All the news you’ve missed since last Friday, November 13
On Friday night, Paris was hit by several deadly terrorist attacks that killed 130 people, a CNN report said. The terrorists attacked several locations in the city including the Bataclan concert hall, the French stadium and a restaurant. Eight of the nine people believed to be behind the attacks are dead.
Early Friday morning, Mason police reported an incident in which an offensive drawing was discovered in Eisenhower Hall. Friday afternoon, president Ángel Cabrera released a statement addressing the situation, saying, “Racism has no place at George Mason University.” Many tweets have since been posted, some with the hashtag #NotJustMizzouGeorgeMasonToo, a reference to recent protests at the University of Missouri.
Fourth Estate published an article looking at how food waste contributes to climate change, the amount of food waste Mason produces, and what Mason Dining is doing to combat the problem. You can read more about it here.
This past Friday, November 13, the Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) filed a lawsuit against Mason. The Director of Media Relations for CEI, Mary Beth Gombita, said in an email that a lawsuit was filed against Mason concerning the email correspondence of two professors — Edward Maibach, the director for the Center for Climate Change Communication, and Jagadish Shukla, the president of the Institute of Global Environment and Society. CEI filed a lawsuit against Mason after finding out that the university had allegedly lied about having these emails involving Shukla and Maibach. Read more about it here.
Fourth Estate staff writer Hamna Ahmad covered a story about an undergraduate history major, Georgia Brown, who is working with the Fairfax County Historic Records Center to create a searchable index of slaves mentioned in court documents. Read more about it here.