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Vanderbilt University labor expert says GM, UAW tentative agreement could have monumental impact on union organizing

Sep. 27, 2007—The novel collective bargaining arrangement General Motors and the United Auto Workers have tentatively agreed to could have a major impact on the future of labor organizing in the United States, Vanderbilt University labor expert Dan Cornfield says.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt economist helps sway Supreme Court to overturn telecom antitrust lawsuit

May. 22, 2007—The Supreme Court followed the advice of a Vanderbilt University professor and 25 other top antitrust economists and overturned the decision made by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals on the telecom antitrust lawsuit Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly.

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Muhammad Yunus tells Vanderbilt seniors to help end poverty; Nobel Peace Prize winner accepts $100,000 Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal

May. 10, 2007—Vanderbilt students should help create a world where museums have exhibits on poverty because it is a thing of the past, Nobel Peace Prize winner and Vanderbilt alumnus Muhammad Yunus told graduating seniors on Thursday as part of Senior Class Day.

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Vanderbilt’s Graduate Program in Economic Development: Producing movers and shakers for half a century

May. 2, 2007—The program at Vanderbilt University that helped give Muhammad Yunus to the world is a small but mighty wonder. The Graduate Program in Economic Development (GPED) has been producing ambassadors, finance ministers and heads of central banks around the world for 50 years.

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Investing in college: How to pick the right school at the right price; Vanderbilt professor sorts through the confusion of choosing a college

Apr. 23, 2007—College is clearly an investment in a person's future. But how do you pick the right school for you and which school will give students and parents the best return on their investment?

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Free tax preparation offered at Vanderbilt-Edgehill VITA site for qualified persons

Apr. 13, 2007—Free tax preparation for qualified individuals will be offered Saturday, April 14, at the Vanderbilt-Edgehill Volunteer Income Tax Site (VITA) from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nashville's newest VITA site is located at the Easley Community Center at 1000 Edgehill Ave. This is the last day the site will be open before this year's tax-filing deadline of April 17.

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Columnist and author to talk about financial burdens facing those in 20s, 30s

Apr. 12, 2007—Are people currently in their 20s and 30s the first generation that won't do financially better than their parents? Columnist and author Anya Kamenetz poses this question in her book Generation Debt: Why Now is a Terrible Time to be Young and will discuss her findings Tuesday, April 24, at 7 p.m. in Room 114 of Vanderbilt University's Furman Hall.

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Why do women earn less than men?; Two Vanderbilt economists explain this persistent issue and show which professions are worst at pay parity

Apr. 9, 2007—In this day and age women are CEO's, senators, construction workers, stock brokers, economists and more. Women have made their way into every aspect of the workforce and comprise 46 percent of employees. Yet women consistently earn less than men.

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Fund-raising tally important indicator in presidential race: VU campaign expert

Mar. 30, 2007—Raising hefty sums of cash early in the 2008 presidential campaign puts candidates in the driver's seat for competing successfully in the primaries, according to Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science John Geer.

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Vanderbilt economist James Foster to be honored in Mexico

Feb. 15, 2007— Anti-poverty expert to get honorary degree on February 23

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Food security: helping make the world‘s food supply safe

Feb. 1, 2007— Researchers will present papers on a series of topics including the impact of agro-terrorism; the role of international agreements in achieving food security; what tragedy teaches us about 100-year-old food laws; food-borne infections and the global food supply and regulating food aid in disasters.

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Skin color and salary; Lighter and taller equals a bigger paycheck for immigrants

Jan. 25, 2007— A new study by a Vanderbilt University professor of law and economics found legal immigrants in the United States with a lighter skin tone made more money than those with darker skin.

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