George Mason in the News

Posted: October 14, 2005 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, Oct. 6, Washington Business Journal

George Mason U. Reorganizes College Focused on Health Care

“The board of visitors at George Mason University has approved a reorganization of the university’s health care college. The reorganized college, formerly known as the College of Nursing and Health Science, has been renamed the College of Health and Human Services, which will focus on health care administration and policy. ‘We are confident that our expanded college will only strengthen our current programs in nursing and health science, already known for their high quality and rich academic traditions,’ says Shirley Travis, dean of the College of Health and Human Services.”

Saturday, Oct. 8, Herald News Daily (Williston, N.D.)

Va. Gubernatorial Candidates in Dead Heat

“The Democratic and Republican candidates for governor, locked in a statistical dead heat, will go head-to-head Sunday night in their final debate. ‘This is the closest election we‘ve seen perhaps since 1989,’ said George Mason University political analyst Mark Rozell. ‘If one candidate is widely viewed as the victor, it could have a snowball effect. I give a little more importance to this debate than most.’”

Tuesday, Oct. 11, Richmond Times Dispatch

George Mason University to Help Examine Va. Response to Katrina

George Mason University will help the state document the lessons learned from its response to providing shelter to evacuees from Hurricane Katrina. The university’s Center for Health Policy Research and Ethics will study the state’s experience with establishing a potential shelter at Fort Pickett near Blackstone.”

Tuesday, Oct. 11, Black Enterprise

The Regulators’ Growing Budget

“The Center for the Study of American Business, which he started at Washington University (later renamed the Murray Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy) has continued over the years to track the growth in the administrative costs of regulation. Today, the Weidenbaum Center has teamed up with the Mercatus Center at George Mason University to continue Weidenbaum’s path-breaking analysis. Their annual reports examine the Budget of the U.S. Government presented by the president to Congress to track the expenditures of federal regulatory agencies and the staff needed to run them.

Thursday, Oct. 13, Washington Post

Kilgore Ads Seek To Divide Democrats

“It was the political punch that everyone saw coming: Virginia Republican gubernatorial candidate Jerry W. Kilgore’s emotional television ads that denounce Democratic opponent Timothy M. Kaine’s opposition to the death penalty. But Kaine needs more than Warner’s endorsement in a state that leans Republican. ‘Mark Warner had the ability to appeal to different constituencies because he ran to the center on social issues; it was hard for Republicans to characterize Warner as too liberal,’ said George Mason University political science professor Mark J. Rozell, who is closely watching the race. ‘Tim Kaine doesn’t quite have all of that protection.’”

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