Mason’s changing identity impacts retention rates

George Mason University’s identity has changed over the past few years; from local alternative and commuter school to having one of the biggest on-campus student presence in Virginia, Mason is creating a new identity that is evolving everyday. Many students attend Mason for two years and then transfer to another university. The administration is taking steps to reduce sophomore-year transfer rates.

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GMU students rally support against seismic air gun testing for oil in the Atlantic

Students in bright yellow Hazmat suits and caution tape were an unusual scene at North Plaza on April 17.

“This is a metaphor of what has happened in the past and what may happen in the future regarding oil spills that have been going on,” said CJ Duncan, a member of Northern Virginia Community College’s Green Club.

The scene, a demonstration put on by a partnership between Global Interdisciplinary Programs, the Environmental Action Group (EAG) and the international non-profit, Oceana, took place in commemoration of the of the third anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred on April 20, 2010.

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