Tag: Transparent GMU

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…

The 2017 Year in Review

TOP FIVE 2017 NEWS STORIES ACCORDING TO MASON STUDENTS  By Huong Cao, Staff Writer The end of 2017 is around the corner. We have lots of big news in 2017. Here are some big stories that captivated this year. 1.Transparent…

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….

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…

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…

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…

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…