Category: News

First, second generation students share immigration stories

This story was originally published in the Oct. 27 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason students came together on Oct. 13 to participate and watch the fourth annual Immigration Monologues. The event included students of various immigrant backgrounds sharing their own…

Mason tests alert system through voluntary earthquake drill

The Environmental Health and Safety Office conducted two earthquake drills recently, preparing and educating students about the possible occurrence of the natural disaster as well testing George Mason University’s emergency management program, Mason Alert. Aside from the primary reason of…

Communication forum discusses social media in global context

The Department of Communication sponsored their fourth annual career forum on Tuesday that focused on building connections between students, faculty, and communications professionals. This year’s forum, titled #AllThingsSocial, allowed panelists to share insights about social media and digital communication in…

Students express concern over Russia-Ukraine conflict

This story was originally published in the Oct. 27 issue of Fourth Estate. The effects of Russia’s annexation of Crimea are being felt by Ukrainian and Russian students as well as faculty here at Mason. Junior Daniel Rohov and freshman…

Mason email login to change later this semester

Mason students, faculty and staff will no longer be able to log in to their Masonlive email with their school assigned NetID and password starting later this semester. There are currently two ways to access Mason email: Patriot Pass, with…

Completion of new residence hall delayed until spring

This story was originally published in the Oct.28 issue of Fourth Estate. Construction on Taylor Hall, a new freshman honors residence hall has been halted for design and construction issues. Construction on the project began in April 2013 and was…

Former Mason Law alum now serving in Congress

Rep. David Jolly (R-FL) is now the first Mason alum to serve in the U.S. Congress, representing Florida’s 13th district. Congressman Jolly grew up in Dunedin, FL and received his Bachelor’s degree in history from Emory University in Georgia. When…

Food truck regulations eased in Fairfax County

Food trucks in Fairfax County will now have an easier time starting their businesses, thanks to new regulations approved by the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors. The old regulations treated food trucks as fast food restaurants and required zoning fees…

Mason ranked nationally for flagship writing program

U.S. News & World Report has nationally ranked George Mason University’s Writing Across the Curriculum Program for the 13th year in a row. Mason is one of the 11 American colleges and universities listed in the ranking. Some notable schools listed…