CHSS Panel on Obama’s Second Term

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) will be hosting a panel entitled “Obama’s Second Term: Impact on the Global Community” on Feb. 27, at 7:30 p.m. in the Meese Conference Room in Mason Hall.

The panel will feature three experts from the fields of journalism, politics, history, and national security. They will focus on how the Obama administration may impact the United States and its place as one of the major world powers.

One of the speakers, Bill Schneider, Mason faculty member and political journalist from CNN and Politico, will talk about the United States’ economic situation and what Americans can expect in the economy this coming year.


New dean of CHSS

The College of Humanities and Social Sciences (CHSS) recently appointed Deborah Boehm-Davis as its new dean of CHSS.

Boehm-Davis has been serving as the associate dean of the school and has been serving as University Professor in the department of psychology since 1984.

She holds degrees in psychology from Rutgers University and University of California, Berkeley.

An author of several scholarly articles, Boehm-Davis also serves as president of both the Applied Experimental and Engineering Psychology divisions of the American Psychological Association and the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

As the dean, she looks forward to growing the college and improve the program.


Juvenile escapees in Prince William County captured

Five juveniles escaped from the Molinari Juvenile Detention Facility at 12:32 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19.

The detention center is located behind the Prince William campus. Mason released an alert around 1 p.m. on Feb. 19 saying that the juveniles had been apprehended. The Mason community was notified via the Mason alert system.

The juveniles were described as one white female, one hispanic female, two black females and one black male.

“All juveniles are wearing gray sweatpants and white-tee shirts. One juvenile is also wearing a black jacket,” read the description of the individuals that was sent via Mason Alert.


Student government Election Packets due

Student Government will be holding an information session on Monday, Feb. 25 at 7 p.m. in the HUB room 1014 about how to get involved, including on how to complete the Spring Election Packets.

The packets include ballots for the thirty seats in Student Senate and the Student Body President and Vice President.

Those who want to be nominated need to collect a certain number of signatures to get on the online ballot.

Election packets are due by 12 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 1 to the front desk of the Office of Student Involvement.