Archive for January, 2005

Visiting Fulbright Scholar Looks for Ways to Produce Better Leaders

Posted: January 4, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Stephanie Kriner

When Asha Bhandarker, a Fulbright Scholar from India, researched how business schools in her home country trained future managers, she was disappointed at the results. “Top schools were not shaping students into managers and future leaders,” she says. Bhandarker, who is being hosted by the School of Public Policy (SPP), found the schools were focusing on theories, ignoring the importance of interpersonal skills and, ultimately, failing to mold the kind of leaders Indian and global companies need.

Mason Freshman Publishes Sci-Fi-Political Thriller

Posted: January 3, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Rey Banks

Not every college freshman can count a published book as one of his life’s accomplishments. But Elliott Kashner can. A double major in government and international politics and economics at Mason, Kashner and his classmate from middle school, Greg Wagman, collaborated for four years on The Eagle’s Crest, a 300-page “Tom Clancyesque” novel of mystery and intrigue set 30 years into the future.

Kirkland Is Employee of the Month for January

Posted: January 3, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

By Fran Rensbarger

Rachel Kirkland, Media Reserves Coordinator for the Johnson Center Library’s (JCL) Reference Department, is Employee of the Month for January. As one of three reference assistants there, she also provides user instruction and is the student supervisor for the Reference Department.

University Reacts to Governor’s FY 2006 Budget Amendments

Posted: January 3, 2005 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

On Dec. 17, Virginia Gov. Mark Warner released his budget amendments for the coming fiscal year. While there was much about which we might be optimistic, solving the base budget adequacy problem for higher education remains as elusive as ever.