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Fenwick Library to be completed winter 2016

This story was originally published in the Oct. 20 issue of Fourth Estate The construction on Fenwick Library is on schedule to complete by winter of 2016. According to the Fenwick Focus website, the exterior on all five stories of…

Beloved Fenwick Library crane leaves campus

The crane above Fenwick library is being taken down from its perch. The crane, affectionally known as the ‘GMU Crane’ on social media, has assisted with construction on Fenwick and has become quite popular amongst students on campus. The crane…

Communication major to require fewer theory courses

The Department of Communication at George Mason University has finalized years of changes requiring fewer theory classes for a communications degree. The changes are an effort to teach more practical courses geared toward specific concentrations to prepare students for the…

“Coming out” still an obstacle for some LGBTQ identities

George Mason University celebrated National Coming Out Week last week, but while “coming out” has become easier for those who identify as “gay” or “lesbian,” other identities in the LGBTQ community are still facing harsh obstacles. National Coming Out Week…

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Forum provides outlet to discuss and end sexual violence

Members of the Mason community came together Tuesday evening to take part in the Freedom and Learning Forum, a biannual dialogue series that invited students and faculty to sign a pledge to end sexual violence at Mason. President Cabrera, who…

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Mason Police “rarely use” DOD military surplus program

University law enforcement agencies are able to receive surplus military gear through a program with the Department of Defense. Many college police departments have used the program since its creation in the late 1990’s. It is called the 1033 program,…

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Climate education program receives $3 million grant

The program Climate Matters recently received a $3 million grant to help better communicate climate change to the public. Dr. Edward Maibach, the director of George Mason University’s Center for Climate Change Communication and the lead investigator for the program,…