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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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Freedom of the press: Conference examines accessibility in scholarly publishing

(Photo credit: Natalia Kolenko/Fourth Estate) Over 200 members of the scholarly publishing industry met for a conference on Mason’s Fairfax campus April 19-22 to discuss the quickly evolving world of scholarly publishing.  The conference, known as the Open Scholarship Initiative Conference, or OSI Conference, was the first of its kind, stemming from an organization created a year and a half ago. The organization, […]

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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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One if by land, two if by internet

This story was originally published in the April 25 issue of Fourth Estate. How Mason researchers are leading the charge in preventing digital attacks Two weeks ago on Friday, April 15, a team of Mason researchers and students were awarded a grant by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) for their work in creating […]

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Mason organization publishes findings of new climate change survey

This story was originally published in the April 25 issue of Fourth Estate. In March, Mason’s Center for Climate Change Communication, also known as 4C, published the findings of a newly conducted survey detailing meteorologists’ views on climate change. The American Meteorological Society (AMS) asked 4C to conduct a report surveying AMS members, including 1,038 […]

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Food in the field: A look at Army rations from JLDX

This story was originally published in the April 18 issue of Fourth Estate. Though “Army food” is a mystery to most civilians, the Patriot Battalion became very familiar with military rations during their annual Joint Leadership Development exercise (JLDX) program at Fort AP Hill from April 7-10. The Patriot Battalion spent the entirety of the […]

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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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Let’s talk about climate change: Mason and beyond

(Credit: Laura Baker/Fourth Estate) The Earth Month event “Let’s Talk About Climate Change,” which was held April 1, explored how organizations on Mason’s Campus, the city of Fairfax and the state of Virginia educate and empower residents to combat climate change. Sponsored by the Office of Sustainability and the George Mason University Center for Climate […]

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