Tag: News

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…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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…

Program allows students to work for pay and gain credit

A new partnership between Mason and a non-profit organization will provide an opportunity for students who prefer the learning-by-doing method of education, beginning this spring. Enstitute, established in 2012, is a non-profit that coordinates apprenticeships for individuals with “innovative companies,”…

University reduces budget cuts; still cutting $9.4 million

Stabilization Fund and a University Stabilization Fund, which would function as preparation for future cuts. JJ Davis, Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration, said the state cuts “are really a snapshot of a long-term trend.” Davis and Provost David…

Mason computer science graduates have high earning potentials

Computer science majors have something to celebrate this week. According to a recent survey, Mason’s computer science graduates are in the top quarter of graduates nationwide by highest salary earning. The survey, conducted by the salary information website Payscale.com, reported…