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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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