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Mason professor researching restless leg syndrome

This story was originally published in the February 16 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason nursing professor, Dr. Kathy Richards, recently submitted a proposal to the National Institute of Health to examine a common treatment for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) in…

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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…

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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…

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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….

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Students gather to mourn Chapel Hill victims

  On Friday, Feb. 13, The George Mason Muslim Student Alliance hosted a vigil in honor of the three victims of the Chapel Hill, N.C. shooting on Feb. 10. The vigil started with a recitation of verses from the Quran,…

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Mason to review medical amnesty program

Following the program’s implementation last year, George Mason University will review the effectiveness of the Medical Amnesty Program this year. Currently, the program allows students to receive medical attention in an alcohol-related emergency without disciplinary action from the university (otherwise called “amnesty”). The…

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Five best tweets about #MasonWiFiProblems

George Mason students seemed to have problems connecting to the university’s WiFi network yesterday afternoon across campus. Many people on Twitter were upset, but Mason WiFi is always a constant discussion online. Here are our picks for the best tweets…

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Food pantry to address student homelessness

This story was originally published in the Feb. 9 issue of Fourth Estate. A storage closet in Sub 1 was converted into a Pop Up Pantry to help homeless and financially unstable students. The closet houses supplies such as non-perishable…