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Mason’s land owned by three individuals during the Civil War

(Photo credit: David Schrack/Fourth Estate) Before there was Mason… This story is the second in a short series by Fourth Estate that explores what Mason’s campus looked like before it became the grounds for a university. Northern Virginia is rich with…

The name of the game: Three Mason offices get new titles

This story was originally published in the Feb. 15 issue of Fourth Estate. In the past few months, several offices at Mason, including the Center for Global Education and Mason Korea, have changed their names. The Center for Global Education…

Mason signs White House environmental pledge

This story was originally published in the Feb. 22 issue of Fourth Estate. (Photo credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) This past December, Mason joined a list of over 200 colleges and universities in signing the American Campus Act on Climate Pledge….

On-campus assaults lead to “It’s on Us” reminder

(Photo credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) After Interim Police Chief Thomas Longo sent out an email to the Mason Community Feb. 8 regarding two recent sexual assaults, Student Body President Khushboo Bhatia reminded the community of the It’s on Us campaign. It’s on…

Mason task force addresses adjunct faculty concerns

This story was originally published in the Feb. 15 issue of Fourth Estate. Administration-led team finds different priorities than adjunct advocacy group A task force dedicated to addressing issues faced by Mason’s adjunct faculty will soon release the results of…

Mercatus fellow charts new media in data-driven reporting

This story was originally published in the Feb. 15 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason’s Mercatus Center recently launched a website for numbers-driven reporting. Mercatus fellow Brent Skorup created the website, Media Metrics, which went live Jan. 25. The site displays…

Mason students discuss Islamophobia

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) As part of the Dialogue and Discussion Project, the Mason community came together last Tuesday night to discuss Islamophobia. The evening started with each of three panelists giving a short presentation. Remaz Abdelgader, a senior conflict…

Mason wins Educator of the Year award

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) By Bindu Kumari The World Affairs Council–Washington, DC (WAC-DC) has selected Mason as the recipient of the Educator of the Year award for 2016. This award is given to universities, colleges and school systems in the tristate region of Washington,…

“You deserve Hell” preacher’s message to Mason

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) Nearly every week, DCforJesus founder and preacher Jorge Piña can be found spreading his message in North Plaza near the Johnson Center. “Any time, any place, any way; proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ!” is the…