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May 31, 2019

USA Lab Featured in the News

A number of students who took MIT Sloan's USA Lab class this year—and the USA Lab projects they worked on—have been in the news recently.
May 16, 2019

Susan Silbey Wins MIT's Killian Award

Susan Silbey, an MIT sociologist who studies governance, regulation, and legal systems, has received MIT’s highest faculty honor, the James R. Killian Jr. Faculty Achievement Award.
May 15, 2019

Community Partners Visit MIT for USA Lab Presentations

On May 13, representatives from the eight community groups across the U.S. that hosted USA Lab students this semester visited MIT Sloan to hear the students’ presentations and recommendations. A panel discussion followed the class.

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June 15

RT @mitsloanexperts: Are large #corporatebuyers to blame for stagnant wages? @MITSloan’s Nathan Wilmers thinks yes:

June 14

RT @MIT_SHASS: David Autor, academic voice of the American worker: the MIT economist's research is “enormously influential, in part becaus…

June 13

"Deep social and economic divisions...facing the U.S. demand of us that we figure out how to adapt what we have learned from years of negotiations, dispute resolution, and conflict management"--Bob McKersie, @MITSloan, in new book, featured @LERA tonight:

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