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Hazardous materials in Robinson Hall make renovations difficult

(Credit: Songjun Deng/Fourth Estate) The presence of hazardous materials, such as lead and asbestos, is one of the reasons Mason is requesting funding for the planning, demolition and reconstruction of Robinson Hall. According to Virginia’s Six-Year Capital Outlay Plan, Robinson…

In case of a crisis, download an app

An old mobile safety application, In Case of Crisis, has been reworked after a turn of events in an effort to promote student safety on campus. The free application available for iOS and Android devices can be used to report…

Annual Security Report provides more information on sexual violence

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) This year’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains more information concerning sexual assault than previous reports, mostly due to changes to the Clery Act. The federal Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus…

Fairfax City and County candidates encourage student votes

(Photo Credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) November elections are just around the corner, and candidates running for positions in Fairfax City and County are reaching out to Mason students. On Tuesday, Sept. 22, Mason Votes, George Mason Democrats, RepresentMason and GMU…

Update on Mason’s sexual assault task force

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) Last February, Mason’s Task Force on Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence published a report that contained eight recommendations to be implemented on campus by August 2015. Currently, seven out of the eight have been completed. Under…

Pope in D.C. talks climate change, faith and sainthood

(Photo Credit: Courtesy of Robert Horan/Mason Cable Network) Pope Francis visited Washington, D.C., last week as part of his five-day tour of the United States. This was the current pope’s first visit to the country, and he is the fourth…

Mason professors to be delegates at Paris climate conference

An official delegation consisting of several Mason representatives is headed to Paris at the end of November to attend the 21st Session of the Conference of the Parties (COPs) at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC). The…

Superhero kids

(Photo credit: Sarah Kladler/Fourth Estate) Muslim Students Association decorates capes for sick children as part of Peace Week The Muslim Students Association participated in Mason’s annual Peace Week by helping local sick children feel like superheroes. The event was called Capes for Kids,…

Parking Services advocates carpooling to campus

(Photo credit: Claire Cecil/Fourth Estate) As demand for parking has increased, Parking and Transportation Services has been encouraging students to share rides to campus. “We develop different ride share programs to help students find other carpool people or other students…

The Pope Comes to Town

Pope Francis arrived in Washington, D.C. today as part of his five-day tour of the United States. This is the current pope’s first visit to the country, and he is scheduled to make stops in three east coast cities: Washington D.C.,…