Author Archives: Robert W Winship

About Robert W Winship

Robert Winship is a staff writer for the Fourth Estate. He was formerly a Financial Manager for the Air Force and is currently a Communication student at GMU. Find him at one of the many breweries in our nation's capital or, you know, on Twitter @robert_winship.

Mercatus fellow charts new media in data-driven reporting

This story was originally published in the Feb. 15 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason’s Mercatus Center recently launched a website for numbers-driven reporting. Mercatus fellow Brent Skorup created the website, Media Metrics, which went live Jan. 25. The site displays…

Kamp Washington renovations to clean up busy intersection

This story was originally published in the Feb. 8 issue of Fourth Estate. The intersection of Fairfax Boulevard, Lee Highway and Main Street (alternatively known as Routes 236, 29 and 50) is undergoing major construction. Mason students might know this…

Mason wins Work-Life award for fifth consecutive year

(Photo credit: Amy Rose/Fourth Estate)  Mason has again been awarded WorldatWork’s annual Work-Life Seal of Distinction. This is the fifth consecutive year that Mason has been granted the distinction. This award is given to employers that, according to WorldatWork’s website,…

Mason sees record number of phishing attacks

Mason has faced a record number of phishing attacks in the past nine months. With high profile security breaches making headlines in the private and government sectors, Internet users have more reason than ever to tread carefully when it comes to…

Humanities courses begin expanding use of technology

This story was originally published in the April 20 print issue. As Mason adapts to the growing demand for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education, other departments are examining the role of technology as a tool of learning and teaching….

Confederate flag: hatred or heritage?

This story was originally published in the April 13 print issue. A new debate over an old symbol has reentered the national spotlight. On March 23, the Supreme Court heard arguments in Walker v. Texas Div., Sons of Confederate Veterans,…

Science competition combines smarts and entertainment

Four George Mason University students were pitted against each other in an effort to win a $500 prize as part of the Science Slam held by the College of Science and Auxiliary Enterprise Management Council last Friday at Research Hall….