Category: Need To Know


Mason Housing is temporarily relocating over 400 students

Update (March 3 – 1:30 p.m.): According to a Housing email, heat has been restored to Student Apartment buildings seven, eight and nine. “This means you will be permitted to return to your space today,” said the email to residents of…

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No swiping for students with new Mason ID

Mason plans to introduce new ID cards this spring for students, faculty and staff. They will employ more sophisticated technology than the ones currently in use, replacing the barcodes with computerized chips. “We’re moving to an ID that has a…


Brown takes place among Mason greats

Lyn Midcap / Staff Writer Taylor Brown leads the Atlantic 10 in points per game this season, making school history on her way there. The junior guard from Bowie, Md. is only the 18th player in Mason’s women’s basketball history…


Mason’s Flexible Housing program to be reviewed

The current school year marked the first time George Mason University offered Flexible Housing, an option allowing male and female students to live together on campus. The Office of Housing and Residence Life will soon receive an assessment of the…

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Student government removes undersecretary of dining over tweets

Update (Feb. 25): Storm Paglia has provided an official statement to Fourth Estate regarding his removal from Student Government. Fourth Estate will continue to follow this story as it develops. Statement from Storm Paglia   George Mason University’s Student Government has…

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Students discuss effects of Charlie Hebdo shooting

The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution hosts safe space discussions as part of the Dialogue and Difference project so that the Mason community can talk about contentious current events and issues. Each semester, different student interns plan the topic…

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Faculty senate votes to extend policy to protect gender identity

This story was originally published in the February 16 issue of Fourth Estate. The George Mason University faculty senate passed a resolution on Feb. 4 to add gender identity and expression to the university’s anti-discrimination policies. The resolution would extend…


New concerns over the safety of riding DC metro

This story was originally published in the February 16 issue of Fourth Estate.  The Washington, D.C. Metro system recently experienced two separate incidents where smoke filled a train, one of which killed a passenger. The first incident occurred on the…


Student political organizations prove to have a growing effect

The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network was just selected as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation award winner for “Creative and Effective Institutions” giving them a one-time grant of $750,000, an achievement amidst a rise of student run political organizations on college campuses….