Category: News

Our top 5 bizarre picks this week

The staff at Fourth Estate loves to read weird news, so here are our strangest picks of the week.  1. Lindsay Lohan sues Fox News over comment said on The Sean Hannity Show On Feb. 4, 2014, guests on The Sean…

VA House bill proposes public students’ right to counsel

Delegate Rick Morris of the Virginia House of Delegates proposed House Bill 1321 which would give students and student organizations the right to representation if they are charged with an offense that would be punishable by at least a ten…

Graduate enrollment on steady decline for VA public schools

This story was originally published in the February 2 issue of Fourth Estate. Enrollment has dropped at more than half of Virginia’s public colleges, including Mason, according to a recent report by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia….

Mason turns a spotlight on sexual assault and violence

This story was originally published in the February 2 issue of Fourth Estate. During a Board of Visitors meeting held on Dec. 10, Mason policies regarding sexual violence on campus were discussed, in light of intensified national concern over the…

“Ask Dr.Cabrera” forum centers on Koch donations

Mason President Ángel Cabrera took questions and concerns Tuesday morning during his “Ask Dr.Cabrera” session. The forum quickly centered around private funding from Charles and David Koch, two prominent conservative businessmen who head Koch Industries. The two brothers have donated privately to…

Mason students divided on national gun control debate

The Virginia Senate rejected a package of gun regulation measures proposed by Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Jan. 26 amid concealed carry debates on college campuses throughout the country. The bills proposed by McAuliffe would have renewed Virginia’s one-a-month handgun limit, required…

General Assembly considers standardization of AP and IB credits

A bill before the Virginia General Assembly would require that all of the state’s public universities and colleges award incoming freshman students the same amount of credits for Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and other college preparatory courses. State universities and…

Mason student creates program giving cats to those with autism

A Mason graduate student has created a new program that will provide companionship through cats to people with Autism and other developmental disabilities. Cats for Autism Treatment and Companionship was started last year by Melissa Mooney, a second year masters…

Our top five news picks this week

1. Former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney, won’t run a 3rd presidential race On Friday, Romney said he believed he could get the nomination, but he didn’t want to risk the Republican Party’s chance of winning the White House in 2016. He…