Category: News

Communication forum discusses social media in global context

The Department of Communication sponsored their fourth annual career forum on Tuesday that focused on building connections between students, faculty, and communications professionals. This year’s forum, titled #AllThingsSocial, allowed panelists to share insights about social media and digital communication in…

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Students express concern over Russia-Ukraine conflict

This story was originally published in the Oct. 27 issue of Fourth Estate. The effects of Russia’s annexation of Crimea are being felt by Ukrainian and Russian students as well as faculty here at Mason. Junior Daniel Rohov and freshman…

Mason email login to change later this semester

Mason students, faculty and staff will no longer be able to log in to their Masonlive email with their school assigned NetID and password starting later this semester. There are currently two ways to access Mason email: Patriot Pass, with…

Construction continues at Taylor Hall

Completion of new residence hall delayed until spring

This story was originally published in the Oct.28 issue of Fourth Estate. Construction on Taylor Hall, a new freshman honors residence hall has been halted for design and construction issues. Construction on the project began in April 2013 and was…

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Former Mason Law alum now serving in Congress

Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) is now the first Mason alum to serve in the U.S. Congress, representing Florida’s 13th district. Congressman Jolly grew up in Dunedin, FL and received his Bachelor’s degree in history from Emory University in Georgia. When…

Food truck regulations eased in Fairfax County

Food trucks in Fairfax County will now have an easier time starting their businesses, thanks to new regulations approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The old regulations treated food trucks as fast food restaurants and required zoning fees…

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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,…