Category: News

Mason students work with Syrian refugee children in Turkey

This story was originally published in the Nov. 10 issue of Fourth Estate. The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution is organizing a weeklong course this spring that will allow students to interact with Syrian refugees. The program,…

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…

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…

Mason computer science graduates have high earning potentials

Computer science majors have something to celebrate this week. According to a recent survey, Mason’s computer science graduates are in the top quarter of graduates nationwide by highest salary earning. The survey, conducted by the salary information website Payscale.com, reported…

VA Senate campaign managers discuss election results at Mason

Campaign managers of Mark Warner and Ed Gillespe’s campaigns came together in Arlington on Tuesday for a retrospective view on Virginia’s Senate race. David Hallock, senior advisor to Warner, and Paul Logan, communications director for Gillespe, represented their respective campaigns…

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…

University releases new promotional video

Mason Creative Services has released a new  promotional video titled “George Mason University, Today” showcasing the university. Director of Strategic Communication Michael Sandler is a university spokesperson and was one of the two scriptwriters for the video’s voice over. “The…

Mason professor investigates Pluto’s atmosphere

This story was originally published in the Nov. 10 issue of Fourth Estate. A Mason astrobiology and astronomy professor is part of a NASA-funded mission to learn more about Pluto’s atmosphere. Professor Mike Summers is one of the 24 co-investigators…