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  • Education Top Stories GMU partners with TheDream.US to aid undocumented students

    GMU partners with TheDream.US to aid undocumented students

    George Mason University announced today that it will be an education partner with TheDream.US, a private national scholarship fund that helps highly motivated undocumented students attend college. TheDream.US works with colleges across the nation by awarding up to $25,000 to students who qualify and have received and maintained Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status. The goal of the scholarship is in line with George Mason’s commitment to making college accessible and affordable. And it supports Mason’s desire to collaborate […]

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  • Springfield Top Stories Transportation Jeff Todd Road opens, linking Route 1 & Telegraph Road

    Jeff Todd Road opens, linking Route 1 & Telegraph Road

    For the first time since 9/11, Fairfax County motorists will have a way to get between Route 1 and Telegraph Road, traveling through Fort Belvoir. Jeff Todd Way (Route 619), a new, nearly three-mile road that was built through a partnership between the county, state and federal governments, opened last week. Along with U.S. Rep. Jim Moran, Fairfax County and state officials marked the road’s opening at a ribbon cutting ceremony today. Fairfax County contributed $12 million to the project […]

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  • Business Police & Crime Top Stories Ex-Strayer University admissions officer, two others sentenced in immigration fraud case

    Ex-Strayer University admissions officer, two others sentenced in immigration fraud case

    Two managers of McLean-based Integrated Academics and a former admissions official for Strayer University have been convicted of conspiring to create fraudulent transcripts so that foreign students would appear eligible to retain their student visas in the United States. Mohamad Yousef Tellawi, 34, of Falls Church, was sentenced today by U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis, III to 22 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for participating in the immigration document fraud conspiracy. Co-conspirators Lea Dzhin, 37, […]

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  • Education Top Stories Ex-Rep. Tom Davis named GMU Rector

    Ex-Rep. Tom Davis named GMU Rector

    George Mason University’s next rector is former U.S. Representative Tom Davis. Davis, who served seven terms in Congress representing Northern Virginia voters, was elected by his colleagues on George Mason’s Board of Visitors to lead the 16-member board. The board also chose Stu Mendelsohn as vice rector and Kelly McNamara Corley as secretary. Davis has served on Mason’s Board of Visitors since 2013. He was elected to the board after three decades of service representing Fairfax County voters at the […]

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  • Business Real Estate Top Stories Northern Virginia homes selling quickly, Long & Foster reports

    Northern Virginia homes selling quickly, Long & Foster reports

    The Northern Virginia real estate market experienced some positive trends in July. According to The Long & Foster Market Minute reports, median sale prices increased in many parts of the region, and homes are continuing to sell at a quick pace. The Northern Virginia market includes the city of Alexandria, and Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. The Long & Foster Market Minute reports are compiled from data from residential real estate transactions within specific geographic regions, not just […]

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  • Politics Top Stories Virginia asks Supreme Court for expedited review of gay marriage case

    Virginia asks Supreme Court for expedited review of gay marriage case

    As requested by Chief Justice John Roberts, the Commonwealth of Virginia has filed its response to a motion by the Clerk of Prince William County to stay the 4th Circuit’s ruling regarding marriage equality — meaning that gay marriage would not be permitted in Virginia pending the Supreme Court’s ruling. In its brief, the Commonwealth of Virginia agrees that a stay is warranted because of unintended negative consequences if the Court later rules against marriage equality, and asks the Court […]

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  • Military Top Stories NORAD exercises in D.C. area Tuesday night

    NORAD exercises in D.C. area Tuesday night

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command and its geographical component, the Continental United States NORAD Region (CONR), will conduct exercise Falcon Virgo 14-11 Tuesday night into Wednesday morning, in the National Capital Region, Washington, D.C. Flights are scheduled to take place between midnight and 2 a.m. (EDT). The exercise is comprised of a series of training flights held in coordination with the Federal Aviation Administration, the National Capital Region (NCR) Coordination Center, the Joint Air Defense Operations Center (JADOC), Civil […]

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  • Entertainment & Events Top Stories University Mall Theatres launches “Save Our Butts” campaign

    University Mall Theatres launches “Save Our Butts” campaign

    The venerable Fairfax institution known as University Mall Theatres has had a hard year. First it had to raise big bucks to install new digital projectors. Then the owners of the mall, across Braddock Rd. from the George Mason University campus, decided to upgrade the mall, resulting in months of construction around the theatres’ entrance, putting a big dent in business. Venerable is sometimes a synonym for scruffy but in the theaters’ case, comfy might be a better word. The […]

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