Fourth Estate Executive Editor Frank Muraca

How do we save the news at Mason? (part 3)

Fourth Estate Editors Frank Muraca and Hau Chu spend a lot of time discussing how best to inform the Mason community. In rapidly changing world of journalism and media, they thought it'd be most helpful to have this discussion publicly. More importantly, we want to hear from you, the reader. Share your thoughts below or send us an email! Your ideas and feedback is important to us.

How do we save the news at Mason? (part 1)

Fourth Estate Editors Frank Muraca and Hau Chu spend a lot of time discussing how best to inform the Mason community. In rapidly changing world of journalism and media, they thought it'd be most helpful to have this discussion publicly. More importantly, we want to hear from you, the reader. Share your thoughts below or send us an email! Your ideas and feedback is important to us. 

Editor's Blog: One thing is for sure, Mason's next provost will heavily promote research

Over the past couple of weeks, we've heard from four finalists for Mason's next provost who presented their visions for the future of the university. A common strand for each presentation has been a commitment to boost Mason's research credentials by altering academic programs and increasing research funding.

Editor's Blog: Why is there so much disagreement about how much Medicaid expansion will affect Virginia?

Virginia Medicaid Expansion Debate: Explained

The topic is in the headlines several times a week, and has been designated as one of Governor McAuliffe’s top legislative priorities.

While Governor McAuliffe has made it one of his top legislative priorities, House GOP leaders have repeatedly said that it is unlikely for General Assembly to expand the program.

POLL: Should Mason students be allowed legal representation during conduct hearings?

According to Mason’s current student code of conduct, students are not allowed to have a lawyer represent them during hearings with representatives from the Office of Student Conduct. 

A bill in the Virginia General Assembly earlier this semester could have changed that system to make certain student conduct hearings look more like court proceedings. 

Editor’s Blog: Tenured professors are teaching less and researching more

Mason’s strategic plan, passed late last semester, outlined a commitment to boost research funding and incorporate more research into undergraduate programs.

Part of this transition has raised discussion about how faculty will spend their time, and finding a balance between research and teaching.

Proposed student conduct changes would likely cost Mason $100,000, report says

According to Mason’s current code of conduct, students are not allowed to have a lawyer represent them during hearings with representatives from the Office of Student Conduct.

A proposed bill in the Virginia General Assembly could change that system to make certain student conduct hearings look more like court proceedings. In cases where a student is at risk of being suspended for 10 days or more, or expelled, they would be permitted to have a lawyer represent them during conduct hearings.

Mason community lobbies for greater support from state legislators

In an effort to push state officials for more funding, members of the Mason community traveled to Richmond on Jan. 30 to discuss the importance of higher education with members of the General Assembly.

Bill could allow students to have legal representation in conduct hearings

According to Mason’s current student code of conduct, students are not allowed to have a lawyer represent them during hearin