Author Archives: Nina Motazedi

About Nina Motazedi

Nina is a senior pursuing her B.S. in Conflict Analysis and Resolution (International Conflict concentration) with a minor in Psychology. She is also the Editor-in-Chief of Mason's only undergraduate research journal, The George Mason Review.
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Students sue school

Student organization files lawsuit against Mason for Koch donation records BY NINA MOTAZEDI   Transparent GMU filed a lawsuit against Mason and the George Mason University Foundation Feb. 9, according to a press release from the organization, a lawsuit that…

Adjunct faculty demand change

BY NINA MOTAZEDI, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Adjunct Faculty Task Force recently published a report recommending an increase in current adjunct faculty conditions. Mason’s Provost, Davis S. Wu, established this task force back in March 2015 to identify issues in the…

EPA sues Mason for water contamination

BY NINA MOTAZEDI, STAFF WRITER Mason has agreed to pay a $20,000 fine for the discharge of diesel fuel oil and additional Environmental Protection Agency violations. On Jan. 17, 2015, Mason’s aboveground Central Heating and Cooling Plant in Fairfax discharged…

Through the Google Glass

BY NINA MOTAZEDI, STAFF WRITER   A study conducted by Mason shows that wearable technology like Google Glass is more likely to be cognitively efficient than handheld smartphones. Members of Mason’s Human Factors and Applied Cognition Department worked with researchers…

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Where does your tuition go? Mason answers in town hall

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) Yesterday, Student Government sponsored an event where students learned how their tuition money is spent. J.J. Davis, senior vice president for Administration and Finance, and Rose Pascarell, vice president for University Life, hosted the town hall…

The above information is from “Indispensible But Invisible: A Report on the Working Climate of Non-Tenure Track Faculty at George Mason University” by doctoral students Marisa Allison, Randy Lynn and Victoria Hoverman.

Mason task force addresses adjunct faculty concerns

This story was originally published in the Feb. 15 issue of Fourth Estate. Administration-led team finds different priorities than adjunct advocacy group A task force dedicated to addressing issues faced by Mason’s adjunct faculty will soon release the results of…

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Mason students discuss Islamophobia

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) As part of the Dialogue and Discussion Project, the Mason community came together last Tuesday night to discuss Islamophobia. The evening started with each of three panelists giving a short presentation. Remaz Abdelgader, a senior conflict…

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Virginia presidential primary set to be on Super Tuesday

(Photo credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) Students can vote in the upcoming presidential primary on March 1. For some students, like freshman Andrew Nicholson, this is the first presidential election in which they will be able to vote. “I feel empowered…

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Mason saves $1 million with Atrium cloud-based card system

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) This story was originally published in the Feb. 1 issue of Fourth Estate. A recent post audit shows that Mason will save approximately $1 million in the first five years of using it’s recently adopted…