This Week in the News…

Posted: February 8, 2002 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, Feb. 1, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Microsoft Pays Legal Fees of Nine States

“Kollar-Kotelly’s order is ‘an open invitation’ to Microsoft and the Justice Department ‘to fine-tune or otherwise modify their settlement to satisfy any serious objections,’ said Ernest Gellhorn, who teaches antitrust law at George Mason University law school in Arlington, Va.”

Sunday, Feb. 3, Associated Press Newswires

Colleges Get Creative in Tough Job Market

“At George Mason, company responses to mass e-mail inquiries about jobs dropped as

the economy soured. So, the school began making telephone calls. ‘The shoe is on the other foot,’ said Pat Carretta, director of career services. ‘When times are fat, they call me.’ Christine Harriger, the school’s manager of recruiting, scours newspapers for articles that indicate a company may be ready to hire and calls managers there. ‘It’s a pretty warm reception. They know the economy is going to change. And people understand what our role is,’ Harriger said.”

Sunday, Feb. 3, New York Times

A Father Himself, He’s Touched By the Poetry of Fatherhood

“In the one-man play by Heather McDonald, which opens at the American Airlines Theater on Thursday, Mr. [Kevin] Bacon plays Samuel Gentle, a church groundskeeper and former Episcopal priest wrestling with his spiritual identity and what it means to be the father of a daughter with a rare disease…. Ms. McDonald, 42, who teaches theater at George Mason University in Virginia, said, ‘When I first wrote it, I wasn’t sure what it was.’ But having seen previous productions of the play, she said, ‘I feel pretty sure about an audience response.'”

Wednesday, Feb. 6, Christian Science Monitor

Terror Trials Head for Virginia ‘Rocket Docket’

“Yet many lawyers credit the court’s judges for running a tight ship that ensures defendants don’t languish without a verdict for too long. ‘It’s a very good court,’ says Michael O’Neill, a law professor at George Mason University here…. Lawyers predict it will be particularly challenging to pick a jury only a few miles down the road from the Pentagon, where 189 people died in the Sept. 11 attack…. ‘While it may not be as difficult to empanel an unbiased jury as in Manhattan, people’s passions are inflamed,’ says Professor O’Neill.”

Thursday, Feb. 7, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

‘Non-Families’ Taking Over Nation’s Suburbs

“The growing power of single suburbanites of all ages could foreshadow political struggles. ‘They may be able to outvote the households with children who need schools and playgrounds,’ said economist Stephen Fuller, who teaches at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.”

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