This Week in the News…

Posted: May 11, 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:

Tuesday, May 8, U.S. Newswire

Bush to Announce Two Individuals to Serve in His Administration

“The President intends to nominate William Henry Lash, III to be assistant secretary of commerce for market access compliance. He is currently a professor at George Mason University School of Law. He also serves as a distinguished senior fellow at the Center for the Study of American Business at Washington University.”

Wednesday, May 9, Associated Press Newswires

Clinton Regains His Footing After Rocky First Months as Former President

“Presidential scholar James Pfiffner, a professor of government and politics at George Mason University, said the 54-year-old Clinton should have no problem reshaping his image if he continues to pursue the service projects he has championed in recent weeks. ‘The international arena, especially with Africa and AIDS and pressing problems in the developing world, seems like a natural place for Clinton to work on his image,’ Pfiffner said.”

Thursday, May 10, Chicago Tribune

Doubts Arise Concerning PepsiCo’s $14.3 Billion Purchase of Quaker Oats

“Still, efforts to clear the deal may be complicated by a factor outside of PepsiCo’s control. FTC Chairman Robert Pitofsky has said he will step down next month. The White House has nominated George Mason University law professor Timothy Muris as his replacement, but confirmation hearings haven’t been scheduled yet.”

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