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Author: Amy Wolf

Why does it take humans so long to mature compared to other animals? Look to your neurons!

Oct. 30, 2018—How long humans and other warm-blooded animals live—and when they reach sexual maturity—may have more to do with neurons in their cortex than body size or mass, according to new research by Associate Professor of Psychology Suzana Herculano-Houzel.

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Vanderbilt by the numbers

Oct. 14, 2018—The numbers tell the story when it comes to Vanderbilt’s high national rankings, low student-to-faculty ratio, the impact of Opportunity Vanderbilt and more.

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Age, race and gender split in political parties could lead to voter discrimination

Sep. 14, 2018—A vastly expanding gap in age, gender and diversity between the nation’s largest generation—millennials—and baby boomers is exacerbating voter discrimination, according to a Vanderbilt Law School expert.

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McKanders leads Immigration Practice Clinic helping refugees

Sep. 6, 2018—Clinical Professor of Law Karla McKanders is directing the first Immigration Practice Clinic at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Provost celebrates community, immersion opportunities for Class Of 2022

Aug. 24, 2018—Watch as Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente talks about Vanderbilt's diverse and caring community and the unique opportunities the Class of 2022 will explore through Immersion Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt welcomes the Class of 2022

Aug. 18, 2018—Service is synonymous with Vanderbilt's culture. On Move-In Day, that means hauling lots of boxes, clothes, mini fridges and “must haves” for the newest class moving into The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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Vanderbilt ranks No. 1 for Great Financial Aid

Aug. 7, 2018—Vanderbilt garnered additional high marks in the annual "Princeton Review" survey, including for "happiest students," "best quality of life" and "most beautiful campus."

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Monthlong immersion takes students to an underwater world

Aug. 3, 2018—A team of Vanderbilt students from a diverse array of majors traveled to the Central American island of Utila, Honduras, for a research experience examining the impact of tourism on the underwater ecosystem.

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Putting a price tag on a person’s life could make America safer and fairer

Jun. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt economist W. Kip Viscusi says putting a price tag on the value of a person’s life makes people and products safer.

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Why Federal Reserve should offer bank accounts to everyone

Jun. 20, 2018—Vanderbilt Professor of Law and former Treasury adviser Morgan Ricks argues that the general public, businesses and institutions should have the option to open an account at the Federal Reserve.

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Class of 2018: Alexandra Doten wants to help young students reach for the stars

Apr. 26, 2018—Alexandra Doten’s passion for blending science, education and outreach was born from a failure. Doten took an astronomy class her first semester freshman year and failed the first test. But with encouragement from a professor, she turned the experience into a lesson in perseverance.

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Class of 2018: Jalen Dansby sets his sights on medical school and community leadership

Apr. 23, 2018—As Jalen Dansby approaches Commencement, he has acceptance letters from 10 of the country’s top medical schools, including Yale and Vanderbilt. He’s motivated to become a doctor not just for himself, but also for his community.

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