Category: News

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…

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…