Category: News

University releases new promotional video

Mason Creative Services has released a new  promotional video titled “George Mason University, Today” showcasing the university. Director of Strategic Communication Michael Sandler is a university spokesperson and was one of the two scriptwriters for the video’s voice over. “The…

Mason professor investigates Pluto’s atmosphere

This story was originally published in the Nov. 10 issue of Fourth Estate. A Mason astrobiology and astronomy professor is part of a NASA-funded mission to learn more about Pluto’s atmosphere. Professor Mike Summers is one of the 24 co-investigators…

Middle East studies magazine recognized in New York Times

This story was originally published in the Nov. 10 issue of Fourth Estate An online magazine staffed by several Mason professors and graduates has become one of the top publications in Middle Eastern studies. Jadaliyya, co-founded by the director of…

Former congressmen join in post-election analysis and discussion

Students and community members gathered Wednesday evening at the Mason Global Center for a Post-Election Analysis discussion featuring former Republican Congressman Tom Davis and former Democratic Congressman Martin Frost. The event was hosted by the School of Policy, Government, and…

Opening of campus Panera Bread postponed

To the disappointment of many students, the opening of Panera Bread, the newest addition to the Johnson Center, has been postponed. “At this time it is anticipated that Panera will start training January 5th and open in time for spring…

Braddock Road and Route 50 undergoing road work

This story was originally published in the Nov. 4 issue of Fourth Estate. Braddock Road and Route 50 are both currently under construction for road improvements. This month the Virginia Department of Transportation is repaving both directions of Braddock Road’s…

Same-sex marriage provides little for millennials

This story was originally published in the Nov. 3 issue of Fourth Estate. Earlier this month, a Supreme Court decision legalized same-sex marriage in five states, and Mason students weighed in on the generational impact of this change. On Oct. 6, the Supreme Court decided…

2014 Elections recap: Republicans triumph in midterms

As the 2014 midterm elections wind down, here’s a brief recap of the major outcomes from important races in Virginia and around the nation and what those results mean for political control. Before Tuesday, the Senate makeup stood at 53…

LIVEBLOG: Elections 2014

Stay tuned for the Office of Student Media’s coverage of the 2014 elections streaming live here and on local MCN channel 231. 6:10 p.m. — First polls close in Kentucky, according to the New York Times. 6:11 p.m. — Mitch McConnell…