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Fortune: The MBA scholarship wars
Highly regarded institutions across the United States are increasingly providing deep MBA discounts as they fight ferociously over the most talented applicants.
Christie St-John, director of admissions at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, is quoted.

National Journal: Obama’s forging his own reality
By issuing a sweeping order on immigration, President Obama has signaled the message to the public that compromise is impossible with a newly elected Congress. Marc Hetherington, professor of political science, is quoted.

Discovery Channel (Canada): Daily Planet: Plane impact test (video)
Doug Adams
, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering,
is interviewed about his team’s efforts to develop warning sensors and systems for large machines like aircraft, cars and wind turbines in order to improve the integrity and safety of the structures.

Smithsonian: Could this be the answer to the tech world’s diversity problem?
School of Engineering
alumna Kimberly Bryant is featured as being one of the recipients honored this year at the Smithsonian’s 2014 American Ingenuity Awards ceremony, saluting 10 groundbreaking individuals across nine categories including technology, performing and visual arts, natural and physical sciences, education, historical scholarship, social progress and youth achievement. Bryant is noted for launching Black Girls Code, a program that offers weekend workshops and summer camps in programming, robotics, Web design and mobile app development to girls as young as 7.

Nashville.com: Nashville lawyer discovers planets with $300k telescope
The Tennessean article was reposted about local lawyer and amateur astronomer David Manner who has relocated his personal telescope to Arizona, where it will survey the sky for tiny telltale signs of exoplanets—planets outside our solar system. Manner is a member of Vanderbilt’s KELT-South survey team and he’ll continue to monitor his telescope remotely with the support of the Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics.

The Tennessean: Vanderbilt rape case attorney suspended
A defense attorney representing former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg has received an 18-month suspension from practicing law, according to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. The suspension was issued after the board reviewed complaints filed by former clients.

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