George Mason in the News

Posted: October 27, 2006 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

Following are highlights of national news coverage George Mason recently received.

Thursday, Oct. 12, Smart Money Magazine

Village People

“There’s a playoff atmosphere at the ballpark at Saddlebrook Center, and the TV crew taping the game on this steamy Florida afternoon has no shortage of highlights to choose from … And the fans behind first base are buzzing — about Jim McIntosh’s new knee pads. ‘They’ve got the support, here, see,’ explains McIntosh, an affable Wisconsinite with a bristly white moustache. A mini-city 90 minutes north of Disney World — in the middle of nowhere, in other words — The Villages has quietly grown to become quite literally the biggest retirement community in the country, by taking the “what, me retire?” movement to a new extreme … If there’s one major blind spot in the developers’ vision, it’s the health infrastructure, which looks like a fleeting afterthought in the community’s master plan. The Villages is playing catch-up, and it could still pay a price for falling behind. Developers that don’t emphasize assisted living risk alienating seniors who don’t want to have to leave if they become frail, says Andrew Carle, a management professor who directs the Program in Senior Housing Administration at George Mason University: ‘There has to be a continuum of care, and communities that don’t provide it won’t thrive.’”

Tuesday Oct. 17, The Exchange (New Hampshire Public Radio)

George Mason Law Professor Todd Zywicki was featured in a retrospective look at bankruptcy reform one year following the implementation of sweeping changes to federal bankruptcy law. Specifically, the discussion considered how well the changes have worked, who was impacted and if the law has cut back on abuse of the bankruptcy system.

Wednesday, Oct. 18, Knoxville News Sentinel

George Mason Is Still Riding Final Four Wave

“Seven months after their improbable run to the Final Four, the George Mason Patriots still can’t shed their Cinderella glass sneakers. Their fans won’t let them. The Patriots’ fairy tale ride through the NCAA tournament last March ended in a semifinal loss to eventual champion Florida. But the fever surrounding the basketball program has not subsided. Instead it has sparked a surge of publicity for the suburban Washington, D.C. university.”

Thursday, Oct. 19, CNN World Newsroom

Ming Wan, associate chair for undergraduate studies and professor of government and politics in the Department of Public and International Affairs, was interviewed for a segment on the North Korean nuclear test.

Wednesday, Oct. 25, 9 News Now

Layoffs Strike Home Building Business

“The downturn in housing construction in Northern Virginia has reached the point where it’s now costing people their jobs. Layoffs have arrived in an industry that one year ago was as robust as any in our regional economy. Dr. Stephen Fuller of George Mason University’s School of Public Policy tells 9NEWS NOW that ‘labor is the most variable cost,’ which gets adjusted by businesses that suffer losses.”

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