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Transparent GMU Organizes Buchanan Hall Protest

THE STUDENT GROUP RALLIED SUPPORT FOR THEIR LAWSUIT AGAINST THE SCHOOL AND THE GMU FOUNDATION By Ashley Stewart, Staff Writer Students from Transparent GMU recently organized a demonstration at Buchanan Hall in support of their ongoing lawsuit against the school’s…


Understanding Donor Influence at GMU

STUDENT-SUPPORTED ORGANIZATION HOLDS MEETING ON CAMPUS  By Ashley Stewart, Staff Writer UnKoch My Campus, a national organization with the stated goal to “expose and expel undue donor influence in academia,” organized an event Oct. 24 in Research Hall. Transparent GMU,…


Transparent GMU Lawsuit Continues

“HISTORIC CASE” AGAINST THE UNIVERSITY AND GMU FOUNDATION MAY GO TO TRIAL By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer The second oral hearing for the Transparent GMU lawsuit against the George Mason administration and the GMU Foundation took place last Thursday, Oct….

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Transparent GMU: What You Need to Know

STUDENT ORGANIZATION MOVES FORWARD WITH LAWSUIT AGAINST SCHOOL By Alexander Shedd, Assistant News Editor  Transparent GMU, a student organization that “aims to shed light on the on the potential undue influence of GMU donors,” is moving forward with a lawsuit…

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Timeline of Transparent GMU Lawsuit

By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer 2005 – The Charles Koch Foundation begins donations to George Mason University totalling $95 million as of 2017 – the largest amount the foundation has donated to any school. 2012 – Transparent GMU’s founders learn…

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Campus Group Sues School for Koch Foundation Records

By Dana Nickel, Staff Writer Transparent GMU began oral arguments in their lawsuit against Mason last Friday, Sept. 22 at the Fairfax County Historic Courthouse over obtaining donation records from the influential Charles Koch Charitable Foundation, a non-profit organization funded…

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Students sue school

Student organization files lawsuit against Mason for Koch donation records BY NINA MOTAZEDI   Transparent GMU filed a lawsuit against Mason and the George Mason University Foundation Feb. 9, according to a press release from the organization, a lawsuit that…

Sexual assault investigation

BY SARMAT CHOWDHURY, STAFF WRITER Students received an email Sept. 16 alerting the community to the launch of an investigation surrounding a sexual assault case filed by a female student on campus. The investigation, led by the U.S. Department of…

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Lawsuit filed against Mason for denying FOIA records

Competitive Enterprise Institute seeks email correspondence after professors sign RICO-20 letter Additional reporting by Ellen Glickman & Alexa Rogers This past Friday, November 13, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a lawsuit against Mason. The Director of Media Relations for CEI,…

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Harmful if swallowed: California’s newest wine problem

Connor Smith, Staff writer With another drought looming, and the future of California’s wine industry in doubt once more, America’s biggest wine producer was just hit a death blow. According to a story broken last week by CNN, A class…