Governor Speaks at Tech Center Dedication

Posted: December 1, 1999 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Gov. James Gilmore joined President Alan Merten, School of Law Dean Mark Grady, and dozens of state and university officials and community members at the Arlington Campus yesterday for the dedication of the National Center for Technology and Law (Tech Center).

“Less than a year ago, I pledged my full support for the creation of the National Center for Technology and Law,” said Gilmore. “Today, it is a reality and already contributing to the great public debates on the technology issues of the day. George Mason has emerged as Northern Virginia’s top regional university and one of Virginia’s leading urban universities. And with the Tech Center, George Mason becomes one of the nation’s preeminent technology universities.”

“In order for Virginia to continue to be an Internet leader, we need guidance from academics, professionals, and civic and government leaders who can account for the impact of technology on our lives and reshape our laws and regulations accordingly,” continued Gilmore. “And we need a place where those men and women can have a voice and be heard. The Tech Center is that place, and is already on its way to becoming a bastion for innovative ideas about government and technology.”

For more information on the Tech Center, visit its website.

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