Category: News

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…

Tips for staying safe on campus

This story was originally published in the Mar. 21 issue of Fourth Estate. An email announcement on behalf of Dave Farris, director of Safety and Emergency Management in the Environmental Health and Safety Office, was sent out Feb. 16 to…

Water line damage causes flooding in Northern Neck

Flooding began Friday night; residents relocated to other dorms On the night of March 18, water flooded Northern Neck residence hall. Zachary Pope, director of University Life Safety and Emergency Management, said via email this was due to “a coupling…

Keeping the safety on

This story was originally published in the Mar. 21 issue of Fourth Estate. In mid-February, Director of Safety and Emergency Management Dave Farris sent out an email to the Mason community about safety on campus. According to Farris, the email…