George Mason in the News

Posted: June 9, 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.

Wednesday, May 31, Associated Press

Larranaga to Be Named Coach of the Year

“George Mason men’s basketball coach Jim Larranaga is getting a special honor from the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Basketball Hall of Fame. The group will name Larranaga the men’s Coach of the Year tomorrow. Larranaga led George Mason to the Final Four in one of the NCAA’s greatest tournament runs. The Patriots eventually lost to National Champion Florida but beat Connecticut in the regional final.”

Tuesday, June 6, (Ireland)

The Great Wireless Land Grab

“Regulators and experts from all over the world attended an OECD workshop on wireless spectrum hosted by the Commission for Communications Regulation (ComReg) in University College Dublin recently. The debate centered on the best way to allocate licenses to operators for various frequencies and technologies such as Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT), WiMax and Ultra Wideband. Thomas Hazlett, professor of law and economics at George Mason University and a former chief economist at the Federal Communications Commission, said: ‘Liberalization of spectrum policy means “embrace and enable,” not “clamp and restrain.” In the eighties the U.S. led the world in cellular. Delays by regulators on licensing meant that the European cellular market passed the U.S. by in the nineties. ’”

Wednesday, June 7, StarNewsOnline (N.C.)

Poll: U.S. More Positive on Immigrants

“Immigration anxiety has been fueling a fierce political debate in the United States, but attitudes about immigrants in this country are considerably more positive than in several European countries, AP-Ipsos polling found. ‘The population of immigrants is increasing dramatically,’ said Fred Bemak, a George Mason University professor who studies the impact of immigration. ‘When it’s the person next door, it changes the tone.’”

Thursday, June 8, WNBC (N.Y.)

Webb Endorsed by Democrat Senate Committee

“Reagan Republican-turned-Democrat James Webb won a rare pre-primary endorsement Wednesday from the head of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee as the party’s ‘best hope’ for defeating Sen. George Allen. Sen. Charles Schumer of New York became the ninth U.S. Senate Democrat to endorse the former Reagan Navy secretary over his rival in Tuesday’s primary, businessman Harris Miller. George Mason University political science professor Mark Rozell said it’s rare for national party organizations to involve themselves in a state nomination fight so late.”

Write to at