Category: Need To Know

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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…

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Executive Candidates debate in the JC

Candidates running for Mason student body president and vice president By Tisha Herrera, Staff Writer Ten candidates from five campaigns participated in the spring Student Government Election Executive Debate, hosted on Thursday night, March 22 in the Johnson Center. Candidates…

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Mason students “March for Our Lives” in D.C.

Thousands join Parkland survivors to call for gun reform in Washington By Olivia Vermane, Staff Writer Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School senior Emma Gonzalez was one of many student speakers who survived the Feb. 2018 shooting in Parkland, Fla. who…

How Mason pays for campus construction

If funds can’t be raised, tuition and housing costs may go up By Isabella Lamagdeleine, Staff Writer With massive construction projects planned for the next several years, Mason administration officials have plans to make sure the university does not overextend…

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Students examine George Mason’s past

Research group looks into the Founding Father’s history of slavery By Isabella Lamagdeleine, Staff Writer Enslaved Children of George Mason (ECGM), a research group dedicated to the intricacies of the university namesake’s interactions and history with enslavement, spent last summer…

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Former Secretary of State speaks at Mason

Editor’s note: At the time of the event, former Sec. Rex Tillerson still held his position. He was fired on March 13. Tillerson will be replaced by Mike Pompeo, who was the C.I.A. Director. Pompeo’s position will be replaced by Gina Haspel, upon…

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Koch Uncovered: Part One

DONORS USE STUDENT AND FACULTY “TALENT PIPELINES” TO SERVE IDEOLOGICAL GOALS By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Editorial Note: Since September 2017, the Fourth Estate investigative team has been gathering information on…

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Mason celebrates Women’s History Month

“MAKE YOUR OWN DAMN SANDWICH” AND OTHER EVENTS THROUGHOUT MARCH By Abigail Adcox, Staff Writer March 1 marks the official start of Women’s History Month. Mason’s Women and Gender Studies Center will celebrate with a variety of events throughout the…

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Madison Essig fights for Mason LIFE in Student Senate

FORMERLY A STUDENT SENATE REPRESENTATIVE FOR THE PROGRAM, ESSIG IS NOW A FULL SENATOR By Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Madison Essig, formerly the Student Government representative for Mason LIFE, is now a full-fledged member of Student Senate. Mason LIFE,…