Category: campus

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…

Electrical fire causes campus-wide power outage

By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer UPDATE: According to Mason Chief of Police Carl Rowan, the fire began while the power company was in the process of installing new fuses. The transformer caught fire after installing the second fuse, and the oil within…

What tenure does for Mason professors and students

By Huong Cao, Staff Writer On April 20, The Washington Post published an article about a tenured professor at California State University at Fresno, who ignited criticism on social media after posting a string of tweets mocking the death of…

EagleBank Arena is Number One

EagleBank Arena has been named number one in the world for concert and event tickets By Hailey Bullis, Staff Writer On April 18, EagleBank Arena announced that it was named number one in the world for concert and event tickets…

Special sculptures in the Art and Design building

By Ahmed Farid, Staff Writer The Art and Design building is one of the most creative buildings on campus. Students in the art department and those who are taking art classes have put their mark in the building, showcasing their…

First meeting of new student government

By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer; Michael Eberhart, News Editor Mason’s 39th Student Senate met for the first time on Thursday, April 26, 2018 in Merten Hall. New student government members were sworn into office, elected to senate leadership positions, and…

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…

A Title IX report alleged harassment by Student Body President

  By Lauren Sullivan, Staff Writer; Fareeha Rehman, Co-editor-in-chief; Michael Eberhart, News Editor Editor’s note: headline has been updated to more accurately reflect new information brought to Fourth Estate after the original article was published. Further updates have been added throughout…

Cradling a freshman phenom

An Interview with Patriots’ Midfielder Erin Donoghue By Domenic Allegra, Staff Writer The Atlantic 10 Conference Rookie of the year Erin Donoghue started her journey at Lenape High School, a New Jersey school located about 20 miles east of Philadelphia. Donoghue…