Category: News

Town hall discusses state budget’s impact on Mason

Provost, senior vice president present a generally positive outlook On Tuesday, Provost David Wu and Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance J.J. Davis hosted a town hall to discuss how Governor Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget for higher education would…

Mason Scholarship application gets a revamp

This story was originally published in the Feb. 29 issue of Fourth Estate. One year after a series of changes to the online Mason Scholarship application, the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA) is continuing to modify the application…

Global health experts discuss ethics of the battlefield

This story was originally published in the Feb. 29 issue of Fourth Estate. Panel event included announcement of new Global Health Fellows program On Feb. 24, a panel of experts met on Mason’s campus to discuss ethical issues that plague…

C-SPAN bus comes to Mason to spread presidential election awareness

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) This past Monday, C-SPAN’s election coverage bus stopped by Mason to spread awareness about the presidential election and the upcoming presidential primaries. After parking in the circle in front of the De Laski Performing Arts Building,…

Let it go? How Mason decides to call a snow day

This story was originally published in the Feb. 22 issue of Fourth Estate. To many Mason students, the decision of whether or not to call a snow day seems fairly binary: is there snow on the roads? If so, cancel….

“Kandahar Journals”: Conflict without Conclusion

Last Monday, photojournalist Louie Palu screened his film “Kandahar Journals” in the Johnson Center Cinema as part of the Visiting Filmmakers Series sponsored by the film and media studies department. The film focused on Palu’s experiences as an embedded photojournalist…

We stand alone: Mason’s role as an independent watershed

This story was originally published in the Feb. 22 issue of Fourth Estate. When it comes to hydrological studies, Mason offers its students and faculty a unique living laboratory; the Fairfax campus functions as its own independent watershed. According to…

Mason seeks to fill two university positions

This story was originally published in the Feb. 15 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason officials are seeking to fill two administrative positions: vice provost for digital innovation and learning and assistant vice president of University Life. The four candidates for…