Author Archives: Hamna Ahmad

About Hamna Ahmad

Hamna is majoring in Government & International Politics and minoring in Spanish and Political Communications. She enjoys coffee, Law and Order: SVU, and all things Joe Biden.
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Native American Heritage Month

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER The Native American and Indigenous Alliance (NAIA) will host its 14th annual Veterans Day Powwow Friday, Nov. 11. The event, which will take place on the SUB I quad, features Native American culture while also…

Combatting substance abuse in Virginia

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe recently announced a new partnership with Mason that will bring the Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment program to the Commonwealth to combat substance abuse and fatal drug overdoses. The…

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Rosetta Stone comes to Mason

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER   Salut! ¿Cómo andas? Heb je geluncht? From dining halls to classrooms, a chorus of languages and dialects can be heard all across Mason’s campuses. With University Libraries’ new Rosetta Stone subscription, students, faculty and…

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Take a walk on the wild side

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER   A few things can help identify freshmen students: Class of 2020 T-shirts, bewildered faces, shiny new laptops and a novel with a bright orange spine and a polar bear on the front. That book…

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Research at Mason: Where are we headed and what are the risks?

This story was originally published in the April 4 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason is serious about research. This semester, Mason formed a partnership with Inova Health Systems to collaborate on research in cancer, heart disease and personalized medicine. The…

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Mason Scholarship application gets a revamp

This story was originally published in the Feb. 29 issue of Fourth Estate. One year after a series of changes to the online Mason Scholarship application, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) is continuing to modify the application…

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Concerned Student movement comes to Mason

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) “From George Mason to Mizzou,” black students advocate for change A group of students, operating under the name Concerned Mason Students, is protesting alleged racial inequalities on campus. The name is a reference to a nationwide…

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A new name for New Century College

New Century College (NCC) may soon be known as the School of Integrative Studies, according to Kelly Dunne, interim associate dean of NCC. The proposed name change comes with alterations to the college’s curriculum, campus presence and community collaboration. The…

This book was used to record details of free men in case their indentities were doubted. It includes names, origins and physical descriptions, among other characteristics. (Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate)

Mason student explores the history of slaves in Fairfax County

Georgia Brown, an undergraduate history major, is working with the Fairfax County Historic Records Center to create a searchable index of slaves mentioned in court documents. Brown, along with the other historians in the office, searches through documents like wills,…