Category: News

Mason’s smoking policy gets an update

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) This story was originally published in the Mar. 21 issue of Fourth Estate. Last October, Mason updated its smoking policy to include vaping, which is no longer allowed within university buildings, after concerns from the…

Where does your tuition go? Mason answers in town hall

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) Yesterday, Student Government sponsored an event where students learned how their tuition money is spent. J.J. Davis, senior vice president for Administration and Finance, and Rose Pascarell, vice president for University Life, hosted the town hall…

New early detection Lyme disease test a reality

This story was originally published in the Feb. 29 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason researchers have created an early detection urine test for Lyme disease after three years of research. According to Lance Liotta, co-director and medical director of the…

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…