This Week in the News…

Posted: April 28, 2000 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason received during the past week:

Friday, April 21, Chronicle of Higher Education

Officials Find it Difficult to Document the Value of Long-Term Studies

“A consistent weakness in the agencies’ compliance efforts, says Steve Richardson, a policy analyst at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center, a nonpartisan think tank, is their failure to identify strategic goals and show how they meet given targets. ‘We don’t particularly care whether they say they met 60 percent or 100 percent,’ explains Mr. Richardson, who has reviewed two-thirds of the reports. That’s a function of which measures they chose, and which are successful and unsuccessful. We’re looking at the actual performance. What did they achieve?'”

Sunday, April 23, Los Angeles Times

After Such Strife, Vietnam Fades from Campuses

“The Vietnam War, which tore the fabric of American society for a decade, has dwindled on college campuses to just another case study of foreign policy during the Cold War…. The war does continue to rage–or at least smolder–among professors who came of age under its influence. George Mason University’s Indochina Institute once surveyed professors who teach about the war and determined that nearly half (47%) were active in the antiwar movement, while 25% were veterans of the war.”

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