Category: News

New iPhone case that connects via magnet created at Mason

Two members of George Mason University’s Innovation Lab have created a smartphone case designed as a sleeve to wear on the arm in which the phone attaches to the sleeve magnetically. OnYou is a smartphone case designed by Scott Bauer,…

Program allows students to work for pay and gain credit

A new partnership between Mason and a non-profit organization will provide an opportunity for students who prefer the learning-by-doing method of education, beginning this spring. Enstitute, established in 2012, is a non-profit that coordinates apprenticeships for individuals with “innovative companies,”…

Mason’s 24 hour crisis hotline only one in Virginia

Mason is the only university in Virginia with a crisis hotline that provides 24/7 counseling support for students. The hotline, first offered by  Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services office in 1998 and provides students with support in coping…

Student photographs dirt paths where the sidewalk ends

This story was originally published in the Nov. 17 issue of Fourth Estate. A Mason student has started using photography to document the numerous dirt paths around campus. Caroline Weinroth, a junior studying theatre, initially began the project as a…

State of the Student Body Fall 2014 Address

Video produced by Robert Horan, General Manager of Mason Cable Network Student Body President Phil Abbruscato and Vice-President Dilan Wickrema spoke with Fourth Estate and Mason Cable Network during the first State of the Student Body address where they detailed what…

Mason Police undergo accreditation assessment

This story was originally published in the Nov. 17 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason Police took an on-site re-accreditation assessment in early November to ensure that its policies and procedures meet national standards. Conducted by the Commission for Accreditation for…

University reduces budget cuts; still cutting $9.4 million

Stabilization Fund and a University Stabilization Fund, which would function as preparation for future cuts. JJ Davis, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, said the state cuts “are really a snapshot of a long-term trend.” Davis and Provost David…

Mason students work with Syrian refugee children in Turkey

This story was originally published in the Nov. 10 issue of Fourth Estate. The Center for World Religions, Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution is organizing a weeklong course this spring that will allow students to interact with Syrian refugees. The program,…