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Video: Students ride bikes to blend smoothies for Earth Month

On April 20 and 21, Mason students had the chance to get a little exercise while also making a healthy snack. As part of Earth Month 2016, the Office of Sustainability hosted two Bike Blender events. Activated by pedaling, blenders attached to stationary bikes whirred together fresh ingredients. On April 20, those ingredients were strawberries and bananas. […]

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Mason Dining announces year-long closure of Pilot House

This story was originally published in the April 25 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason Dining has announced that Pilot House will likely be closing next year. The Nutrition Department is in need of a new kitchen classroom for cooking classes after Mason was unable to renew the lease for next at their current space in […]

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Mason’s Makerspace lets students imagine, create

This story was originally published in the April 25 issue of Fourth Estate. Almost a full academic year since the formation of Mason’s Makerspace, the Mason Innovation eXchange (MIX) has had a busy year full of inventing and getting creative ranging from 3D-printed prototypes to environmentally friendly cigarette butt receptacles. Nestled on the third floor […]

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Mason announces plans for new Title IX policies and procedures

This story was originally published in the April 25 issue of Fourth Estate. Mason will soon update its Title IX policy to fit the recommendations of the Task Force on Sexual Assault and Interpersonal Violence (SAIV), which were published in March 2015. A Title IX policy review team has been examining the current policy and […]

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Mason faculty sign petition against law school name change

(Photo credit: Fourth Estate archives) A Mason professor started a petition in early April to protest Mason’s decision to rename its law school after recently deceased Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. As of Apr. 26, 140 faculty and staff members from the Mason community have signed the petition, along with 19 current students and alumni. […]

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Patience and paintball: Mason cadets undergo leadership training at Fort AP Hill

This story was originally published in the April 18 issue of Fourth Estate. There was a startled yelp to the left. A Mason cadet had fallen face-first into the marsh. With the help of his paintball gun, he struggled to his feet and kept moving. Clad in head-to-toe camo, this platoon of Reserve Officers’ Training […]

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Students clean up campus streams for Earth Month

(Photo credit: Alec Moore/Fourth Estate) The Office of Sustainability’s latest Earth Month event, the Mason Stream Clean-Up, took place last Saturday by Lot C. Student volunteers, as well as Office of Sustainability and Facilities Management staff, worked together to pick up trash and recyclable material littering the streams around campus. When students arrived at Lot C, […]

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Mason hosts sustainable food systems symposium

(Photo courtesy if Roger Leblanc) Mason’s Sustainable Food Systems Symposium on Friday, April 1, brought together students, faculty and nearly a dozen professionals to discuss emerging food systems. The event included an opening keynote speaker, a series of panelists, small group discussions and a networking lunch. According to the program’s statement of purpose, the event […]

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Mason holds grand opening for Fenwick extension

This story was originally published in the April 4 issue of Fourth Estate. Last Thursday night, Fenwick Library held a grand opening celebration for its new extension. The Fenwick Library is the newest and largest library located on Mason’s Fairfax campus. The expansion cost $60 million and the total space is about 150,000 square feet. […]

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Law school renamed after $30 million donation

(Photo credit: Fourth Estate archives) by Matt Coyle The George Mason University School of Law will be renamed in honor of the late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia, who died earlier this year. The university recently announced the name-change on Thursday after a combined $30 million donation, the largest donation ever to the university, […]

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