Category: Need To Know

Admissions office opens new visitor and tour center

The Admissions office recently opened a new tour and visitors center in Merten Hall. According to Lauren Wagner, senior assistant director of admissions and advisor to the Mason Ambassadors, the new location will help Mason cater to a growing number…

State of the Student Body Fall 2014 Address

Video produced by Robert Horan, General Manager of Mason Cable Network Student Body President Phil Abbruscato and Vice-President Dilan Wickrema spoke with Fourth Estate and Mason Cable Network during the first State of the Student Body address where they detailed what…

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Mason Police undergo accreditation assessment

This story was originally published in the Nov. 17 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason Police took an on-site re-accreditation assessment in early November to ensure that its policies and procedures meet national standards. Conducted by the Commission for Accreditation for…

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University reduces budget cuts; still cutting $9.4 million

Stabilization Fund and a University Stabilization Fund, which would function as preparation for future cuts. JJ Davis, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, said the state cuts “are really a snapshot of a long-term trend.” Davis and Provost David…

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Men’s basketball season preview

The Patriots take the court tonight against Cornell University in their season opener. Mason is a school aided by the development and exposure around the rise of the basketball program, but the general feeling around Fairfax is one of apathy….

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Two phishing efforts attempt to steal sensitive information

Two phishing attempts occurred earlier this week in an effort to obtain sensitive information from Mason students, faculty, and staff. Phishing is an effort by hackers, imitating legitimate companies or organizations, to obtain private information. According to an email sent…

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Dining Services release annual satisfaction survey

Mason’s Dining Services issues a survey each year for staff, student and faculty feedback about the various dining options on campus. According to Mark Kraner, executive director for Retail Operations at Mason, this is the eighth year that campus dining has…

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Community group holds discussion on affordable Fairfax housing

Members of the Fairfax community gathered Monday evening for a discussion on affordable housing options available to lower-income residents. The discussion was hosted by Virginians Organized for Interfaith Community Engagement as a way to raise awareness on an issue they…