Author Archives: Laura Scudder

About Laura Scudder

Laura Scudder is the Copy Chief of Fourth Estate for the 2021 fall semester. She is majoring in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and minoring in Sustainability Studies, and can be found on Twitter @laurascudds.

NEW UPDATES TO CHOSEN NAME AND PRONOUNS POLICY

Chosen names to be displayed in new online locations for students and employees BY LAURA SCUDDER COPY CHIEF Following the original adoption of the Chosen Name and Pronouns Policy in 2019, the university is making updates.  According to an email…

MASON TO RAMP UP TESTING AS SEMESTER CONTINUES

Safety & Emergency Management staff comment on Mason’s testing operations BY LAURA SCUDDER, COPY CHIEF As Mason responds to the Delta variant, COVID-19 testing is expected to be ramped up within the coming weeks.  In an email sent on Wednesday,…

MASON COMMUNITY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR CUSTODIAL STAFF AT CAR CARAVAN

Students, staff and local labor unions show up to advocate for Mason’s custodial workers, who have alleged poor working conditions BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Members of the Mason community gathered in the University Mall parking lot to caravan to support…

TOM FELTON HEADLINES MASON’S HOMECOMING

Patriot Activities Council hosts former “Harry Potter” star on YouTube livestream BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Echoes of “Pottah” could be heard on the YouTube livestream that hosted Tom Felton on Saturday, Feb 6. The actor, best-known for his role as…

THE ARRIVAL OF GREGORY WASHINGTON

Mason’s president speaks about anti-racism, COVID-19 and the revival of the Renaissance BY PETER NJOROGE AND LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  Could you give us a summary of your long and…

University Provides Updates on Fall Semester

Mason holds town hall on reopening, launches website  BY LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF In a town hall held on Wednesday, June 24, Interim President Anne Holton and other university administrators answered questions from the Mason community and discussed Mason’s reopening plan…