Tag: politics

Mason partners with the Washington Post

The Schar school and the Post collaborate on political polls in Virginia BY DONNA IMADI, STAFF WRITER Mason’s Schar School of Policy and Government has forged a strategic partnership with the Washington Post. The partnership was established to, “conduct a…

Letter to the Editor

During the third Clinton-Trump presidential debate, Trump stated “[Clinton]’s taking in tens of thousands of Syrian refugees, who probably in many cases—not probably, who are definitely in many cases, ISIS-aligned, and we now have them in our country.” Trump is…

FLOTUS TO SPEAK AT MASON

by Fourth Estate staff First Lady Michelle Obama will speak at the Johnson Center on Friday on behalf of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, according to a press release sent Tuesday afternoon. Attendees must RSVP through Clinton’s campaign website. Admission will be determined…

C-SPAN bus comes to Mason to spread presidential election awareness

(Photo credit: Alya Nowilaty/Fourth Estate) This past Monday, C-SPAN’s election coverage bus stopped by Mason to spread awareness about the presidential election and the upcoming presidential primaries. After parking in the circle in front of the De Laski Performing Arts Building,…

Virginia presidential primary set to be on Super Tuesday

(Photo credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) Students can vote in the upcoming presidential primary on March 1. For some students, like freshman Andrew Nicholson, this is the first presidential election in which they will be able to vote. “I feel empowered…

Graduate students study effects of #BlackLivesMatter

(Credit: Megan Zendek/Fourth Estate) A group of Mason graduate students studying communication recently sent out a survey to discover what motivates Twitter users to adopt the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter. Bridget Bush, a first year graduate student in communication, said the group…

Student political organizations prove to have a growing effect

The Roosevelt Institute Campus Network was just selected as a 2015 MacArthur Foundation award winner for “Creative and Effective Institutions” giving them a one-time grant of $750,000, an achievement amidst a rise of student run political organizations on college campuses….

VA Senate campaign managers discuss election results at Mason

Campaign managers of Mark Warner and Ed Gillespe’s campaigns came together in Arlington on Tuesday for a retrospective view on Virginia’s Senate race. David Hallock, senior advisor to Warner, and Paul Logan, communications director for Gillespe, represented their respective campaigns…

Former congressmen join in post-election analysis and discussion

Students and community members gathered Wednesday evening at the Mason Global Center for a Post-Election Analysis discussion featuring former Republican Congressman Tom Davis and former Democratic Congressman Martin Frost. The event was hosted by the School of Policy, Government, and…