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Celeste Carruthers, a professor at the University of Tennessee’s Haslam College of Business who has extensively researched the state’s tuition-free programs, said Tennessee had done several things right. The first was keeping the program simple. “The crystal-clear message that college is free if you follow these steps and go to these places cuts through a lot of the clutter and opaqueness,” Dr. Carruthers said.
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Don Bruce is a professor at the University of Tennessee, and says another reason you may not see people jumping into any job openings they see is because in the past year he believes people have reevaluated their career choices and work preferences. "The workers are out there. It’s just a matter of finding them and giving them an offer they can’t refuse."
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Haslam students are collecting data about how many people use KUW spaces and how much money those visitors spend.