Category: News

Research at Mason: Where are we headed and what are the risks?

This story was originally published in the April 4 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason is serious about research. This semester, Mason formed a partnership with Inova Health Systems to collaborate on research in cancer, heart disease and personalized medicine. The…

Students clean up campus streams for Earth Month

(Photo credit: Alec Moore/Fourth Estate) The Office of Sustainability’s latest Earth Month event, the Mason Stream Clean-Up, took place last Saturday by Lot C. Student volunteers, as well as Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management staff, worked together to pick up…

Students unite to discuss refugee health at MasonWHO conference

(Photo credit: Donna Imadi/Fourth Estate) After six months of planning and organizing, the Mason Model World Health Organization held its first conference last weekend. The conference, sponsored by over 10 different Mason-affiliated organizations, appealed to students all across the region, including students…

Mason hosts sustainable food systems symposium

(Photo courtesy if Roger Leblanc) Mason’s Sustainable Food Systems Symposium on Friday, April 1, brought together students, faculty and nearly a dozen professionals to discuss emerging food systems. The event included an opening keynote speaker, a series of panelists, small…

Mason holds grand opening for Fenwick extension

This story was originally published in the April 4 issue of Fourth Estate. Last Thursday night, Fenwick Library held a grand opening celebration for its new extension. The Fenwick Library is the newest and largest library located on Mason’s Fairfax…

Law school renamed after $30 million donation

(Photo credit: Fourth Estate archives) by Matt Coyle The George Mason University School of Law will be renamed in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died earlier this year. The university recently announced the name-change…

The broken branch

(Photo credit: Alec Moore/Fourth Estate) This story was originally published in the Mar. 21 issue of Fourth Estate. Supreme Court vacancy spurs political controversy On March 16, President Obama nominated Merrick Garland to fill the vacancy left on the Supreme…

Safety video prepares students for worst-case scenario

This story was originally published in the Mar. 21 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason recently released a video created by the Center for Personal Protection and Safety (CPPS) that educates students about safety during an active shooter situation. David Farris,…

Three students found with potential bomb materials

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) Three Mason students were arrested last week after “bomb making materials” were found in a dorm room in Jefferson Hall. The arrests occurred last Wednesday, but it was not until this past Monday that the…