Tag: diversity

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

International Café: A Taste of Mason Diversity

A version of this story appeared in the Nov. 3 issue of Fourth Estate. Elena Galindo, staff writer Students came to enjoy typical snacks and games from New Zealand, Moldova, Mexico, France, Spain, Japan and the state of Virginia as…

Hiring policies focus on workplace diversity

This story was originally published in the Oct. 20 issue of Fourth Estate Affirmative action policies play a significant role in Mason’s push for diversity. In addition to following federal and state guidelines for affirmative action and diversity hiring policies,…