Category: News

Mason ranks high in diversity

  BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER   Mason has made the list of the Diverse’s Top 100 Degree Producers, a survey that ranks U.S. universities based on minority graduation rates. According to the organization’s survey, Mason ranked number 46 for…

Rosetta Stone comes to Mason

BY HAMNA AHMAD, STAFF WRITER   Salut! ¿Cómo andas? Heb je geluncht? From dining halls to classrooms, a chorus of languages and dialects can be heard all across Mason’s campuses. With University Libraries’ new Rosetta Stone subscription, students, faculty and…

Who wants to be an astronaut?

BY GABRIELLE NELSON, STAFF WRITER   Astronaut Timothy Kopra recently came to Mason to tell students and staff about his career with NASA and his experience in space after returning in June from a six-month mission to the International Space…

CAPS introduces initial consultations

BY RIDA KAYANI, STAFF WRITER   University Life’s Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) has introduced a new way to schedule counseling appointments called initial consultations According to CAPS, the initial consultations, created from the feedback provided by the student body…

Beta back at Mason

  BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER   Fraternity Beta Theta Pi is making a comeback to Mason’s campus after the chapter was closed down in 1997 due to low recruiting numbers. Back then, there were only about 24,000 students enrolled…

Mason printing gets a makeover

BY MACKENZIE EARL, STAFF WRITER   The Johnson Center’s printing system has been revamped to increase printing convenience and security at Mason.   In the past, students were forced to swipe their Mason IDs and select their own print job…

MBA students regenerate the water supply

BY MACKENZIE EARL, STAFF WRITER   A team within Mason’s Executive MBA program has used their in-class learning to produce real-world results. Four students in the Critical Infrastructure track have produced a development plan to provide DC Water with a…

FLOTUS headlines Clinton rally

BY MACKENZIE REAGAN, EDITOR-IN-CHIEF   First Lady of the United States Michelle Obama spoke at Mason on Friday, Sept. 16 on behalf of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.   Supporters lined up as early as 8:30 a.m. for the afternoon event….

FLOTUS TO SPEAK AT MASON

by Fourth Estate staff First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the Johnson Center on Friday on behalf of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to a press release sent Tuesday afternoon. Attendees must RSVP through Clinton’s campaign website. Admission will be determined…

Through the Google Glass

BY NINA MOTAZEDI, STAFF WRITER   A study conducted by Mason shows that wearable technology like Google Glass is more likely to be cognitively efficient than handheld smartphones. Members of Mason’s Human Factors and Applied Cognition Department worked with researchers…