This Week in the News…

Posted: June 14, 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:

Monday, June 10, Barron’s

Colleges Are on a Building Spree; Guess Who Ultimately Will Foot a Chunk of the Bill?

“Pick a college. Any college. No matter where you go in the U.S., you’d be hard-pressed to find one without a construction project. Suburban Chicago’s Northwestern University? It’s in the throes of its biggest building boom in 20 years. Virginia’s George Mason University? In excess of $300 million in construction to be finished in 2006.”

Monday, June 10, Business Week

Boardroom Charity: Reforms Don’t Go Far Enough

“Legislation pending in Washington, as well as proposed rules from Nasdaq, may limit–or at least make companies disclose–such ties between management and nominally independent directors…. For example, Wendy Lee Gramm, another Enron director, is associated with the Mercatus Center, a think tank at George Mason University that got $60,000 from Enron and Lay–$45,000 after she joined the board. A spokeswoman said Gramm wouldn’t comment. But a gift that size–half a professor’s salary at many institutions–could raise questions about a board member’s impartiality.”

Monday, June 10, InfoWorld Daily News

President’s Cyber Advisor Outlines Security Plan

“Unlike most government initiatives, the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace will be a working document created by public and private sector groups throughout the country, according to Richard Clarke, special advisor to the president for cyberspace security. Clarke spoke at the Networked Economy Summit hosted by George Mason University in Reston, Va., on Monday.”

Tuesday, June 11, Christian Science Monitor

A New Nationalism on the Rise

“The point is that after a revival of ethnic identity in the 1960s and ’70s, many Americans have been turning to the notion of commonality. ‘There’s certainly been a rise in patriotism and American nationalism,’ says Roy Rosenzweig, a history professor at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va.”

Tuesday, June 11, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

Microsoft Sums Up Its Case in Court

“‘These filings and the final briefs are the two most important pieces of paper in any case,’ said Ernest Gellhorn, an authority on antitrust law and a professor at George Mason University law school in Virginia. ‘As a lawyer, the findings of fact and the conclusions of law are documents that I want the judge to plagiarize.'”

Wednesday, June 12, USA Today

D.C. Residents Staying Defiant; ‘No Sign There’s Anybody Getting Out of Town Fast’

“The region posted net new job growth through April, and the central city has the lowest office vacancy rate in the country, says Stephen Fuller, an expert on the local economy at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. ‘Washington is still the only large metropolitan area that’s growing,’ Fuller says. ‘There’s no sign there’s anybody getting out of town fast.'”

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