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Board of Visitors’ first meeting of the year

BOV vote on changes to campus, discuss budgets   BY MICHAEL EBERHART   The Board of Visitors met for the first time in three months March 2 in Merten Hall. The meeting consisted of voting on several changes to campus…

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Other changes coming to Mason Dining

Changes to Southside, the Johnson Center and meal plans BY KEIRSTEN ROBINSON, STAFF WRITER   At the beginning of the Spring 2017 semester, several changes occurred in the dining halls and at different food-related locations around campus. These dining and…

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The life and legacy of Yama Quraishi

Grad student dies in terrorist attack in Afghanistan BY ERIK TRUONG, STAFF WRITER Mason faced a somber day Jan. 10 when Mason graduate student Yama Quraishi was killed in a terrorist attack while in Afghanistan. Working for the Afghanistan Embassy…

Solar eclipse watch

Mason researchers will study solar eclipse to improve communications. BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER On Aug. 21, 2017, a solar eclipse will pass from Oregon to South Carolina, sending vital information which will be collected by Mason researchers and collaborating…

The red zone

Mason’s SSAC office looks to help affected students and prevent the spike of sexual assault BY FAREEHA REHMAN, STAFF WRITER The red zone is the name researchers give to the first six weeks of a semester, when sexual assault incidents…

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Millennials make science make sense

Communication students create website “Make Sense” to simplify math and science BY SARAH BASSIL, STAFF WRITER In the fall semester of 2016, communication Professor Beth Jannery was tired of hearing that the communication major is easy and other majors such…

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C-SPAN bus comes to Mason to spread presidential election awareness

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) This past Monday, C-SPAN’s election coverage bus stopped by Mason to spread awareness about the presidential election and the upcoming presidential primaries. After parking in the circle in front of the De Laski Performing Arts Building,…

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Fall 2016 freshmen to live on campus

All freshmen will be expected to live on campus starting in the fall semester of 2016. A recent announcement from David Burge, vice president of Enrollment Management and Rose Pascarell, vice president of University Life, indicates that new first year freshmen…

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Alum Profile: Avery Powell

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor After seniors graduate, they are usually frantically applying to every job in the area and hoping for the best.  Former Online News Editor for Fourth Estate and recent Mason graduate, Avery Powell, had a stress-free post-college…

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Our top five news picks this week

1. Former Massachusetts Governor, Mitt Romney, won’t run a 3rd presidential race On Friday, Romney said he believed he could get the nomination, but he didn’t want to risk the Republican Party’s chance of winning the White House in 2016. He…