Category: administration

Koch Uncovered

Editorial Note: Since September 2017, the Fourth Estate investigative team has been gathering information on the relationship between GMU and billionaire donor Charles Koch. The following stories are part of a series in which we will release everything we have…

Transparent GMU lawsuit update

Students and community members rallied on campus and outside Fairfax County courthouse in support By Sarah Bassil, Staff Writer Students from Transparent GMU and members of the Mason community gathered outside Merten Hall on Tuesday, April 24, with one clear…

Koch Uncovered: Part 3

Inside the Charles Koch Foundation’s “partnership” with Mason By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  “Twenty million dollars gets you a bench at Georgetown, but [20 million dollars] gets you a law school…

Koch Uncovered: Part 2

Mason faculty express concerns over administration’s lack of transparency By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Editorial Note: In Koch Uncovered: Part 1, the Fourth Estate investigative team described how billionaire businessman Charles…

Robinson Hall replacement part of upcoming renovations

BOTH BUILDINGS WILL BE TORN DOWN TO CREATE A MORE MODERN FACILITY By Sarah Wheeler, Staff Writer Mason has decided to demolish Robinson Hall to create a more modern academic facility for students and faculty. Construction for the new building…

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…

Commencement speaker announced

“Spotlight” inspiration Marty Baron to deliver speech at graduation BY EDNA MCCLUNG     Martin “Marty” Baron, the executive editor for The Washington Post, will deliver the Spring 2017 Commencement address at Mason’s 50th annual commencement on May 20. Baron…

In memoriam: Roger Wilkins

President Cabrera remembers former professor The following letter was emailed to George Mason faculty and staff from President Ángel Cabrera on March 28.   Dear Colleague,   This week, we lost one of our brightest stars. I’m saddened by the…

Board of Visitors’ first meeting of the year

BOV vote on changes to campus, discuss budgets   BY MICHAEL EBERHART   The Board of Visitors met for the first time in three months March 2 in Merten Hall. The meeting consisted of voting on several changes to campus…