Category: News

Mason professors to be delegates at Paris climate conference

An official delegation consisting of several Mason representatives is headed to Paris at the end of November to attend the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COPs) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). The…

Superhero kids

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) Muslim Students Association decorates capes for sick children as part of Peace Week The Muslim Students Association participated in Mason’s annual Peace Week by helping local sick children feel like superheroes. The event was called Capes for Kids,…

Parking Services advocates carpooling to campus

(Photo credit: Claire Cecil/Fourth Estate) As demand for parking has increased, Parking and Transportation Services has been encouraging students to share rides to campus. “We develop different ride share programs to help students find other carpool people or other students…

The Pope Comes to Town

Pope Francis arrived in Washington, D.C. today as part of his five-day tour of the United States. This is the current pope’s first visit to the country, and he is scheduled to make stops in three east coast cities: Washington D.C.,…

Grounds Shop initiative creates bee havens, gardens

(Photo credits: Claire Cecil and Songjun Deng/Fourth Estate) The Mason Grounds Shop is taking steps to add local flora and fauna to campus. While the average passerby enjoys these bursts of color, so do the bees. Archie Nesbitt supervises the…

North Plaza: Mason’s free speech zone

Mason is a school with complete and total freedom of expression, and therefore was recently awarded a “green light” rating from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. This freedom, coupled with Mason’s status as a public university, means that any…

A Career Services overhaul is leading to more jobs for graduates

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) Over the past five years or so, Mason Career Services has changed the way it helps students find jobs after graduation, and the change is working. Christine Cruzvergara, Director of University Career Services, said the…

Honors College students ambitious for change

This semester, a new student group has formed to be a voice for under-represented groups in the Honors College. Honors College Black Ambition (HCBA) was formed by two University Scholars, Juniors Desmond Moffitt and Nakia Ridgeway, at the end of last…

Air conditioning down in 10 buildings

Facilities announced via email at 1:11pm that air conditioning is not working in the following buildings: the Johnson Center, David King Hall, Robinson A and B, Krug Hall, Finley Building, the East and West Buildings, Sub I, and Aquia. The…

Standardized tests phasing out of college applications

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) One of the most prominent schools in the country, George Washington University, recently dropped its requirement of submitting test scores for freshman admission, following in the footsteps of Mason. Mason dropped its requirement of submitting…