Category: News

Right and Wrong: Students discuss displaced populations

(Photo credit: Astacia Pegram/Fourth Estate) On the night of Oct. 14, a group of students came together to ask, “Right, Wrong or Different?” The theme of this semester’s discussion was the ethical issues surrounding the global treatment of displaced populations,…

Mason looks to assist first generation population

For every three students that attend Mason, one of them is a first generation student. According to the Office of Institutional Research and Reporting, the percentage of Mason undergraduates who were first generation had reached 33% for the 2014-2015 school…

Fall 2016 freshmen to live on campus

All freshmen will be expected to live on campus starting in the fall semester of 2016. A recent announcement from David Burge, vice president of Enrollment Management and Rose Pascarell, vice president of University Life, indicates that new first year freshmen…

Ten senators elected to Student Government

(Photo credit: Fourth Estate Archives) On Oct. 6 and 7, Student Government elections were held for Student Senate. Out of 18 candidates running, 10 were elected, and 766 votes were cast. The results were announced Oct. 8 on the Student…

Mason police chief leaves for University of Chicago

Former Chief of Police Eric Heath has left Mason to work at the University of Chicago. He left on September 18 to become the executive director of campus safety at Chicago. “Eric Heath loved George Mason University,” Interim Police Chief…

Construction updates on campus

The Johnson Center roof Students came back this semester to find that the heavily trafficked Johnson Center was undergoing construction. The workers around the building and metal scaffoldings at every entrance were a result of a roof replacement project. Steve…

Mason Professor appointed Ben Carson’s senior economic advisor

Economics professor Thomas Rustici, Ph.D., has been named senior economic advisor for Ben Carson’s presidential campaign. Rustici’s role as senior economic advisor simply means that he advises Carson on all things economics. “Anything to do with money, taxes, programs —…

President Cabrera’s annual salary breakdown

In the past couple months, Virginia university presidents have been making headlines for topping the list of the highest-paid state employees. Among these presidents, Mason’s own Ángel Cabrera has been put at number six for highest-payed university presidents in Virginia,…

Hazardous materials in Robinson Hall make renovations difficult

(Credit: Songjun Deng/Fourth Estate) The presence of hazardous materials, such as lead and asbestos, is one of the reasons Mason is requesting funding for the planning, demolition and reconstruction of Robinson Hall. According to Virginia’s Six-Year Capital Outlay Plan, Robinson…