George Mason in the News

Posted: January 27, 2006 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.

Saturday, Jan. 21, Daily Star (Lebanon)

“George Mason University Professor Discusses Nuclear Bomb and Iran

Jack Goldstone, the Virginia E. and John T. Hazel professor of public policy at George Mason University, has been speaking publicly regarding his analysis of the nuclear standoff in Iran. Speaking to Daily Star columnist David Ignatius, Goldstone said that Iran, under the new President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, is returning to the radicalism employed during the 1979 Iranian revolution when Ayatollah Khomeini came to power. Ignatius summarized the position held by the Mason professor in his column by stating, ‘[Goldstone] argue[s] that Iran was undergoing a similar recrudescence of radicalism that, as in China and Russia, would inevitably trigger internal conflict.’”

Monday, Jan. 23, Denver Post

George Mason University students, along with students from the University of Denver, Purdue and Northwestern, participated in a video conference with former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. The Republican Representative was in a studio in Washington, D.C., using a high-speed fiber-optic cable. The executive producer and political editor of C-SPAN, Steve Scully, organized the event. A number of issues were addressed at the event including a possible run for president, national security, intelligent design and lobbying ethics.”

Monday, Jan. 23, Netscan iPublishing

Virginia Bill Introduced to Honor Former Mason Student Killed in Iraq

“Virginia Senator Jay O’Brien introduced Senate Joint Resolution 150 in the Virginia Assembly to honor former George Mason University student Dillon Miles Jutras. The former Mason student died in the Anbar province in Iraq on Oct. 28, 2005. ‘Whereas, Dillon Jutras…postponed attending George Mason University to fulfill a lifelong dream of joining the military, enlisting when he was 19 years old,’ the resolution stated.”

Tuesday, Jan. 24, ABCNews: Good Morning America

Ethical Questions Regarding Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

“‘All the federal judges save the Supreme Court are bound by judicial canons,’ said George Mason University law professor [Ronald] Rotunda, commenting on allegations that Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia was acting unethically in attending an event in a resort in Colorado. While at the resort, the Ritz-Carlton in Bachelor Gulch Colorado, John Roberts was sworn in as the 17th Supreme Court justice on the Supreme Court, which was attended by every current justice with the exception of Scalia.”

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