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New Aspirations: Vanderbilt welcomes Daniel Diermeier as the university’s ninth chancellor

Jul. 1, 2020—In a wide-ranging interview, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier discusses growing up as a first-generation student in a divided Germany, taking the helm during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the collaborative culture that has fueled Vanderbilt’s success.

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Residential College Magic: Residential colleges provide undergraduates close-knit, diverse communities with faculty mentors

Feb. 21, 2020—Before the Class of 2012 moved onto The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons in 2008, there never had been anything on campus like these intentionally designed communities where undergraduates with different backgrounds are paired together and live alongside faculty.

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Vanderbilt’s Next Chancellor: Daniel Diermeier becomes the university’s ninth chancellor

Feb. 17, 2020—Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor, Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans announced on Dec. 4.

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Backyard Boom: Nashville has emerged as a cultural hotspot—with plenty of Vanderbilt alumni taking part in the city’s transformation

Jan. 24, 2020—“Portland knows the feeling. Austin had it once, too. So did Dallas. Even Las Vegas enjoyed a brief moment as the nation’s ‘it’ city. Now, it’s Nashville’s turn.”

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The Art of Healing: Cuban artist and Vanderbilt professor Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons wants to change the world through art

Nov. 7, 2019—The work of Cuban-born artist and professor Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons defies categorization—but she wants it to change the world. “Art is an archive of the minutiae of life,” she says. “Art is alchemy. It’s an incredibly mysterious process.”

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All-Stars: Dynamic educators and researchers join Vanderbilt’s distinguished faculty

Nov. 7, 2019—This fall Vanderbilt welcomed its newest faculty members to campus, and their impact is already being felt, both in the classroom and through their wide-ranging research.

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Lane Change: Vanderbilt experts say the future of urban transportation relies not on one solution, but on many

Oct. 30, 2019—Self-driving cars. Ride shares. Electric bikes and scooters. The future of transportation, experts say, won’t include just one mode, but instead many. Depending on your point of view, that’s either a welcome relief or a nightmare.

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Dying of Whiteness: How the politics of racial resentment is killing America’s heartland

Oct. 30, 2019—On the night of Nov. 21, 2014, Becca Campbell, a 26-year-old woman from Florissant, Missouri, died of whiteness.

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New Game in Town: Vanderbilt athletics enters a new era with Malcolm Turner and Jerry Stackhouse

Aug. 20, 2019—Turner and Stackhouse developed a mutual admiration during their time in the G League. At the same time Turner was guiding the league through unprecedented growth, Stackhouse was leading the Toronto Raptors’ affiliate, Raptors 905, to the league championship.

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Romancing the Pen: Writing romance novels is a passionate pursuit for these four Commodores

Aug. 20, 2019—Several members of the Vanderbilt community have enjoyed success in the romance genre, drawing upon their varied experiences and interests to bring their stories to life. And they all point to their time at the university as helping spark their imaginations and kindle the passion for their creative pursuits.

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Education Evolution: Vanderbilt scholars are working to align higher ed policy with 21st-century needs

Aug. 20, 2019—Some of the leading efforts to understand the changing nature of public higher education, and implement policies to address those shifts, are being directed by faculty and alumni of Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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‘No Pause Button’: Provost Susan R. Wente takes the helm as Vanderbilt’s interim chancellor

Aug. 16, 2019—As Provost Susan R. Wente assumes the role of Vanderbilt’s interim chancellor, she looks to further the university’s commitment to learning, discovery and creative expression with the same drive and optimism she’s cultivated as an academic leader, scholar and mentor.

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