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Mason ranked nationally for flagship writing program

U.S. News & World Report has nationally ranked George Mason University’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program for the 13th year in a row. Mason is one of the 11 American colleges and universities listed in the ranking. Some notable schools listed…

New fire and police headquarters to be built in Fairfax

This story was originally published  in the Oct. 20 issue of Fourth Estate. A new public safety building housing Fairfax County Police headquarters as well as the Firemen’s headquarters and other offices will be ready for use in spring 2017….

Hiring policies focus on workplace diversity

This story was originally published in the Oct. 20 issue of Fourth Estate Affirmative action policies play a significant role in Mason’s push for diversity. In addition to following federal and state guidelines for affirmative action and diversity hiring policies,…

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New science center to provide more research opportunities

Mason began construction on the Potomac Science Center, a new educational and research facility, earlier this month. Located in Woodbridge at the intersection of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers, the center will provide a new home for the Potomac Environmental…

Fenwick Library to be completed winter 2016

This story was originally published in the Oct. 20 issue of Fourth Estate The construction on Fenwick Library is on schedule to complete by winter of 2016. According to the Fenwick Focus website, the exterior on all five stories of…

Beloved Fenwick Library crane leaves campus

The crane above Fenwick library is being taken down from its perch. The crane, affectionally known as the ‘GMU Crane’ on social media, has assisted with construction on Fenwick and has become quite popular amongst students on campus. The crane…

Communication major to require fewer theory courses

The Department of Communication at George Mason University has finalized years of changes requiring fewer theory classes for a communications degree. The changes are an effort to teach more practical courses geared toward specific concentrations to prepare students for the…