This Week in the News…

Posted: March 30, 2001 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:

Wednesday, March 21, Education Week,

Colleges Seeking Teacher-Educators

“George Mason University is the kind of place that is easy to sell to prospective professors. Salaries are competitive with those of other large schools, and the university’s location–in Fairfax, Va., a suburb of the nation’s capital–is ideal for academics interested in partnering with the federal government or with researchers who work in the nearby science and technology corridors. Many of George Mason’s programs are not only thriving but are considered innovative, including its school of education, which was ranked among the nation’s top 50 this year by U.S. News and World Report. But Martin E. Ford, the acting dean of the education school, is having a hard time hiring qualified educators to train future K-12 teachers…. ‘It used to be that we would get, say, 40 or 100 applicants for a full-time faculty position. Now, we’re more likely to get between 15 and 40 people. It is a bit nerve-racking.'”

Monday, March 26, Boston Globe

Wrangling Intensifies on U.S. Rules: Little-Known Law Becomes Weapon in Partisan Fights

Susan J. Tolchin, professor of public policy at George Mason University, said the Congressional Review Act sounds a lot like the legislative veto power struck down by the federal courts as being unconstitutional in the early 1980s. ‘They’re calling it something different, but it sounds like a legislative veto,’ Tolchin said.”

Wednesday, March 28, Business Wire

George Mason University School of Law Achieves Tier One Status in U.S. News and World Report Annual Law School Rankings

“Today’s annual ranking of law schools published by U.S. News and World Report confirmed what the students, faculty, administration, and supporters of the George Mason University School of Law already believed. Their young school, ranked in the First Tier, is among the best in the nation. ‘No single person or program is solely responsible for our success today,’ said [Dean Mark] Grady. ‘Rather our rise to the First Tier after a scant 20 years in operation represents a concerted effort by many to create and sustain a strong, innovative law school in the heart of Northern Virginia’s technology community.'”

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