This Week in the News…

Posted: May 31, 2002 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:

Sunday, May 26, New York Times

Beyond Justice: The Eternal Struggle to Forgive

Roger W. Wilkins, a civil rights activist and history professor at George Mason University who has written a book, Jefferson’s Pillow, about black patriotism despite the trials of slavery, describes himself as a believer in the healing power of forgiveness. He said white people often ask why blacks seem to be forgiving. There is a religious component to his answer, but a strong element of self-preservation too. ‘After a while you figure it out for yourself: you can’t be consumed by this stuff because then your oppressors have won,’ he said. ‘If you are consumed by rage, even at a terrible wrong, you have been reduced.'”

Monday, May 27, Computerworld

Judge May ‘Haunt’ Microsoft for Years as Remedy Enforcer

“Whether this case becomes for [Judge Colleen] Kollar-Kotelly what it became for [Judge Harold] Green remains to be seen. One expert, Ernest Gellhorn, an antitrust professor at George Mason University Law School in Arlington, Va., said the specific terms of the AT&T breakup ‘were so undefined and open-ended that the parties were constantly going back to court.’ He said he doesn’t believe Kollar-Kotelly will face a similar problem.”

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