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Author Heather McGhee gives lecture refuting the American ‘zero-sum’ mindset

Heather McGhee, a New York Times bestselling author and policy advocate, gave a lecture titled “The Sum of Us: Moving Beyond the Myth of Equity as a Zero-Sum Game” in Graham Chapel on Feb. 1.

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Philip Dybvig, WashU Professor, receives Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences 

Philip Dybvig, Professor of Banking and Finance at the Olin School of Business, was awarded the 2022 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for his research on the vulnerability of banks during financial crises. 

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Furloughed employees return to campus for the fall semester

Nearly all of the Washington University employees placed on furlough over the summer have returned to work for the fall.

Gabby Hyman | Contributing Reporter

College of Arts & Sciences introduces three new academic offerings

Washington University’s College of Arts & Sciences made two new majors and a concentration available to students for the 2019-2020 school year. The University now offers a new joint economics and computer science major, an astrophysics major and a production concentration in the Film and Media Studies department. With these new areas of study, students […]

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University honors North with conference on 90th birthday

This weekend, Washington University honored the 90th birthday of economics professor Douglass C. North with an academic conference headlined with speeches by internationally acclaimed economists. North, winner of the 1993 Nobel Prize in Economics for his research on the influences of institutions on economic growth, has taught at Washington University since 1983.

| Contributing Reporter

More loans are not the answer

Amid the tumultuous debate of the health care reform bill, an important issue fell by the wayside. Since 1965, private banks have received subsidies from the federal government in order to support lending to students for higher education.

Architects struggling amid economic turmoil

As Americans do their best to weather the economic storm, architects throughout the country are finding themselves losing their footholds. Nationally, approximately 30 percent of architects are unemployed. According to statistics released by the American Institute of Architects for July 2008, architectural firms across the nation were employing a total of 224,000 people. By January 2009, that number had dropped to 206,000.

| Staff Reporter

The president who has it both ways

Who is President Barack Obama? Some characterize him as the champion of the Left. Others cast him as a shrewd moderate, cunningly attempting to implement practical policies that would work for America.

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Reflections by two economists on a collapse come true

One year ago, two Washington University economists made a prediction about the future of the U.S. economy: a crisis on the order of the 1981 recession.

| News Editor

The economics of a professor

It took a while for her to figure it out, but Professor Melanie Blackwell knew that her olive farm could not stay around for long.

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