Tag: Virginia

Virginia General Assembly Considers Bills Pitched by Students

POLICY ISSUES INCLUDE VOTER REGISTRATION, FREE SAT’S AND MORE By Isabella LaMagdeleine, Staff Writer Danielle Melton, Jamie Thomas, Rasheda Elsamahi, and Andrew Millin, all members of the Mason chapter of the think tank The Roosevelt Institute, pitched legislation to members…

Board of Visitors Revises Mason’s Ten Year Strategic Plan

THE PLAN PROMISES TO KEEP TUITION COSTS LOW WHILE INCREASING ENROLLMENTS BY 8,000 By Michael Eberhart, News Editor Mason’s Board of Visitors met just before finals in December to update the school’s ten-year strategic plan, which began in 2014. Part…

Gov. McAuliffe meets with student journalists

At luncheon, McAuliffe speaks on immigration ban, education BY FAREEHA REHMAN, ONLINE EDITOR On Feb. 1, Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) welcomed a select few Virginia college reporters into the Executive Mansion. Over an intimate three-course luncheon, Gov. McAuliffe expressed his…

Let’s talk about climate change: Mason and beyond

(Credit: Laura Baker/Fourth Estate) The Earth Month event “Let’s Talk About Climate Change,” which was held April 1, explored how organizations on Mason’s Campus, the city of Fairfax and the state of Virginia educate and empower residents to combat climate…

Weekend Suggestions 4/8- 4/10

Kelsey Davidson, Staff Writer On Campus International Week (iWeek) International Week takes place from Friday, April 8, to Sunday, April 17. The week is dedicated to showing off the vibrant international and multicultural organizations Mason has on campus. This weekend,…

Town hall discusses state budget’s impact on Mason

Provost, senior vice president present a generally positive outlook On Tuesday, Provost David Wu and Senior Vice President of Administration and Finance J.J. Davis hosted a town hall to discuss how Governor Terry McAuliffe’s proposed budget for higher education would…

Student Debt ‘Infects’ Universities

Savannah Norton, Lifestyle Editor In celebration of Halloween—but more importantly, to raise awareness about a critical issue impacting college students—Mason’s Student Power student organization held a Walking-Debt march at the Bernie Sanders National Student Town Hall October 28 at the Recreation and Athletic…

Mason charts a future online strategy

This story was originally published in the April 6 print issue. After expressing support for the development of an online completion college, Mason has been asked to provide a report by the Virginia General Assembly. According to Michelle Marks, vice…