Tag: diversity

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Embracing Your Background: Native American Heritage Month

WHAT IS THE IMPORTANCE OF NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE MONTH? By Michael Abler, Staff Writer Throughout November, George Mason University will host a series of events — including one that occurred on Monday Oct. 30 — to celebrate Native American heritage. The…

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Rise and shine with Women of Color in STEM

Tatyana White-Jenkins, Assistant Lifestyle Editor After noticing a lack of diversity in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) field at Mason, a group of students created an organization centered on empowering women of color in STEM fields. Women of…

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Thai-flair emerges at Mason

Jevette Brown, Staff Writer Exemplifying diversity, Mason is adding the Thai Student Association (TSA) to it’s list of 250-plus organizations. Founder Chakapong Soundara, or M for short, said the association’s purpose is “to unite Thai-Americans, Thai Students, and anyone who…

In fall of 2014, 33 percent of Mason undergraduates were first generation, according to the Office of Institutional Research and Reporting. (Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate)

Mason looks to assist first generation population

For every three students that attend Mason, one of them is a first generation student. According to the Office of Institutional Research and Reporting, the percentage of Mason undergraduates who were first generation had reached 33% for the 2014-2015 school…

2014 iWeek Parade. Photo by Will Martinez/Creative Services/George Mason University

iWeek list of events

                      International Week starts today. For what is going on read below and for more information check out the event’s website. Correction was made to time/place of “Bengali Patriots Saree…

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Get Your Heart On

This story was originally published in the Feb. 09 issue of Fourth Estate. Allison Lundy, staff writer The Mason community is teaching students about healthy relationships and self-respect. The Get Your Heart On event hosted by Wellness, Alcohol and Violence…

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Why Oscar nominations matter

Last Thursday, The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced their nominations for the 2015 Oscars. Much to the dismay of avid movie watchers, the academy made nominations that were boring and without diversity. In particular, the academy did…