Category: News

Mason ranks on U.S. News best schools for veterans

This story was originally published in the March 30 print issue. U.S. News recently ranked Mason the 38th best college for veterans out of 311 schools across the country. The list only includes schools that ranked on the 2015 list…

Faculty senate questions athletics department funding

This story was originally published in the March 30 print issue. Mason’s faculty senate requested information about the funding given to the athletics department in a polarizing resolution passed Feb. 4, a move that reflects ongoing concerns about the university’s…

Campus police departments reform race relations

Police department reforms, concerning relationships with racial minorities and their subsequent policy reforms, are trickling down to the university level. This comes at a time when police and community relations are especially tense following events in Ferguson, M.O., New York…

Mason sexual assault task force releases report

George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera released the final report from Mason’s Task Force on Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence yesterday, which included over 15 long-term and eight short-term recommendations for the university to best eradicate sexual violence. Among the short-term recommendations to…

Hackers infiltrate seventeen sites over spring break

This story was originally published in the Mar. 30 print issue. As students were leaving for spring break, hackers infiltrated a slew of Mason websites, causing disruption by defacing websites. Marilyn T. Smith, vice president for Information Technology and Chief…

Walking across the stage more like walking to the bank

May is just around the corner and that means graduation season will soon be here but instead of feeling excited, some students have become concerned about the amount they are spending to celebrate their big day. “Buying a cap and…

Student Government Election Debate

March 26: Refresh this page throughout the night for live updates on the debate. You can also follow us on Twitter @IVEstate for live updates with the hashtag #gmudebate. The 2015 Spring Student Government Election Executive Debate was on March…

Mason weighs in on open web debate

This story was originally published in the March 30 issue of Fourth Estate. On Feb. 26, the Federal Communications Commission voted in favor of net neutrality, which prohibited Internet Service Providers from charging higher costs for faster high-speed Internet. The…