This Week in the News…

Posted: July 20, 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:

Saturday, July 14, Los Angeles Times

Justice Department Asks Court for Quick Action on Microsoft

“State officials have said they are concerned the world’s largest software maker will tighten its grip on the operating systems market by including a video and audio player, instant messaging, photo editing, and other new software in Windows XP. A court order to change the product before it’s released would be important to the government, said Ernest Gellhorn, an antitrust expert at George Mason University. After that, ‘the cat is out of the bag pretty quickly,’ he said. ‘There are going to be a lot of copies out there.'”

Tuesday, July 17, Wall Street Journal

First Hearing on Injuries in Workplace Stirs Dispute

“The Labor Department’s first of three hearings exploring how it should deal with repetitive-stress and other workplace injuries sparked controversy even before it began.

Organized labor said the agency stacked yesterday’s hearing at George Mason University in suburban Virginia with industry representatives, who oppose any mandatory ergonomics regulations.”

Wednesday, July 18, Christian Science Monitor

U.S. Schools Slip Back Toward Segregation: Latinos, in Particular, are Amassed in Nonwhite Schools, New Study Finds

“‘There is a rise in Hispanic-white segregation, but it has nothing to do with policies,’ says David Armor, a professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., and author of Forced Justice: School Desegregation and the Law. ‘As the Hispanic population has grown from 20 percent to 60 percent in some cities, both blacks and whites have diminished as a presence in the schools,’ he says. ‘Trying to overcome these demographic trends has proven to be next to impossible.'”

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