Author Archives: Laura Scudder

About Laura Scudder

Laura Scudder is the Copy Chief of Fourth Estate for the 2021 fall semester. She is majoring in Communication with a concentration in Journalism and minoring in Sustainability Studies, and can be found on Twitter @laurascudds.

Last Week in the News

  Monday, Feb. 24  Harvey Weinstein found guilty of rape in New York trial.  “Hidden Figures” inspiration and NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson dies. Bernie Sanders becomes the first presidential candidate, Democrat or Republican, to win the popular vote in all…

Panel Explores International Ramifications of Coronavirus

Center for Security Policy Studies opens a discussion of coronavirus issues BY HEA SU LEE, STAFF WRITER On Feb. 21, the Center for Security Policy Studies (CSPS) hosted a speaker series on Mason’s Arlington campus with a panel of experts…

Last Week in the News

Monday, Feb. 17 Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy, allowing organization to operate as it handles sexual abuse allegations. Apple says it won’t meet its quarterly revenue goals because of coronavirus’s impact on production and demand.  Peace talks between…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Tuesday, Feb. 18 — Washington Lot  Destruction / Vandalism: Complainant (GMU) reported vandalism to a vehicle (keyed). (30/Tallon)  Case 2020-002068 — Referred to Title IX   Tuesday, Feb. 18 — Robinson Hall-B (Men’s Restroom near rm 364) Destruction / Vandalism:…

Mason Professors React to New Education Bill

Virginia House of Delegates passes bill regarding methods taught in higher education BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR The Virginia House of Delegates passed HB 894, a new bill regarding methods taught in higher education, on Feb. 10. The bill has…

Last Week in the News

Monday  “Parasite” makes Oscars history as the first foreign-language film to win Best Picture.  Part of President Trump’s border wall will be constructed through Native American burial sites.  Trump’s new budget would cut $4.4 trillion in spending, boosting defense and…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Tuesday, Feb. 11 — Fairfax Campus  Stalking: Mandatory reporter notified GMU PD that a Complainant (GMU) disclosed being followed by an unknown Subject on multiple occasions. Due to confidentiality of reporting, limited information is available regarding this incident. Case 2020-021120…

AAUP Works to Hold BOV Accountable

Future of presidential search process is yet to be known BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR Board of Visitors (BOV) Rector Tom Davis met with members of the faculty senate in a special meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 12. The meeting, originally…

Presidential Search Committee Holds Public Meeting

Members of the Mason community gather to comment on wishes for next president, search process BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR Mason’s presidential search committee held a public meeting Friday, Feb. 7, to address comments and hold open dialogue between the…