Author Archives: Natalia Kolenko

About Natalia Kolenko

Natalia is the Campus News editor for Fourth Estate and a senior studying Communication (Journalism concentration) and Global Affairs (Environment concentration). She loves writing and hopes to one day become a journalist for a prominent magazine or news network/paper.

Campus events April 10 – 14

George Mason University campus events for Monday, April 10 — Friday, April 14 The month of April: National Poetry Month National Arab-American Heritage Month Alcohol Awareness Month Monday, April 10: Student Government election results, 12 p.m. in the Johnson Center…

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Parking and Petitions

Students create petition to halt parking prices, Parking Services explains high prices BY NATALIA KOLENKO, CAMPUS NEWS EDITOR   Two students recently released a petition to halt the rise of parking pass prices, one of at least four parking price…

Nestled on the third floor of Innovation Hall, the MIX is a collaborative environment where students and faculty can go to gain access to resources and equipment to help design, build and create, according to first-year master’s student Mana Momen, the MIX’s operations manager. (Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate)

Mason’s Makerspace lets students imagine, create

This story was originally published in the April 25 issue of Fourth Estate. Almost a full academic year since the formation of Mason’s Makerspace, the Mason Innovation eXchange (MIX) has had a busy year full of inventing and getting creative…

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Law school renamed after $30 million donation

(Photo credit: Fourth Estate archives) by Matt Coyle The George Mason University School of Law will be renamed in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died earlier this year. The university recently announced the name-change…

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Three students found with potential bomb materials

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) Three Mason students were arrested last week after “bomb making materials” were found in a dorm room in Jefferson Hall. The arrests occurred last Wednesday, but it was not until this past Monday that the…


Mason signs White House environmental pledge

This story was originally published in the Feb. 22 issue of Fourth Estate. (Photo credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) This past December, Mason joined a list of over 200 colleges and universities in signing the American Campus Act on Climate Pledge….


Mason wins Educator of the Year award

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) By Bindu Kumari The World Affairs Council–Washington, DC (WAC-DC) has selected Mason as the recipient of the Educator of the Year award for 2016. This award is given to universities, colleges and school systems in the tristate region of Washington,…

Mason president Ángel Cabrera made $615,759 in fiscal year 2014, the second highest amount in the state. (Photo courtesy of Evan Cantwell/Creative Services, George Mason University)

Students give Cabrera feedback on his contract renewal

(Photo courtesy of Evan Cantwell/Creative Services, George Mason University) By Alexandra Saviana This past December, a message from the Board of Visitors concerning the contract renewal of President Cabrera landed in every MasonLive inbox. This renewal was the subject of…