Category: Need To Know

Jalen Jenkins averaged 7.2 PPG and 6.0 RPG last season as a freshman (John Irwin/Fourth Estate)

Men’s Basketball Roster Preview

With the end of every college basketball season, seniors depart and new recruits enter the roster, creating a challenging and exciting time for basketball coaches, fans and teammates alike looking to continue their success from the previous season or gain…

Sean Tyree, a registered sex offender, has been harassing Mason students in and around Fairfax City and County. (Photo courtesy of the Virginia State Police sex offender registry)

Sex offender harassing Mason students around Fairfax

An email from Rose Pascarell, Vice President of University Life, was sent to Mason students last night warning of a sex offender that has been harassing female students in and around Fairfax City and County. The man’s name is Sean…

Mason women's volleyball looks to have a bounce back year in 2014.

Fall Sports Preview: Women’s Volleyball

Last week the Atlantic 10 conference released the preseason women’s volleyball poll, predicting that Mason would finish seventh in the conference. Coming off a tough first year in the A-10 where the team only won three conference matches and seven…

Photo by Amy Rose

Optic technology grants access to Anytime Dining

Beginning this fall, Mason Dining is reducing their reliance on Mason IDs, which had previously given students access to Mason’s gyms, housing and dining. This summer, all incoming freshman with meal plans will have their eyes scanned, specifically their irises,…

Sophomore Steffen Kraus will help a talented Mason team's efforts to return to the NCAA tournament (Fourth Estate archives)

Fall Sports Preview: Men’s Soccer

On Tuesday, Atlantic 10 coaches predicted Mason’s men’s soccer team to finish second in the A-10 Conference for the 2014 season. The poll predicts St. Louis University  to repeat its first-place finish from last season after out beating Mason and Virginia Commonwealth University for…

(Amy Rose/Fourth Estate) Black Student Alliance President Rasheed Parker leads students in march for solidarity for Mike Brown.

Students march in solidarity for Michael Brown in #HandsUpWalkOut

Mason students affiliated with the Black Student Alliance and other campus organizations marched on North Plaza on Monday afternoon in protest of the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Following the shooting, subsequent protests and clashes in Ferguson have sparked a…

Elena Beasley poses in front of the House of Parliament in Westminister, England.

Interns from Mason Find Opportunities Near and Abroad

This post was originally published in the Aug. 25 issue of Fourth Estate. Senior Alena Beasley interned for International Quality and Productivity Centre Exchange Worldwide in London this summer. IQPC Exchange Worldwide is a company that plans international events to…

Screenshot by Avery Powell

Mason Alert system gets a modern facelift

The university has updated its emergency notification system, Mason Alerts, to automatically enroll those who have been issued a @gmu.edu or @masonlive.gmu.edu email address. Automatic enrollment allows members of the Mason community to log in with their Mason credentials as…

Illustration by Katryna Henderson

Students lobby for changes to computer science honor policies

A group of students are lobbying Mason to make changes to the Computer Science department’s honor policy, which they see as inhibiting teamwork and collaboration. “The bar is too low for professors in the Computer Science department in the Volgenau…

Graph provided by Mason's Office of Budget & Planning.

What Mason looks like in graphs

Around this time a year ago, President Ángel Cabrera was inaugurated as Mason’s president – marking perhaps the biggest turning point in the university since it became an independent university in 1972. As Mason begins to go through these changes, it’s…