Fourth Estate | October 27, 2014 by Niki Papadogiannakis For 2013, the university reports a significant drop in liquor law and drug arrests as well as the highest number of […]
Fourth Estate | October 21, 2014 by Niki Papadogiannakis Bright orange jumpsuits are a familiar symbol of Guantanamo Bay, but according to photojournalist Louie Palu, that symbol has been hijacked […]
Briefing Room | The Hill | October 15, 2014 by Niki Papadogiannakis The number of bills signed into law has plummeted since Washington politicians banned earmarks. Since the 2010 moratorium, Congress passed […]
GMU Fourth Estate | September 29, 2014 by Niki Papadogiannakis Drug arrests and liquor law arrests decreased by almost 50% in 2013 from 2012, according to a new University Police […]
In The Know | The Hill | September 19, 2014 by Niki Papadogiannakis The first woman to be U.S. secretary of State received a standing ovation at Thursday night’s Washington premiere […]
George Mason University’s identity has changed over the past few years; from local alternative and commuter school to having one of the biggest on-campus student presence in Virginia, Mason is creating a new identity that is evolving everyday. Many students attend Mason for two years and then transfer to another university. The administration is taking steps to reduce sophomore-year transfer rates.
Students in bright yellow Hazmat suits and caution tape were an unusual scene at North Plaza on April 17.
“This is a metaphor of what has happened in the past and what may happen in the future regarding oil spills that have been going on,” said CJ Duncan, a member of Northern Virginia Community College’s Green Club.
The scene, a demonstration put on by a partnership between Global Interdisciplinary Programs, the Environmental Action Group (EAG) and the international non-profit, Oceana, took place in commemoration of the of the third anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill, which occurred on April 20, 2010.
Even presidents want privacy, but when you are the Special Agent in Charge (SAIC) and the president wants to go on a run, allowing him to have privacy is not an option. “Nicky, can you at least give me the illusion that I’m running by myself,” then-President George W. Bush said to Nick Trotta, then SAIC. The retired member of the Secret Service remembers the president saying this to him, while he was on a run in Texas during his term. Trotta was a member of the Secret Service for 31 years, but now after his retirement from the service he wants to give back. His son, economics major at Mason Nick Trotta Jr., had an idea of where to start.
George Mason University is one of the schools in Virginia that accepts undocumented students, who are not citizens and do not have legal documentation of their residency in the United States either because their visa expired or they were brought to the U.S. unauthorized. These students are often first-generation college students and must often pay out-of-state tuition without the help of loans, grants or other federal financial aid.
Fourth Estate | October 29, 2013 by Niki Papadogiannakis While adjunct professors are an essential facet of the instructional faculty at Mason, they are hired per-class, meaning they do not receive […]