Tag: Virginia

Virginia ABC conference promotes responsible drinking

Mason partnered with the Virginia Department of Alcohol Beverage Control on March 24 to host a half-day educational conference on college drinking. “Colleges have high-risk audiences,” said Kathryn Walker, the coordinator for alcohol, tobacco and drug education in WAVES and…

VA House bill proposes public students’ right to counsel

Delegate Rick Morris of the Virginia House of Delegates proposed House Bill 1321 which would give students and student organizations the right to representation if they are charged with an offense that would be punishable by at least a ten…

Graduate enrollment on steady decline for VA public schools

This story was originally published in the February 2 issue of Fourth Estate. Enrollment has dropped at more than half of Virginia’s public colleges, including Mason, according to a recent report by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia….

Mason Lobbies advocates for millennials

Interviews conducted by Ryan Thornton. For the third year in a row, students, faculty and alumni  will advocate on behalf of several issues facing higher education institutions to Virginia legislators. On Jan. 29, Mason Lobbies will visit the Virginia General…

Mason’s 24 hour crisis hotline only one in Virginia

Mason is the only university in Virginia with a crisis hotline that provides 24/7 counseling support for students. The hotline, first offered by  Wellness, Alcohol, and Violence Education and Services office in 1998 and provides students with support in coping…

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…

VA Senate campaign managers discuss election results at Mason

Campaign managers of Mark Warner and Ed Gillespe’s campaigns came together in Arlington on Tuesday for a retrospective view on Virginia’s Senate race. David Hallock, senior advisor to Warner, and Paul Logan, communications director for Gillespe, represented their respective campaigns…

The American Craft Beer Boom

Connor Smith, staff writer. American craft beer has surged into the hearts and minds in short order. “Bring me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to drink free,” could just as easily be the inscription on the base…