Vanderbilt University News

Ex-Vanderbilt Student Sues University for $10M Over Assault Allegations

A former student has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Vanderbilt University, claiming he was wrongfully accused of sexual assault. The Tennessean reports the lawsuit was filed May 5. It claims the student, identified only as “Z.J.,” was expelled three …

Holding Government Legally Liable for Failing to Act

Like a driver obligated to use his brakes to prevent hitting a pedestrian in a road, governments have a duty to protect private property with the right laws and regulations, according to a Vanderbilt Law School professor. If a governmental …

6 Ways to Kill Innovation Without Even Trying

Why do some great ideas fail and others succeed? The unique innovations pioneered by someone like Apple CEO Steve Jobs may have less to do with “out of the box” creativity than with mastering—and overcoming—a set of fundamental constraints that …

Employers Pay Workers More Where Sexual Harassment Risk Exists: Study

Female workers are six times more likely than male workers to experience sexual harassment on the job, according to a report out of Vanderbilt University in Nashville. Vanderbilt University economist Joni Hersch has calculated the first measures of sexual harassment …