Author Archives: Lianna Brown

About Lianna Brown

Lianna is the Co-Editor-In-Chief of the Fourth Estate and a senior Government and International Politics Major at Mason. You can reach her at lbrown45@gmu.edu.

MASON’S VACCINATION PLAN

Mason emails students, faculty, staff and contracted workers regarding their plans to get vaccinated BY SUDIKSHA KOCHI STAFF WRITER  On March 23, Safety, Emergency, & Enterprise Risk Management sent out an email stating that Mason was coordinating with the Virginia…

CAPS OFFICE ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL CARES TRAINING PROGRAM MASON CARES

Mason announces new student awareness, referral and education program for suicide prevention training BY ISABELLE BARRETT STAFF WRITER  On Thursday, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Counseling and Psychological Services will host the Mason CARES training program virtually….

END OF SPRING SEMESTER SEES LOW COVID-19 CASES

Mason’s campus guidelines have kept positives low as the academic year comes to a close BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Mason is ending its spring semester with a total of 276 positive COVID-19 cases since Jan. 25 and a seven-day…

MASON ANNOUNCES IN-PERSON CELEBRATIONS FOR 2021 GRADUATION

Mason will allow for in-person celebrations following Governor Northam’s announcement BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Per new guidelines released recently by Governor Ralph Northam, Virginia universities may hold in-person commencement ceremonies provided they meet COVID-19 safety precautions.  According to Northam’s…

STUDENTS SHARE SKEPTICISM OVER BIDEN’S LOAN RELIEF PLANS

Students react to Biden’s announcement that he will only cancel student loan debt up to $10,000 rather than the suggested $50,000 BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER During a Milwaukee town hall on Feb. 16, President Joe Biden reiterated his position…

CAMPUS COVID-19 CASES REMAIN LOW

Only three new positive tests among students as of March 18 BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Mason’s positive cases of COVID-19 remain low as President Gregory Washington informed the community of new plans for some sort of in-person commencement celebration for…

PRESIDENT WASHINGTON ANNOUNCES PLANS FOR FALL SEMESTER

Mason plans for expansion of in-person classes and increased on-campus capacity for fall semester BY LIANNA BROWN NEWS EDITOR In an email to the Mason community on March 5, President Gregory Washington announced his plans for the fall semester. The…

VIRGINIA ABOLISHES DEATH PENALTY

Virginia lawmakers create legislation to abolish the death penalty, making Virginia the first southern state to do so BY MADDIE GIERBER STAFF WRITER Virginia, one of the most prolific users of capital punishment, approved two pieces of legislation to abolish…