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About dominicpino

Dominic Pino is an opinion columnist for the Fourth Estate who writes about current events and GMU issues. He is pursuing a B.S. in economics with a minor in data analysis.

Course Evaluation Changes Leaves Students Wanting More

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER On April 3, the Faculty Senate endorsed the 14 recommendations of the Effective Teaching Committee to change the course evaluation process. Two of the three motions passed unanimously, and one had one dissenting vote. As…

Course Evaluation Power Grab

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER At the end of the semester, professors give students final course grades, and students give professors final course evaluations. Some professors want to change that. On Wednesday, April 3, the George Mason University Faculty Senate…

John Delaney for President

BY DOMINIC PINO, BROOMSQUIRE I’m just going to say what everyone is already thinking: this country needs John Delaney to be president of the United States. If you haven’t heard anyone say that, I would ask if you’ve heard of the…

Are We There Yet?

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER George Mason is one of America’s most diverse universities, as anyone with eyes can see, but the quest for diversity never seems to end.  I have not heard anyone say, “We’re leading the way, that’s…

Don’t Get Fooled Again

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER We’ll be fighting in the streets With our children at our feet And the morals that they worship will be gone And the men who spurred us on Sit in judgment of all wrong They decide…

Against the Universal Designated Hitter

BY DOMINIC PINO STAFF WRITER It’s 2-0 in the top of the second, Mets leading the Padres on May 7, 2016. The Mets are at bat with a man on second and two outs when every National League fan’s worst nightmare…

The Real Rules for Email

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER If you want some guidance on email etiquette, then you are in the wrong place. This article is email without romance, email as it actually is. Email can be an effective and efficient tool for…

Shutdowns Are Silly And Congress Should End Them

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER The logic of a government shutdown is quite straightforward: the government runs out of money because Congress cannot pass appropriations bills. Therefore, the government must shut down. However, like all issues in politics that seem…

Not True, Real, or Genuine

BY DOMINIC PINO, STAFF WRITER It’s a crying shame that people have to run around ruining our words. This past week, there have been two news stories that perfectly fit the definition of “fake news.”  The first was the supposed…