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Author: Joan Brasher

People with less financial knowledge unlikely to borrow for college

May. 31, 2017—People with low levels of financial literacy or who have used payday lending are far less willing to borrow to pay for college, according to a new Vanderbilt study.

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Novelist inspires MNPS middle schoolers to pursue the writing life

May. 26, 2017—Best-selling young adult fiction writer Sharon M. Draper visited the Wyatt Center at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College to motivate and inspire Nashville middle schoolers.

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School for Science and Math students graduate; new cohort named

May. 17, 2017—The program graduated its 2017 class and named the new cohort for this fall.

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Sick kids live longer, but brain function may suffer

May. 16, 2017—Survival rates continue to rise for children living with once-fatal chronic pediatric health conditions, but their survival comes at a cost.

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Vanderbilt students cap off philanthropy class with $75,000 gift to local charities

May. 5, 2017—Nearly 30 Vanderbilt students took part in Philanthropy and Social Problem Solving, a Peabody College course offered as part of the human and organizational development major. The class capped off the semester by giving $75,000 to five charities.

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Acclaimed artist Mel Chin named Peabody College distinguished alumnus

May. 5, 2017—Chin’s art is inspired by political and social dilemmas, provoking discussion and evading easy classification.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt to honor 24 outstanding MNPS seniors in graduation ceremony

May. 3, 2017—Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean will deliver the keynote address. Dean will be introduced by MNPS board member Mary Pierce.

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Vanderbilt’s international scholars exchange ideas at Lipscomb literacy event

May. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt University’s eighth cohort of Hubert H. Humphrey Fellows recently shared ideas and experiences at "Global Voices: An Initiative of Abriendo Puertas."

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chemo Ducks program among recipients of $75,000 donation from VU students

Apr. 27, 2017—A unique Vanderbilt class focusing on philanthropy will end the semester with students presenting checks totaling $75,000 to service organizations tomorrow.

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Pre-K needs proper implementation and rigorous evaluation to succeed

Apr. 27, 2017—Mark Lipsey presented a pre-K consensus report, a joint effort by several institutions to inform lawmakers and other education thought leaders.

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Class of 2017: Stephanie Zundel conquers physical challenges and inspires others

Apr. 24, 2017—Losing her sight at age 3 was no match for Peabody College senior Stephanie Zundel's competitive spirit. While at Vanderbilt, she took up marathon running and completed the 2017 Boston Marathon on April 17.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Next Steps graduation is April 26

Apr. 20, 2017—Five graduating students will be recognized at the Faye and Joe Wyatt Center for Education.

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