History Professor Eric Arnesen officially became the first James R. Hoffa Teamsters Professor in Modern American Labor History at George Washington University during a ceremony at the Washington, D.C. school yesterday.

The installation of Professor Arnesen marks a completion of the vision the Teamsters had when it joined with the university to create the International Brotherhood of Teamstersí Labor History Research Center. The facility houses the unionís vast archives dating back to 1904.

General President James P. Hoffa said the naming of an endowed professorship at GW after his father holds significant meaning for him, given his fatherís own limited education.
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