Construction Bond Means More Opportunity for Students
Jackhammers thudding, cranes on the horizon, power outages, and lots of mud. All alumni share one quintessential George Mason experience: watching the university grow as we went back and forth on campus. Now, even as Mason celebrates its 30th anniversary, its three campuses still need to grow - this time to accommodate a new generation of students now overflowing middle and high school classrooms across the state.
On Election Day, November 5, Virginians will be asked to vote on a bond referendum to provide $900 million to colleges, universities, and community colleges across Virginia. The need is clear. In Virginia, 32,000 additional college-bound students are expected to graduate from high school over the next eight years, and the state's colleges and universities are full. Some Virginia students will have no choice but to go out of state to school - or not go at all.
What's in it for Mason?
What's in it for the economy?
The bond will not increase taxes or jeopardize the state's excellent credit rating.