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Students give Cabrera feedback on his contract renewal

(Photo courtesy of Evan Cantwell/Creative Services, George Mason University) By Alexandra Saviana This past December, a message from the Board of Visitors concerning the contract renewal of President Cabrera landed in every MasonLive inbox. This renewal was the subject of…

New Fenwick Library is open for business

Today, the Fenwick library addition opened to the Mason community. After more than three years of construction and a final budget totaling $60 million, students and faculty can now use the library space. According to Jennifer Wilder, development and communications coordinator for…

Student protesters face off at Obama town hall on gun control

(Photo credit: Amy Rose/Fourth Estate) Last Thursday, President Obama and a handful of selected invitees sat down in Dewberry Hall for a televised forum moderated by CNN’s Anderson Cooper to discuss Obama’s recent executive action on gun control. Just outside the town hall, students…

Fenwick on the move

By Yu Bai On November 16, Fenwick Library started a book move. According to Diane Smith, associate university librarian, as collections are packed up and moved into the new space, Mason students, faculty and staff should plan to make sure they…

A new name for New Century College

New Century College (NCC) may soon be known as the School of Integrative Studies, according to Kelly Dunne, interim associate dean of NCC. The proposed name change comes with alterations to the college’s curriculum, campus presence and community collaboration. The…

Mason awarded for accomplishments in undergraduate research

by Yu Bai This October, Mason was awarded the 2015 Campus-wide Award for Undergraduate Research Accomplishment sponsored by the Council on Undergraduate Research. The award is given annually to higher-education institutions that provide high quality research opportunities for undergraduate students….

Graduate students study effects of #BlackLivesMatter

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) A group of Mason graduate students studying communication recently sent out a survey to discover what motivates Twitter users to adopt the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Bridget Bush, a first year graduate student in communication, said the group…

Stay Mason Student Support Fund application goes live

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) by Amina Benguedouar A million dollar fund created to serve as a fallback for students at Mason is now open to applicants. The Stay Mason Student Support Fund, previously called the Mason Access Initiative, is designed to help…

Mason community and Fairfax County address homelessness

(Photos by Claire Cecil/Fourth Estate) Homelessness is an issue both on campus and in the greater Fairfax County area. In a survey conducted by graduate student Yara Mowafy in the spring of 2015, half of the 300 participants indicated they…