George Mason in the News

Posted: May 26, 2006 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, May 18, USAToday

Final Four Run Has Mason Pondering Future

“Whither Cinderella after the ball? In the fairy tale, she lives happily ever after. At George Mason University, it’s wait and see. The madness of March has given way to mid-May, but Final Four glory still simmers on a front burner here. When the Class of 2006 settles into their seats at Patriot Center for Saturday’s commencement, GMU president Alan G. Merten plans to tell graduates they have lived through the most exciting year in school history.”

Sunday, May 21, The Washington Post

Bye Bye to All That, Goofy, Green Mascot

“The first time Patrick Mazur walked into the George Mason University Patriot Center in the mascot costume it felt very weird: He could only see out of the mouth of the 2 1/2 -foot-wide head, which pivoted wildly if he wasn’t careful. Now, after three years of running around and expressing emotions in cartoon form – the ‘oh well’ shrug, the arms raised in delight, and the head-slumped, hands-over-the-eyes agony of defeat – Mazur feels completely normal in the furry green costume.”

Sunday, May 21, Media General News Service

Virginians in Washington

“The White House sent to the Senate the judicial nomination of Kimberly Ann Moore, a law professor at George Mason University, for the federal circuit.

Moore, 37, lives in Falls Church. Her nomination is to sit on a Washington-based court that handles specialized appeals from across the nation. Cases involve patent law, trademarks, international trade, federal personnel and certain other areas.”

Wednesday, May 24, Washington Times

Warner Lends Hopefuls Big Hand

“Former Gov. Mark Warner’s fundraising skills continue to influence Virginia politics, even though he left the state’s top post more than four months ago. Mr. Warner’s fundraising efforts have fueled speculation that the 51-year-old is motivated in part by a desire to run for president in 2008. Since its formation, his Forward Together Political Action Committee has raised almost $6 million and fed $265,000 into competitive races nationwide, helping to raise his national profile. ‘A popular politician can’t transfer his popularity to someone else, but he can raise a lot of money,’ said Mark J. Rozell, a professor of public policy at George Mason University.”

Wednesday, May 24, Tracy Press (California)

Into the Endangered Zone

“A law that put the environment before business for more than three decades is waiting for the Senate to vote on changes that would tip the balance in the other direction. Landowners – sick of seeing their land hijacked by critters so rare that most city slickers have never even heard of them – are lobbying the Senate to pass sweeping changes to the Endangered Species Act. ‘The fundamental idea is that for any species to live it’s got to have a place in which to live,’ said George Mason University professor Lee Talbot. Talbot oversaw and helped write the ESA as chief environmental scientist to presidents Nixon, Ford and Carter.”

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