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Op-ed: Pro sports face some struggles here

Jul. 24, 2007—As it seems, Nashville's shining star in big-time sports may have been tarnished by recent events. Our proud Predators have been left in limbo, abandoned by lame-duck ownership. The Sounds ballpark deal imploded from internal squabbling between owner and developer. Fortunately, everything is not as it seems. Music City is still a big-time player in the pro sports game.

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Vanderbilt class maps strategies for 2008 presidential campaign; Former Congressman Harold Ford Jr. and John Geer to co-teach

Jul. 20, 2007—One of the nation's most respected political scientists and a prominent young political leader will team up at Vanderbilt University to teach a unique course in which students create strategies on how best to win the 2008 Democratic and Republican presidential nominations. Distinguished Professor of Political Science John Geer and former U.S. Rep. Harold Ford Jr. will co-teach "Capturing the 2008 Presidential Nominations."

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Bottorff to chair Vanderbilt Chancellor Search Committee

Jul. 19, 2007—Nashville executive and Vanderbilt Board of Trust Vice Chairman Dennis C. Bottorff will chair the search committee charged with identifying the next Chancellor of Vanderbilt University, Board of Trust Chairman Martha R. Ingram announced on Thursday.

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Video: “Meet the Candidates” picnic offers old-fashioned politicking

Jul. 19, 2007—Members of the Vanderbilt community and its neighbors had the opportunity to learn more about the candidates and issues in the Aug. 2 local election at today's "Meet the Candidates" picnic on Olin Lawn. More than 70 percent of Vanderbilt's approximately 20,000 employees live in Davidson County.

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Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital names Kevin Churchwell, M.D., as new CEO

Jul. 19, 2007—At 11 a.m. this morning the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt will formally announce the appointment of Kevin Churchwell, M.D., as the hospital's new CEO.Churchwell, a Nashville native, Vanderbilt-educated physician and nationally recognized pediatrician, has been selected as chief executive officer and executive director of Children's Hospital, effective immediately.

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Highly respected professor takes on new role at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management; William Christie appointed to associate dean for faculty development

Jul. 18, 2007—William G. (Bill) Christie, the Frances Hampton Currey Professor of Finance and professor of law at Vanderbilt University is now the new associate dean for faculty development at the Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management.

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Vanderbilt expert: Polls in multi-candidate races should be viewed cautiously

Jul. 17, 2007—Public opinion polls in the Nashville mayoral contest (and other multi-candidate races) should be analyzed with care because of the high potential for error, according to Vanderbilt Distinguished Professor of Political Science John Geer.

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Tiempo Libre, Kronos Quartet to perform at Vanderbilt; 33rd season of Great Performances at Vanderbilt announced

Jul. 13, 2007—The United States premiere of Australia's BalletLab and a performance by the Kronos Quartet highlight the 33rd season of Great Performances at Vanderbilt, Nashville's longest running and only international performing series. The season will also bring a residency at Vanderbilt by the Jos√à Lim√õn Dance Company.

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Zeppos named interim chancellor

Jul. 12, 2007—Gordon Gee will leave after seven years as Vanderbilt's chancellor to return to Ohio State University as its president, a position he previously held from 1990 to 1997. His resignation is effective Aug. 1. Vanderbilt Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Nicholas S. Zeppos has been named interim chancellor effective Aug. 1, Board of Trust Chairman Martha R. Ingram announced on July 12.

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Institute at Vanderbilt University strives to keep promising black students on track; Two-week program runs until July 20

Jul. 12, 2007—Four young men stand on the edge of a stage, eyes closed and backs facing the room. More young men stand below, some poised for action and others distracted with horseplay.

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Gee to step down as Vanderbilt chancellor

Jul. 11, 2007—Gordon Gee will leave after seven years as Vanderbilt University's chancellor to return to The Ohio State University as president, a position he held from 1990 to 1997. His resignation is effective Aug. 1.

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TIPSHEET: Vanderbilt law professor fights to keep police from releasing arrest records

Jul. 6, 2007—In a court of law, a person is innocent until proven guilty. But when a person's photograph and arrest information are posted on television newscasts, newspapers, radio reports and Web sites, he or she is essentially being painted as a criminal before being tried by a judge or jury. That's the opinion of University Professor of Constitutional Law & Health Law & Policy James Blumstein. Blumstein is going to U.S. District Court on July 11 to convince a judge to enforce a 33-year-old court order that bans Nashville Metro Police from giving out raw arrest information.

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Op-ed: Integration ruling shows where clout is on Supreme Court

Jul. 3, 2007—The recent school desegregation decisions handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court drive home three important lessons.

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