Author Archives: Jalen Reid

Student Government Roundup

Shakeup in student government leadership BY JALEN REID STAFF WRITER Student Government has undergone many changes over the last month. New legislation has been introduced, and leadership roles have shifted significantly. Davide Genoese-Zerbi, speaker of the senate, has resigned, as…

Student Government Roundup

BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER In the span of two Student Government (SG) meetings, legislation has been passed to allocate funds for a variety of events set to take place in upcoming months. During executive reports, the president and vice…

Mason Professor Discusses Paris Climate Agreement Report

A one-on-one with Edward Maibach about climate change BY JALEN REID STAFF WRITER As industrialization starts to spread to other parts of the world due to globalization and urbanization, the release of greenhouse gases is continuing at an alarming rate and…

Mason Senate Elects University Life Chairwoman

Student Body President and Vice President collaborate with NOVA Community College BY JALEN REID STAFF WRITER On Oct. 18, the 39th Student Senate met for the 10th time in Merten Hall. The senate passed legislation on four points. Two pieces of…

Student Government Discusses Controversial Topics

Gold Rush talk, being a conflict-free campus and condemning anti-Semitism BY JALEN REID STAFF WRITER On Oct. 11, 2018, the 39th Student Senate met at Merten Hall to discuss The George, Congressman John Lewis’ Fall for the Book talk, the first…

A History Of The Mercatus Center

A Closer Look at One of Mason’s Policy Think Tanks BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER The Mercatus Center, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization located on Mason’s campus in Arlington, Virginia, is a think tank affiliated with the economics department at Mason. According…

New Senators Welcomed Into The Student Senate

BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER The 39th student senate met for the eighth time in Merten Hall this week and discussed the implementation of bills and resolutions and executive appointments while welcoming 23 new senators. From the Executive Cabinet, Bekah Pettine,…

Mason’s Mercatus Center Uses Private Email Server

Journalists attempt to use FOIA to uncover Mercatus emails on private servers BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER According to recent reports from The Intercept, the Mercatus Center, Mason’s policy think tank, uses a private email server inaccessible to Mason personnel….

Mason Plans To Send $3000 To Rebuild Infrastructure

Concern over the allocation of funds to assist Mason Veteran Patriots BY JALEN REID, STAFF WRITER The fourth meeting of the 39th Student Senate took place last Thursday. The meeting was headed by the new speaker, Davide Genoese-Zerbi, and President Bekah…