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A study by Dean Doug Guthrie and New York University professor Scott Galloway found that Senate Republicans are outpacing their Democratic colleagues when it comes to social media and communicating with supporters online. The study, released Aug. 19, evaluated and ranked the “Digital IQ” of 100 Senators based on their presence on Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and other online measures. The study was covered by several media outlets: Bloomberg television, the New York Times, AdAge, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Time magazine’s blog, The Washington Post, The Hill, Politico, WTOP radio, Politics Daily, National Journal’s Tech Daily Dose, CNN online and The Hatchet.

Hossein Askari, Iran Professor of International Business and International Affairs, was interviewed in a July 26 Reuters article about new anti-Iran sanctions. He explained why the new sanctions might have more impact on the oil and gas industries than previous measures. An NPR story on July 13 also included Askari’s comments on the sanctions. Regardless of the sanctions, Askari told NPR, it is clear that Iran’s economic situation is in rapid decline.

Dean Doug Guthrie was profiled in a July 21 question-and-answer feature in BusinessBecause. The wide-ranging interview covered his background as a sociologist, his China expertise and his vision for the School of Business. Guthrie’s appointment was also noted in a Forbes.com posting.

Cynthia A. Glassman, senior research scholar at GWSB’s Institute for Corporate Responsibility, was featured in a July 21 article in Insurance Networking News. The article looked at the Federal Reserve’s new shift in authority under the Dodd-Frank Act. Glassman is a former commissioner for the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Scheherazade Rehman, professor of international business, was featured in a July 19 article in The Allentown Morning Call. Rehman told the paper that new financial reform legislation covering loans and mortgages will not prevent the next financial crisis. She said the safeguards are only useful if the mortgage crisis is repeated, adding: "The problem with this is, if you look at finance crises, nothing ever repeats itself." GW Today also interviewed Rehman about the financial reform bill. "This bill was mainly about trying to rebuild public trust and confidence, but many say that that the bill didn't go far enough," she said.

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