as the Panthers dropped to…

Mason knocks off ODU

Immediately after their victory on Monday afternoon over William & Mary, the George Mason men’s basketball senior class told their teammates in the locker room the importance of a victory on Thursday at Old Dominion. The Patriots took it to heart, as they pulled off a nearly wire-to-wire 63-54 victory over the Monarchs before 7,783…

Mason rallies to beat William & Mary

Forced to overcome a double-digit first-half deficit, the George Mason men’s basketball team exploded with a 16-0 run to begin the second half, providing the cushion in a 70-56 Colonial Athletic Association victory over William & Mary on Monday afternoon at the Patriot Center. The Patriots (10-4, 2-0 CAA) won their third straight game while…

Mason wins on the road at Charleston

Senior Ryan Pearson went off for a career-high 35 points and added a game-high 14 rebounds to power the George Mason men’s basketball team to an 84-76 victory at College of Charleston on Friday night at a sold-out TD Arena. The victory improved Mason’s record to 9-4 while the Cougars (10-3) saw their 15-game home…

Strong second half pushes Mason past Manhattan

Holding a slim two-point halftime advantage, the George Mason men’s basketball team exploded in the second half en route to a 81-61 victory over Manhattan College on Friday evening at the Patriot Center. The Patriots improved to 8-4 while the Jaspers dropped to 8-5, snapping a five-game winning streak. Seniors Ryan Pearson and Mike Morrison…

George Mason loses at home to Duquesne

The George Mason men’s basketball team saw its 18-game home winning streak come to a close on Wednesday evening as Duquesne defeated the Patriots, 75-64, avenging a double-overtime loss from a season ago. Mason dropped to 7-4 on the year with the loss, its first at home since March 16, 2010. Duquesne, meanwhile, improved to…

McDonnell, Cisco, college presidents highlight tech-sharing initiatives

Today Gov. Bob McDonnell joined John T. Chambers, chairman and chief executive officer of Cisco and university presidents Alan Merten (George Mason University); Linwood Rose (James Madison University); Charles Steger (Virginia Tech) and Teresa Sullivan (University of Virginia) via Cisco TelePresence to discuss the progress of the 4-VA initiative and the pilot projects for instructional…

Suzi Foltz: Higher education and interesting situations-Laundry Day

“Does it smell stale in here?” Hmm…I hadn’t noticed anything. That might not be good, the smell could be me. “I hadn’t noticed anything yet. We can Frebreeze the crap out of the room?” “No, I think it’s just all the laundry that’s built up.” And thus, Tuesday became laundry day. I’ve never been scared…

Suzi Foltz: What I did on my summer vacation

One person doesn’t take up much space. A person on vacation takes up a bit more space; you have to factor in all of their clothing, toiletries, in some situations bedding, snacks, and any extra things they need. Now picture a teenager on vacation…or even, god forbid, a teenage girl on vacation. The scenario I…

Misdirecting charity by perpetuating the myth of widespread hunger in America

   Column by Donald J. Boudreaux Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net Macy’s lately has taken to displaying in many of its stores a poster claiming that the number of Americans at risk of hunger is one in eight. That’s 12.5 percent of the population. Macy’s hope is that its posters will prompt its customers – who…

Profit motive is necessary for quality health care

  Column by Donald J. Boudreaux Submit guest columns: freepress2@ntelos.net Not long ago my wife, Karol, and I flew from Bucharest to New York City’s JFK airport. We had two hours to connect to our flight to Washington’s Dulles airport. We missed our flight, and herein lies a lesson about today’s raging debate over government’s…

JMU women get another CAA win

   Staff Report JMU sports: www.jmusports.com Junior forward Jalissa Taylor (Chesterfield, Va./L.C. Bird) recorded her first double-double of the season as James Madison (2-1, 12-2) defeated George Mason (0-3, 7-7) 62-50 in Colonial Athletic Association women’s basketball Sunday afternoon at the JMU Convocation Center. Taylor had 11 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, while junior guard…

Focus | A move toward equity

Kaine proposes employee-benefits policy change Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Kaine administration, in a sort of last act as its final days count down, has proposed a change in state policy that would allow state employees to choose between covering a spouse or an “otherwise qualfied adult” on their employee plus one health-care policies.…

JMU joins regional economic-development consortium

Staff Report James Madison University has joined a consortium of select universities from Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C. that is designed to drive regional innovation, economic performance and global competitiveness. The Chesapeake Crescent Innovation Alliance (CCIA) stated that JMU’s partnership with SRI International and its dedicated approach to undergraduate research make it a natural fit…

Text of Creigh Deeds campaign address

Democratic Party gubernatorial nominee Creigh Deeds delivered an address today at George Mason University outlining his vision for the future of Virginia and delineating key policy differences between himself and Republican candidate Bob McDonnell.

Donald J. Boudreaux | Pricing roads

Virginia’s roads are congested. And our leaders are tackling the problem – or claiming to do so. Trouble is, too many of the proposals ricocheting around Richmond are small-think. Many politicians think the problem has to be too little money, so they keep demanding higher taxes that, we are assured, the state will use efficiently…

Nigerian writer to speak at EMU

Helon Habila, who teaches creative writing at George Mason University, will be featured speaker at the first “Writers Read” program of the spring semester at Eastern Mennonite University.

White House: Obama will turn Virginia blue

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net He started his general-election campaign here in June after sewing up the Democratic Party nomination, and he’s going to end it here late Monday night. Still want to quibble over how seriously Barack Obama is taking Virginia? “What better way is there to showcase the importance of this state as…

Fifth District: A vote for solutions, not controversy

Story by Chris Graham freepress2@ntelos.net The Danville Register and Bee endorsement editorial put it well, I think. Noting that the paper hadn’t endorsed a Democrat since Virgil Goode was a Democrat, the editorial board relayed that it is changing course not because it is leaving Virgil Goode. “Virgil Goode,” the Register and Bee said, “has…