Mason Communication Students Featured on CNN and Politico

On March 22nd, two Mason Communication Students and Fourth Estate editors, Lauren Sullivan and Dana Nickel, broke the Kavanaugh hiring news story on the Fourth Estate's website. The story was then picked up and featured on Politico and CNN's websites. Sullivan and Nickel are both studying journalism at the Department of Communication.

Here’s a short snippet of their article. The link to the full story is below.

"According to an anonymous source within Mason’s Office of the Provost, Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is coming to the Antonin Scalia Law School as a distinguished visiting professor.

The document, given to Fourth Estate and dated January 2019, states Kavanaugh’s effective hire date for June 25, 2019. His contract will last for three years and is set to end on June 24, 2022.

Mason’s Director of Strategic Communications Mike Sandler provided Fourth Estate with information on a study abroad class outside of London in Runnymede, England through the law school from July 22, 2019 to Aug. 2, 2019.

The class, titled ‘Creation of the Constitution,’ will be taught by Kavanaugh and law school professor Jennifer Mascott, Kavanaugh’s former law clerk. The class is not listed online in the law school’s list of course descriptions.”

To read more of Sullivan and Nickel's article from the Fourth Estate please click here.