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Author: Princine Lewis

Vanderbilt University honors top students during Commencement

May. 13, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented the Founder’s Medals to the top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools during Commencement on Friday, May 13.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Commencement set for May 13 at Vanderbilt University

May. 12, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will deliver the traditional Commencement address at Vanderbilt University in a ceremony beginning 9 a.m. on Alumni Lawn.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak during Vanderbilt’s Senior Day May 12

May. 10, 2011—Wangari Maathai, the 2004 recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and founder of the environmentally conscious Green Belt Movement, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal Thursday, May 12, when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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Vanderbilt moves forward with College Halls

May. 5, 2011—The university will break ground in May 2012 on Kissam College Halls, two colleges that will each house about 330 upperclass students--a mixture of sophomores, juniors and seniors--and be led by faculty directors in residence.

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Board of Trust renames Commons for Martha R. Ingram

Apr. 29, 2011—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has named the university’s living-learning community for first-year students for Martha R. Ingram.

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Vanderbilt considers proposal to assist in establishing a school of education in Abu Dhabi

Apr. 26, 2011—Vanderbilt University officials are exploring a proposal from the government of Abu Dhabi to create a school of education that would train teachers, education leaders and researchers to strengthen the country’s K-12 education system.

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Academic calendar changes start spring 2012

Apr. 21, 2011—Starting spring 2012, the first day of classes following winter break will begin on Monday, Jan. 9. Beginning spring semester classes earlier than the traditional Wednesday start will give students and faculty the opportunity to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, while maintaining the integrity of course schedules and program accreditation standards. The academic...

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Illegal immigrants finding it harder to pay taxes, submit tax returns

Apr. 14, 2011—Illegal immigrants are finding it increasingly harder to find work, pay taxes and submit tax returns because of tighter immigration restrictions.

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Fashion celebrity Tim Gunn to speak April 5

Apr. 1, 2011—Vanderbilt students are inviting the public to hear from fashion celebrity Tim Gunn on Tuesday, April 5.

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Arianna Huffington, William Kristol: “How Does the Media Speak to the Middle Class”

Mar. 22, 2011—Watch video of “How Does the Media Speak to the Middle Class,” a public conversation between Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post, and William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard. The talk took place Monday, March 21, at Vanderbilt University’s Langford Auditorium as part of the university’s annual Impact Symposium. Ben Smith, senior political writer for...

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Vigil for disaster victims in Japan

Mar. 18, 2011—Watch video of a vigil for disaster victims in Japan. Vanderbilt University students held a candlelight vigil March 18 at Benton Chapel for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan. The Honorable Hiroshi Sato, consul general of Japan; Richard McCarty, Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs, and students spoke at the event. Members...

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Huffington, Kristol, Pawlenty, Romer available to media

Mar. 17, 2011—Arianna Huffington, editor-in-chief of The Huffington Post; William Kristol, editor of The Weekly Standard; Tim Pawlenty, a former governor of Minnesota and possible 2012 presidential candidate, and Christina Romer, former chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, will deliver public lectures at Vanderbilt University March 21-22 as part of the university’s annual Impact Symposium....

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