Category: News

What you missed this week

Saturday 10/31 A plane crash in Egypt sparks worldwide controversy about who caused it and if it was a bomb. This crash has started to impact U.S. international flight. An upcoming Fourth Estate article will mention the plane crash and its…

The Volgenau School of Engineering turned 30 this year

(Photo credit: Claire Cecil/Fourth Estate) The beginning of this semester marked the thirtieth year that Mason’s school of engineering has been on campus. According to the engineering school’s annual report, on March 19, 1985, the Board of Visitors approved the founding of the…

Presidential candidates address rising higher education costs

by Nina Motazedi As the 2016 presidential campaign continues, some candidates have begun highlighting their plans for reforming higher education. Candidates from both parties — including Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders, Marco Rubio, Chris Christie and others — have proposed plans…

Renovated Fenwick library to open in January 2016

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) by Yu Bai The new addition to Fenwick Library is scheduled to open at the start of the 2016 spring semester. With additional space nearly twice the size of the current library, Fenwick will provide…

Mason bike share program postponed

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) The new bike loan program Mason had intended to begin this fall has been postponed due to unforeseen circumstances. This decision comes after the unexpected resignation of former Transportation Coordinator Marina Budimir, who left the…

What students need to know about Tuesday’s Election

Tuesday, Nov. 3 is Election Day at Mason and around the country. 2015 is a midterm election year, meaning that candidates are running for positions at the state and local levels. During Meet the Candidates Day in September, candidates like…

Fourth Estate staff shares ghost stories for Halloween

  Tomorrow is Halloween, and in the spirit of the spooky holiday, the Fourth Estate staff has shared its best ghost stories for everyone to enjoy! Natalia Kolenko, Assistant News Editor “I lived in Massachusetts till I was nine, in an…

Watch: Bernie Sanders brings student on stage at town hall

At the National Student Town Hall Wednesday, Oct. 28, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders fielded questions from students in the audience and around the nation. Hosted in a gym in the Recreation and Athletic Complex, the town hall was streamed live to…

Mason looks to decrease substance abuse with new training program

by Sophia Delmar The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) awarded Mason a three-year, $920,000 Health Professions Student Training grant to provide new training in screening for substance abuse. According to Mason’s College of Health and Human Services,…