Author Archives: Laura Scudder

About Laura Scudder

Laura Scudder is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of Fourth Estate for the 2020-2021 academic year. She is majoring in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and minoring in Sustainability Studies, and can be found on Twitter @laurascudds.

MASON COMMUNITY SHOWS SUPPORT FOR CUSTODIAL STAFF AT CAR CARAVAN

Students, staff and local labor unions show up to advocate for Mason’s custodial workers, who have alleged poor working conditions BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Members of the Mason community gathered in the University Mall parking lot to caravan to support…

TOM FELTON HEADLINES MASON’S HOMECOMING

Patriot Activities Council hosts former “Harry Potter” star on YouTube livestream BY LAURA SCUDDER CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF Echoes of “Pottah” could be heard on the YouTube livestream that hosted Tom Felton on Saturday, Feb 6. The actor, best-known for his role as…

THE ARRIVAL OF GREGORY WASHINGTON

Mason’s president speaks about anti-racism, COVID-19 and the revival of the Renaissance BY PETER NJOROGE AND LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITORS-IN-CHIEF Editor’s Note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity.  Could you give us a summary of your long and…

University Provides Updates on Fall Semester

Mason holds town hall on reopening, launches website  BY LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF In a town hall held on Wednesday, June 24, Interim President Anne Holton and other university administrators answered questions from the Mason community and discussed Mason’s reopening plan…

Mason Professor Tweets Racist Stereotype

Controversial tweet from Economics professor Robin Hanson is under review by university BY: LAURA SCUDDER, CO-EDITOR-IN-CHIEF  Mason Associate Professor of Economics Robin Hanson received backlash Wednesday after tweeting a racist stereotype in relation to the upcoming Juneteenth holiday. Juneteenth is…

Transparent GMU Reacts to New Donor Agreements Bills

Two new House Bills call for university donor relations to be made public BY ALLISON SCANLAN, STAFF WRITER Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed bills HB 510 and HB 1529 on March 2 and April 6, respectively, both of which aim…