This Week in the News…

Posted: July 25, 2003 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:

Thursday, July 17, The Washington Post

Demand May Outpace Va. Public Colleges’ Growth

“By 2007, about 2,265 aspiring undergraduates won’t be able to find a seat at any public four-year campus in the state, the report by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia concludes. By 2010, it says, that number could rise to 6,200 unless the colleges expand significantly to meet steady population growth. But most campuses are planning only modest expansion, having grown dramatically through the 1990s. Some, notably George Mason University, have backed away from ambitious growth plans because, school officials say, they can’t afford to add more students after severe state budget cuts. The most compelling reason for slow growth is funding, said George Mason University President Alan G. Merten. The public university in Fairfax County had planned to grow from its current 27,000 students to 35,000 in 2012 but dropped those plans in the spring after a series of budget cuts reduced per-pupil funding from $7,200 to $5,000.'”

Tuesday, July 22, Fulton County Daily Report

Dot-Com Divorce Splits Legal Community

“One adviser, Mark F. Grady, dean of George Mason University School of Law, who taught Lee and Liu at the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law, said they approached him about becoming an adviser to the site in 1997. He said he received stock options but hasn’t inquired much into their value. He has looked at the web site and has only ‘very occasionally’ spoken to Liu and Lee about it. ‘Frankly, it was a friendship, and I admired what they were doing,’ said Grady. ‘They reminded me of two other UCLA students, Jacoby and Myers, who organized their own firm and created a revolution in the delivery of legal services.'”

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