Author Archives: Ellen Glickman

About Ellen Glickman

Ellen is the News Editor for Fourth Estate and is a junior majoring in Creative Writing. The job consumes much of her time which serves to distract from her anxiety over the prolonged wait for her Hogwarts letter.

New app will allow students to order from class

This story was originally published in the Mar 2 print issue of Fourth Estate. Staff writer: Jacob Rupe Door busting lines at the new Panera Bread and Starbucks may be familiar sights, but George Mason University is introducing Tapingo, an…

Interstate 66 to undergo expansion, hopefully improving commutes

This story was originally published in the Feb. 23 print issue. Additional reporting by Reem Nadeem. The Virginia Department of Transportation is planning to widen Interstate 66 from one to two lanes between the Beltway and the town of Haymarket. The expansion…

Graduate enrollment on steady decline for VA public schools

This story was originally published in the February 2 issue of Fourth Estate. Enrollment has dropped at more than half of Virginia’s public colleges, including Mason, according to a recent report by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia….

“Ask Dr.Cabrera” forum centers on Koch donations

Mason President Ángel Cabrera took questions and concerns Tuesday morning during his “Ask Dr.Cabrera” session. The forum quickly centered around private funding from Charles and David Koch, two prominent conservative businessmen who head Koch Industries. The two brothers have donated privately to…

Program allows students to work for pay and gain credit

A new partnership between Mason and a non-profit organization will provide an opportunity for students who prefer the learning-by-doing method of education, beginning this spring. Enstitute, established in 2012, is a non-profit that coordinates apprenticeships for individuals with “innovative companies,”…

University reduces budget cuts; still cutting $9.4 million

Stabilization Fund and a University Stabilization Fund, which would function as preparation for future cuts. JJ Davis, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, said the state cuts “are really a snapshot of a long-term trend.” Davis and Provost David…

Same-sex marriage provides little for millennials

This story was originally published in the Nov. 3 issue of Fourth Estate. Earlier this month, a Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage in five states, and Mason students weighed in on the generational impact of this change. On Oct. 6, the Supreme Court decided…