This Week in the News…

Posted: July 12, 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:

Wednesday, July 3, Las Vegas Sun

Women Becoming Force at UNLV, CCSN

Cheryl Bartholomew, an associate professor specializing in gender education issues at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., says that women have learned how important education and networking are to their careers. ‘We’ve seen the old boys network but we’re starting to see the “new girl” network,’ Bartholomew said. ‘Women are helping each other more now.'”

Saturday, July 6, Associated Press Newswires

Student Group Brings Anti-Abortion Message to Jackson

“Most rally participants stood or sat outside the clinic, swaying and waving hands as they listened to the prayers, songs, and testimonies of rally leaders. Crossroad walker Nick DiGiovanni of Slidell, La., said Mississippians have been very supportive during their walk across the state. ‘The South is pro-life,’ said DiGiovanni, a 23-year-old student at George Mason University. ‘It’s been very supportive. We get a lot more waves than we do fingers.'”

Sunday, July 7, Albany Times-Union (N.Y.)

Parents Can Steer Teen Drivers Toward Success

“Many parents depend on the law to safeguard their teen drivers. But graduated-licensing laws in this country are diluted by political compromise. Parents must compensate for legislative inadequacies. A recent study by researchers at George Mason University cites parental involvement as the primary factor in improving teen driver safety.”

Tuesday, July 9, USA Today

Ebbers Opened Door to More Questioning When He Took Fifth

“To be held in contempt, the House of Representatives must vote to forward a complaint to prosecutors, who could then bring charges, says Ronald Rotunda, a professor at George Mason University law school…. In the past, case law has shown that witnesses who go beyond asserting the Fifth Amendment effectively waive their rights, Rotunda says. ‘Once you open the door a crack, you can’t close it,’ he says.”

Wednesday, July 10, Baltimore Sun

Market Welcomes US Airways News

Kenneth Button, an expert in airline economics at George Mason University, said US Airways is making the right moves but needs to form an alliance with a major competitor to be viable. Last week, Continental Airlines broke off negotiations over a possible alliance, but US Airways officials are talking with other carriers about sharing passengers in a bid to increase revenue.”

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