Category: News

Five best tweets about #MasonWiFiProblems

George Mason students seemed to have problems connecting to the university’s WiFi network yesterday afternoon across campus. Many people on Twitter were upset, but Mason WiFi is always a constant discussion online. Here are our picks for the best tweets…

Food pantry to address student homelessness

This story was originally published in the Feb. 9 issue of Fourth Estate. A storage closet in Sub 1 was converted into a Pop Up Pantry to help homeless and financially unstable students. The closet houses supplies such as non-perishable…

Mason works to promote healthy food choices for students

Food labels are becoming increasingly hard to decipher. With terms like “all-natural,” “non-GMO” and “free-range” appearing on labels, it is important that consumers understand exactly what they are buying. George Mason University’s Office of Sustainability works to provide leadership to…

Local Muslim organization makes space for all

This story was originally published in the Feb. 9 issue of Fourth Estate. MakeSpace is a progressive Muslim organization located in Alexandria that practices Islam through peaceful, all-inclusive acts of service. MakeSpace defines itself on its Facebook page as “an…

Ike’s will serve Mason-grown food

This story was originally published in the Feb. 9 issue of Fourth Estate. The President’s Park Greenhouse will start harvesting food for Ike’s dining hall this spring. “We have an arrangement with Sodexo where they have committed to $20,000 a…

Mexican restaurant will replace La Pat at JC

A new Mexican-style restaurant named Jorge’s will soon open in the previous location of La Patisserie  in the Johnson Center. The opening of this new restaurant is set for Monday, Feb. 16 at 11 a.m., according to Mark Kraner, the executive…

Mason professor heads Obama task force on 21st century policing

A national task force led by GMU Professor Laurie Robinson has been investigating the relationship between U.S. law enforcement and the communities they oversee. The task force was established in Dec. 18 by an executive order from President Obama in…

Award winners honored for social activism

This story was originally published in the Feb. 2 issue of Fourth Estate Below are excerpts of interviews with the recipients of the Spirit of King Award, which honors those who have made contributions to developing a multicultural campus community….