Fourth Estate Print News Editor Suhaib Khan
Perhaps the most interesting aspect of bigotry today is how it seems to take place primarily online or behind closed doors.
By now, most people have seen the Coca-Cola Super Bowl commercial in which “America the Beautiful” is performed in seven different languages spoken in the United States today against the backdrop of the scenery and diversity of American society. In addition to the commercial itself, most people have also heard of the vitriolic reaction of many outraged Twitter users, all of whom seemed to take personal offense to the six non-English languages featured in the commercial.
The provost search committee presented Dr. Diane Chase as one of their four finalists chosen for the position of university provost on Feb. 4.
Chase, currently the executive vice provost at the University of Central Florida, is an anthropologist by training, who spent the session presenting her relevant credentials and experience, as well as answering the questions of the various Mason faculty members and staff in the audience.
George Mason University President Ángel Cabrera recently joined a multitude of other university administrators in the Washington D.C. region in opposition to the American Studies Association academic boycott of Israel.