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Updated: News Hub for the Provost Candidates

With the impending departure of Dr. Peter Stearns, who will step down to join the history department, the search is underway for a new provost. The Provost Search Committee has narrowed the search down to four candidates, each of whom will give a presentation to Mason faculty, staff, and students before the final decision is made.

LiveBlog: Board of Visitors meeting (Feb. 5 2014)

The Board of Visitors meets on Feb. 5 to discuss a number of different issues ranging from room and board rates for next year to new ways to engage with alumni. In case you were wondering, what is the Board of Visitors?

Here is a list of some agenda items for today's meeting:

LIVEBLOG: Board of Visitors meeting (2 Oct. 2013)

On Oct. 3, 2013, Mason's Board of Visitors held its first meeting of the school year. Here are five big takeaways from the meeting, and here's a quick explanation of what the Board of Visitors actually is. 

UPDATE: Tank explosion near Prince William Campus

A hydrogen tank exploded around 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 23 in Manassas, Virginia, minutes from Mason's Prince William Campus. According to, one person was injured and their condition is unknown.

The tank exploded at 9441 Innovation Drive, a building that belongs to Ultron, a defense company that builds weapon launchers for the military.

BREAKING: Manassas explosion near Prince William Campus

Fall for the Blog

Fourth Estate follows upcoming Fall for the Book Festival with "Fall for the Blog."

Fall for the Book is a yearly tradition at Mason. With fourteen years securely under its belt, several events are planned with multiple famous speakers including Ralph Nader and David Baldacci.

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Frank Muraca, Executive Editor
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