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JOINT OR DUAL DEGREE?

Diana Carlin, professor of communication studies, and Ron Dougherty, chair and professor of mechanical engineering, were quoted in an article in NAFSA: Association of International Educators this summer. They weighed in on the pros and cons of joint and dual degree programs. “The degree in our joint-degree program will be in whichever school the thesis is done,” Doughtery said in discussing the specifics of KU’s plan.

THE URGE TO MERGE:

Robert DeYoung, the Capitol Federal Professor in Financial Markets and Institutions, was quoted in a recent article on CNNMoney.com about whether banks should merge in these tight economic times. Despite banks failing, there has not been much of a push for banks to merge. “I think there is a reticence on both sides,” said DeYoung. “There is a price illusion on the part of the board of directors looking to sell a bank and a risk aversion by the buyers.”

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