September 2010

 

 

 

 
In the News
 

Following are highlights of national news coverage that Mason’s School of Public Policy received over the summer through September 1, 2010.

September 1, Washington Post
Metro Washington Unemployment Holds Steady Despite Job Gains
Professor Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis, discusses the economy becoming stronger with more people working but also the increase of people looking for employment.

August 31, Washington Post
Judge Rejects Ken Cuccinelli's Probe of U-Va. Global Warming Records
Professor Mark Rozell comments on Cuccinelli's reputation with independent voters.

August 20, News4 (NBC)
George Allen Embraces Jewish Heritage
Professor Mark Rozell comments on George Allen, former U.S. senator and governor of Virginia, speaking at a recent conference for the Jewish Learning Institute.

August 20, Loudoun Times
Business Incubator Lands in Leesburg
SPP's Mason Enterprise Center opens a business incubator in Leesburg to help small to mid-size companies through initial stages of development.

August 15, WTOP
Comparing Counties: Fairfax Versus Montgomery
Professor Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis, discusses housing in Fairfax and Montgomery counties.

August 10, WTOP
Defense Cutbacks Could Have Huge Impact in Northern Va.
Professor Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis, comments on the possible reduction of defense contractors in the area and how that might affect the local economy.

August 6, Southern California Public Radio
With Great Power, Comes Great Responsibility—The Billionaires Giving Pledge
Professor Philip Auerswald comments on social responsibility of billionaires and entrepreneurial philanthropists.

August 4, WTOP
Reston to See Exponential Growth
Professor and deputy director of the Center for Regional Analysis John McClain comments on the future growth of Reston, Virginia.

July 31, New York Times
The Academic-Industrial Complex

Professor James Finkelstein comments on academics serving on corporate boards.

July 28, Outlook Money Magazine
Taking Stock of the Future
Professor Ramkishen Rajan's studies of firms in India and global economics are cited in this article by Kumar Gautam.

July 22, Fox 5 Morning News (WTTG-TV)
USDA and Shirley Sherrod Controversy
Professor Michael Fauntroy comments on the need for a national discussion about race and politics.

July 19, WAMU-FM/NPR
Arlington Voters Could Face Referendum
Professor Jeremy Mayer discusses a proposed referendum in Arlington, Virginia, that states that the county executive should be elected instead of appointed and county board members should represent districts instead of Arlington County as a whole.

July 16, Washington Post
Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell's Former In-Law Speaks Out for Gay Rights
Professor Mark Rozell comments on how Governor McDonnell could be in an awkward position regarding the views of his former in-law.

July 12, New York Times
Small-Business Lending Is Down, but Reasons Still Elude the Experts
Professor Zoltan Acs, director of Center for Entrepreneurship and Public Policy, comments on whether start-ups will have a difficult time recovering.

June 28, Kansas City Star
Robert Byrd, Senate's Elder Statesman, Is Dead
Professor Jeremy Mayer comments on the transformation in Senator Byrd's career.

June 9, Washington Post
Candidates Push Jobs Message Even Though It's Mostly Beyond Power of Local Offices
Professor Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis, comments on candidates for local offices having limited power to create jobs.

June 8, Washington Post
Five Republican Primaries Beckon Voters
Professor Mark Rozell comments on the GOP primaries in Virginia.

June 7, WTOP
11th Congressional Primary Watched as Bellwether
Professor Mark Rozell comments on the 11th Congressional district race in Virginia.

June 7, Washington Times
Virginia GOP Looks for Rebound
Professor Mark Rozell comments on the GOP establishment in upcoming primaries.

June 4, 9NewsNow
Republicans Hope 11th District Primary Is Step Toward Congressional Control
Professor Mark Rozell comments on the 11th District Primary in Virginia between Keith Fimian and Pat Herrity. Watch now.

June 3, Washington Post
D.C. Area's April Unemployment Down to 5.9%; Net Job Gain of 5,800 Tops in U.S.
Professor Stephen Fuller, director of the Center for Regional Analysis, comments on the spreading recovery.