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The Life and Legacy of David Koch

DAWSON WEINHOLD, STAFF WRITER On Aug. 23, 2019, billionaire philanthropist David H. Koch died after his long battle with prostate cancer. Despite his death, the impact he made on society will not only remain but continue to grow through the…

This Week in Politics

Monday 8/19 Arresting New York Police Department officer involved in Eric Garner’s death is fired. Planned Parenthood announces it will reject Title IX funding rather than comply with new abortion rules.  Tuesday 8/20 Massive fire rages at a record rate…

Kavanaugh’s Hiring is a Part of a Bigger Issue at Mason

BY BASMA HUMADI, MANAGING EDITOR Since the news broke that Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh will come to Mason as a distinguished visiting professor with a three-year contract, the pushback from the community at large has been overwhelming to say the…

Coffee With the President

President Cabrera talks business, education and the future BY ALEXANDER SHEDD, EDITOR IN CHIEF The first thing you notice walking into the president’s corner office on the top floor of Merten Hall is the glass double doors. Looking through, one sees…

Koch-Busters Deliver Petition To President Cabrera’s Office

Students from Transparent GMU petition over gift agreements BY JACK HARVEY STAFF WRITER On Thursday, Oct. 25, students in a demonstration organized by Transparent GMU delivered a petition in which they demanded from President Ángel Cabrera, that all Mason gift agreements…

Koch Uncovered: Part 3

Inside the Charles Koch Foundation’s “partnership” with Mason By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  “Twenty million dollars gets you a bench at Georgetown, but [20 million dollars] gets you a law school…

Koch Uncovered: Part 2

Mason faculty express concerns over administration’s lack of transparency By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Editorial Note: In Koch Uncovered: Part 1, the Fourth Estate investigative team described how billionaire businessman Charles…

Koch Uncovered: Part One

DONORS USE STUDENT AND FACULTY “TALENT PIPELINES” TO SERVE IDEOLOGICAL GOALS By Dana Nickel, Ashley Stewart, Olivia Vermane, Staff Writers; Alexander Shedd, News Assistant Editor Editorial Note: Since September 2017, the Fourth Estate investigative team has been gathering information on…