Category: News

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…

Students discuss effects of Charlie Hebdo shooting

The School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution hosts safe space discussions as part of the Dialogue and Difference project so that the Mason community can talk about contentious current events and issues. Each semester, different student interns plan the topic…

Travel grant to support Mason faculty research in India

This story was originally published in the February 23 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason’s Office of Global Strategy is looking at proposals for a grant that will send a university faculty member to India in the spring 2015 semester. The…

School of Business to focus more on government contracting

George Mason University’s School of Business is changing its curriculum, adding two new concentrations to its Executive Masters in Business Administration program that emphasize the role Mason plays in preparing students for careers in government contracting. Sarah Nutter, Dean of…

Top 5 Mason snow tweets this week

The Mason community went through a roller coaster of emotions this week as they waited on the powers that be to decide whether or not to cancel classes amid snow on Monday evening going into Tuesday morning. Some students took…

Mason professor researching restless leg syndrome

This story was originally published in the February 16 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason nursing professor, Dr. Kathy Richards, recently submitted a proposal to the National Institute of Health to examine a common treatment for Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS) in…

Faculty senate votes to extend policy to protect gender identity

This story was originally published in the February 16 issue of Fourth Estate. The George Mason University faculty senate passed a resolution on Feb. 4 to add gender identity and expression to the university’s anti-discrimination policies. The resolution would extend…