Tag: Transparent GMU

Mason Committee Reviews Gift Agreements

“All gift agreements are subject under FOIA,” says Mason task force BY DANA NICKEL, NEWS EDITOR Mason’s Gift Acceptance Committee presented the new gift acceptance policy to Mason’s faculty senate on Wednesday, April 24. The new policy rules that any…

Mason’s Law School To Receive $50 Million

Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School to receive biggest donation in university’s history BY DANA NICKEL NEWS EDITOR Mason’s Antonin Scalia Law School has received a record gift of $50 million dollars, the largest donation in Mason’s history, according to an…

Mason Donor Transparency Case Comes Before Writ Panel

Transparent GMU takes their case to the capital BY JACK HARVEY STAFF WRITER Members of student group Transparent GMU went Tuesday, Feb. 12 to Richmond to have their case against the GMU Foundation and Mason considered by a writ panel of…

Transparency Trainwreck

BY SARA DERISO, CONTRIBUTOR Last spring, Transparent GMU exposed several examples of undue donor influence here at Mason. This included revelations that the university allowed the Charles Koch Foundation and other donors to be involved in the hiring of faculty…

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…

A One-On-One With President Cabrera

President Cabrera discusses the future of Mason, funding, Transparent GMU and Title IX BY JACK HARVEY, STAFF WRITER Fourth Estate sat down for a telephone conversation with Mason’s President Ángel Cabrera on Oct. 10. The interview touched on accommodating non-traditional students…

President Angel Cabrera Speaks At Faculty Senate Meeting

Infrastructure, transparent funding and online classes were discussed BY JACK HARVEY, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Faculty Senate resumed meetings last week on Oct. 3, with an address from President Cabrera and an ensuing discussion between members of faculty. Protestors from Transparent GMU…

A One-On-One with Transparent GMU

Student organization continues to fight Koch influence during the 2018-2019 school year BY JACK HARVEY, STAFF WRITER With the start of a new school year comes the revving up of Transparent GMU. The student organization is dedicated to understanding and addressing…

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…