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’s Presidential Search Continues

General faculty meeting held to discuss new education developments, presidential hiring process BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR A general faculty meeting was held on Wednesday, Jan. 29. The meeting, hosted by Interim President Anne Holton and Provost David Wu, provided…

Vegan Society at GMU Holds Protest

Protest about previous PBR event on Mason’s campus BY SEAN MCBRIDE, STAFF WRITER The Vegan Society at GMU hosted a student protest for “inaction against the bull riding industry” from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30. The Vegan Society at…

Last Week in the News

Monday, Jan. 27 In 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court allows Trump’s plan to deny green cards to those in need of government aid.  It has been 75 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Holocaust victims are honored with Holocaust Remembrance…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

Tuesday, Jan. 28 — Commonwealth Hall  Sexual Assault / Rape: Mandatory reporter notified GMU PD that a Complainant (GMU) disclosed being sexually assaulted on campus by a known Subject (GMU). Due to confidentiality of reporting, limited information is available regarding…

Core Campus Project Continues Into Spring Semester

Progress made on new academic building and surrounding areas over winter break BY LAURA SCUDDER, NEWS EDITOR As students return to Mason after winter break, construction on and around the Core Campus Project continues.  Program Director of Facilities Cathy Wolfe-Pinskey…

Mason Weekly Crime Log

  Monday, Jan. 20 — Rappahannock CUE Bus Stop  Drunkenness: Subject (GMU) was arrested and transported to Fairfax County Adult Detention Center for being highly intoxicated in public.  Case 2020-000731 — Cleared By Arrest   Wednesday, Jan. 22 — Townhome…

Last Week in the News

Monday, Jan. 20  Thousands of gun rights supporters arrived in Richmond, Va. for a rally to oppose gun-control proposals.  Leading Democratic candidates marched in Columbia, S.C. to honor Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.  Following a recent earthquake in Puerto…

Mason’s Pep Band Plays at Game 5 of World Series

Green Machine performed for three hours before Nationals faced Astros BY LAURA SCUDDER, COPY EDITOR Mason’s pep band, Green Machine, played at Game 5 of the World Series in D.C. on Sunday, Oct. 27. The Nationals hosted the Houston Astros…

Hidden Hangouts: Sweet Berry

Find endless combinations at this sweet shop BY LAURA SCUDDER, COPY EDITOR Crepes, frozen yogurt, waffles, gelato — are we in heaven? Nope, we’re in Sweet Berry. Found on Main Street in the Pickett Shopping Center, right by Trader Joe’s,…