Category: News

Mason students launch campaign to fund the DREAM

This story was originally published in the Mar 2 print issue of Fourth Estate. Mason DREAMers is currently raising money to fund a scholarship to help lessen the burden of high tuition costs for undocumented students. Through their campaign launched…

Green Machine honored by Virginia General Assembly

This story was originally published in the Mar 2 print issue of Fourth Estate. Dr. Michael “Doc Nix” Nickens and the Green Machine have landed at number one on the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s High Five: Best Pep Bands list…

Mason Housing is temporarily relocating over 400 students

Update (March 3 – 1:30 p.m.): According to a Housing email, heat has been restored to Student Apartment buildings seven, eight and nine. “This means you will be permitted to return to your space today,” said the email to residents of…

Adjunct faculty hold “teach in” for better treatment

Students and faculty at George Mason University participated a “teach in” called Adjunct Dignity Day in solidarity with national Adjunct Walkout Day.  The event occurred on campuses across the United States on Feb. 25. The teach-in was organized by the…

New academic programs to begin within the year

This story was originally published in the Feb. 23 print issue. On January 12, Mason received approval from the State Council of Higher Education to begin three new degree programs: a B.S. in Kinesiology, a M.A. in International Security and…

Mason’s Flexible Housing program to be reviewed

The current school year marked the first time George Mason University offered Flexible Housing, an option allowing male and female students to live together on campus. The Office of Housing and Residence Life will soon receive an assessment of the…

Honey Bee Initiative goes to the Amazon

This story was originally published in the Feb. 23. print issue of Fourth Estate. Mason’s Honey Bee Initiative will be offering a new course that goes to the Amazon Rainforest to teach local communities beekeeping. The course, titled “The Importance…

Interstate 66 to undergo expansion, hopefully improving commutes

This story was originally published in the Feb. 23 print issue. Additional reporting by Reem Nadeem. The Virginia Department of Transportation is planning to widen Interstate 66 from one to two lanes between the Beltway and the town of Haymarket. The expansion…

Student government removes undersecretary of dining over tweets

Update (Feb. 25): Storm Paglia has provided an official statement to Fourth Estate regarding his removal from Student Government. Fourth Estate will continue to follow this story as it develops. Statement from Storm Paglia   George Mason University’s Student Government has…