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Distinguished professor analyzes costs of college

ATHENS, Ohio (Feb. 14, 2005) -- Professor of economics Richard Vedder will speak on "Going Broke by Degrees: Why College Costs Too Much" on Wednesday, Feb. 16. His talk will be held in the Friends of the Library Room (Alden 319) beginning at 3:30 p.m.

"We are delighted to have Professor Vedder speak to the friends," says Catherine Brown, program chair for the group. "He will provide a thought-provoking perspective on a thorny subject."

Vedder joined the Economics Department at Ohio University in 1965. He was named a Distinguished Professor of Economics in 1985. He is the author of six books and more than 100 articles and reviews.

The program will be sponsored by the Friends of the Libraries of Ohio University. It is free and open to the public. Copies of Vedder's book will be available for sale at the program.

The Friends of the Libraries of Ohio University were established in 1979 to support the Libraries.

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Media Contact: Friends of the Libraries of Ohio University Executive Secretary George W. Bain, (740) 593-0138 or bain@ohio.edu

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