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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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Students to hold vigil for disaster victims in Japan

Mar. 15, 2011—Vanderbilt University students will hold a candlelight vigil Friday, March 18, at 6 p.m. at Benton Chapel for victims of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan.

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Feminist author Jessica Valenti to give Vanderbilt’s Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society

Mar. 14, 2011—Feminist author Jessica Valenti will deliver annual Cuninggim Lecture on Women and Culture and Society March 16 at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt students’ winning essays and video chronicle MLK Day experiences

Mar. 3, 2011—Vanderbilt University has recognized four students –Kirsten Ayers, Chelsea Goodly, Marwah Shahid and Ravi Singh – with a monetary award for excellence in capturing the spirit of the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr., through video and essays about their experiences on the MLK holiday. The winning essays submitted by Goodly, Shahid and Singh, along with Ayers’...

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Pawlenty, Romer to speak at Vanderbilt’s 2011 Impact Symposium tonight

Mar. 2, 2011—Tim Pawlenty, former governor of Minnesota, and Christina Romer, former chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, are speaking as part of the university’s annual Impact Symposium.

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