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College Republicans and Democrats go head to head in JC debate

George Mason University’s Student Government held “First of All We Vote 2014” last night in the Johnson Center Atrium. The event, comprised of a debate between the College Republicans and the GMU Democrats, was hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity…

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New Mason IDs starting Spring 2015

A version of this story appeared in the Nov. 3 issue of Fourth Estate. The Mason Card Office will start issuing new IDs to students, faculty and staff starting next semester. Executive Director of Campus Retail Operations Mark Kraner says…

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University Life, Mason Police respond to incident in the JC

University Life and University Police are looking into an incident that occurred Saturday evening around 5:00pm in the Johnson Center. According to Michael Sandler, director of Strategic Communication, a male student fell from the third floor to the first floor…

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School for Conflict Analysis building new facilities in Lorton

Mason’s School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution is constructing new buildings at a site in Lorton, Virginia for students, faculty and potentially outside organizations to practice conflict resolution. Scheduled to open June 2015, the Point of View facilities are designed…

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Guide to the 2014 Senate Election

This story was originally published in the Oct. 27 of Fourth Estate. Featured photo by Ken Zirkel. No changes made. Creative Commons License. Three candidates will be on the ballot on Election Day in the race for a seat representing…

First, second generation students share immigration stories

This story was originally published in the Oct. 27 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason students came together on Oct. 13 to participate and watch the fourth annual Immigration Monologues. The event included students of various immigrant backgrounds sharing their own…

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Mason tests alert system through voluntary earthquake drill

The Environmental Health and Safety Office conducted two earthquake drills recently, preparing and educating students about the possible occurrence of the natural disaster as well testing George Mason University’s emergency management program, Mason Alert. Aside from the primary reason of…

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…