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Author: Jennifer Johnston

Middle school students part of Nashville’s ‘living public history’

May. 19, 2015—A sixth-grade class from Meigs Academic Magnet Middle School recently spent a day with Peabody researchers at the Nashville Public Library participating in an instructional program developed at Vanderbilt called “Telling, Mapping and Listening to Nashville: Public History and Geography of the New South.”

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Vanderbilt strengthens relationships across state at Day on the Hill

Apr. 1, 2015—Vanderbilt hosted a Day on the Hill breakfast reception for state legislators and staff members March 31 and showcased Vanderbilt's significant impact in each of Tennessee's 95 counties. The Melodores also performed.

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Education standards and testing focus of Vanderbilt panel March 9

Feb. 25, 2015—Education researchers and thought leaders from Vanderbilt’s Peabody College will take a deeper look at the issues surrounding Tennessee’s K-12 testing and standards.

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Divinity dean addresses Rotary Club on managing change

Jan. 27, 2015—Students at Vanderbilt Divinity School “don’t get to shut the world out” and neither does the city of Nashville, Emilie Townes told the Rotary Club of Nashville on Monday.

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Teaching as a team sport boosts student performance

Nov. 21, 2014—Teaching has turned into a “team sport” at Bailey STEM Magnet Middle School, thanks to a partnership with Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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Be clear about purpose when starting a charter school

Oct. 3, 2014—A key to successfully launching a charter school is clear communication about the need and purpose for the new school, according to a report from researchers at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College.

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Peabody collaboration encourages teens to become ‘makers of content’

Sep. 16, 2014—A collaboration between Peabody College and the Nashville Public Library has created a new public library makerspace for area teens called Studio NPL.

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Williams joins public education foundation board

Sep. 10, 2014—David Williams II, vice chancellor for university affairs and athletics and director of athletics, has been appointed to the Nashville Public Education Foundation Board.

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Vanderbilt begins academic year in position of strength, despite challenges

Aug. 22, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told the opening Faculty Assembly on Aug. 21 that Vanderbilt begins the academic year in an exceptionally strong position—academically, financially and culturally.

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Engineering professor shares mapping technology with teachers

Aug. 20, 2014—Through a partnership between Vanderbilt and Metro Nashville Public Schools, a group of dedicated teachers returned to the classroom this year with a new skill set and the tools to incorporate GIS mapping technology into their curriculum.

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Vanderbilt IT launching new, more secure wireless solution

Jul. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt IT has introduced a new wireless onboarding solution to help ensure that Vanderbilt students, staff and faculty have a more secure Wi-Fi connection.

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VUIT creates one network for university and medical center

Jun. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt University Information Technology has removed a significant limitation to network access and performance by merging two networks – the university network and the Medical Center network – into one.

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