Category: News

Students lobby for changes to computer science honor policies

A group of students are lobbying Mason to make changes to the Computer Science department’s honor policy, which they see as inhibiting teamwork and collaboration. “The bar is too low for professors in the Computer Science department in the Volgenau…

Farewell Interview with Provost Stearns

After 14 years as provost, Peter Stearns will officially resign from his position this summer. Fourth Estate’s Editor in Chief, Hau Chu, sat down with Stearns for a final interview about his time at Mason as provost.   While in…

Mason Hall to undergo renovations

In July, reconstruction on Mason Hall will mark the start of another construction project on the Fairfax campus. This project will be completed in two phases, each taking about four months. Mason Hall, built in 1989, is in need of…

Mason releases spring commencement speaker list

Mason has released its list of speakers for 2014 spring commencement. David Rubenstein, co-founder and co-CEO of The Carlyle Group, will speak at the main 2014 spring commencement ceremony. The Carlyle Group is a global asset management firm. Founded in…

Master plan seeks facility improvements on campus

In early January, Mason’s Office of Facilities began working on the master plan, an 18 month long project that is focused on improving Mason’s physical infrastructure on all of its campuses. The formation of the master plan follows the approval…

Costs complicate development of Greek Row

Bringing Greek housing to campus is not a new discussion at Mason. According to an April 9 panel on the topic, both administration and students have had numerous talks about how to bring fraternity and sorority housing options to campus. [On…

Program allows enrollment in Mason’s law school in three years

Mason is now offering a program that allows students to finish their undergraduate studies in three years and move directly to Mason’s law school. The program, called the “3+3 Accelerated Program,” requires incoming freshman to finish their undergraduate major requirements…

Student Government initiates Safe Rides proposal

The Student Government is currently constructing a system for a potential sober ride system, known as the Safe Rides Initiative. Safe Rides is the name the students have given to the system, due to its purpose of providing safe rides…

Results of the 2014 Student Government Election

After a long campaign, Phil Abbruscato and Dilan Wickrema were announced as President and Vice President of the Mason Student Body. The results of the Student Government election were declared at noon in the Johnson Center, Apr. 7. Along with…