Tag: politics

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…

Guide to the 2014 Senate Election

This story was originally published in the Oct. 27 of Fourth Estate. Featured photo by Ken Zirkel. No changes made. Creative Commons License. Three candidates will be on the ballot on Election Day in the race for a seat representing…

OPINION: Why should I vote?

In my Government 101 this semester, several students have written about friends who say: “Why should I vote? It doesn’t make any difference?” In a democratic society every adult, with some exceptions, has the right to vote:  But it is…

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…

New partnership aims to boost student voice at polls

A new partnership encourages more college students to cast their votes at the ballot box. MASONVotes and Virginia21, a non-profit and non-partisan organization that supports young voters in higher education, have created a partnership with TurboVote to ease the obstacles…