George Mason in the News

Posted: November 18, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national and international news coverage George Mason received during the past week.

Sunday, Nov. 6, Washington Post

Recruiters Bring the Interviews to Campus

“Any student who needs to build job-hunting skills during the recruiting-season crunch can turn to career counselors for help, said Janice Sutera, director of the career center at George Mason University. ‘We’re not just here to help students who get A’s to get a job, or the students in business to get a job, but all the students,’ said Sutera, a nationally certified counselor who has worked at George Mason University since 1977 and was named director this summer.”

Friday, Nov. 11, Bloomberg

Alito Says He Violated No Ethics Rules in Hearing Vanguard Case

“U.S. Supreme Court nominee Samuel Alito Jr., responding to Senate requests to explain his participation as a judge in cases that involved companies managing his investments, said he violated no ethics rules. Specter said yesterday that two legal ethics experts, Geoffrey Hazard of the University of Pennsylvania Law School and Ronald Rotunda of George Mason University’s law school, told him they found no ethical violations.”

Saturday, Nov. 12, Washington Post

Cell Phone Bank Robber Still a Face with No Name

“Jon Gould, acting director of the Administration of Justice program at George Mason University, said the cell phone bandit’s reluctance to don a disguise showed ‘audacity that is quite impressive. Either audacity or stupidity.’ The cell phone bandit’s calm demeanor led some to theorize she was under someone’s spell. Gould said, however: ‘She’s not hypnotized. You can’t hypnotize over the phone.’”

Sunday, Nov. 13, Cherry Hill Courier Post (N.J.)

Give Voice Back to New Jersey Residents

“The state must stop legislators from redrawing districts to ensure their continued victory.

An in-depth series on the ballot measure in Ohio by the Toledo Blade noted that the lack of competition ‘breeds partisan polarization and saps voters’ ability to swing power.’ And it’s even worse on the national level. ‘The country would have to be burning in order for Republicans to be turned out of the House of Representatives,’ said Michael McDonald, an assistant government and politics professor at George Mason University and a national redistricting expert.”

Tuesday, Nov. 15, The Age (Melbourne, Australia)

It’s Game On for Experimental Economics

“A congestion tax, better public transport, water markets and improved health services may come from an experimental economics laboratory at the University of Melbourne. Laboratories in the network include the one at George Mason University in Virginia, run by Nobel Prize winner Vernon Smith, the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) and University College London. Other Australian universities in the network are the Australian National University, the University of Sydney and the University of NSW.”

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