President Mark Gearan was used as an example in an op-ed titled “. . . And the Overstretched FBI” in the June 4 Washington Post. The article describes the increased workload of the FBI after last September, in finding terrorists and investigating the attacks, as well as the interviewing the FBI must do for background checks on Senate-confirmable nominees and other government officials. The author cites how the FBI interviewed Gearan's campus neighbors–fraternity members whose houses were adjacent to his–after he was nominated for the board of the National Service Corps.