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RTA increases fare for five bus routes

Jan. 3, 2012—Effective Friday, Jan. 6, rates will increase for five RTA bus routes: Route 89X Springfield/ Joelton Express Route 91X Franklin/ Brentwood Express Route 92X Gallatin/ Hendersonville Express Route 95X Spring Hill Express Route 96X Nashville/ Murfreesboro Relax & Ride Regular fare (one way) is $4 and not sold at Vanderbilt. A 20-ride pass is $70...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters lunch and learn Jan. 18

Jan. 3, 2012—A representative from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee will host an informational lunch and learn meeting on Jan. 18, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Sarratt Student Center, room 325/327. A free lunch will be provided for the first 30 people who RSVP and attend the meeting. Big Brothers Big Sisters is...

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Final ‘Hold the Stuffing’ weigh-ins Jan. 9-14

Jan. 3, 2012—For all participating in Health Plus’ Hold the Stuffing program, final weigh-ins will be held at the stations listed below Jan. 9-14, 2012. Those who have maintained their weight within two pounds will be entered into a drawing for one of 10 gift cards from Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt. Health Plus is a part...

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Kay Bob’s offers lunch and dinner discounts

Jan. 3, 2012—The owners of Pizza Perfect have opened a new sandwich shop, Kay Bob’s Flatbread Sandwiches, at 1602 21st Ave. South in Nashville, adjacent to Pizza Perfect. Kay Bob’s is offering a $6.95 lunch and dinner special for the Vanderbilt community through January 2012. Kay Bob’s features all-natural meats, fresh baked flat bread, homemade sauces, sweet...

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U.S. Congressman John Lewis to speak at Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day commemoration

Jan. 3, 2012—U.S. Congressman and legendary civil rights activist John Lewis will deliver the keynote address Jan. 16 at an event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Vanderbilt named one of Nashville’s healthiest employers

Jan. 3, 2012—Nashville Business Journal recognized Vanderbilt University as one of the city’s healthiest employers at an awards luncheon Dec. 15. This is the second year for NBJ’s Healthiest Employers awards program, which measures and ranks local organizations that are committed to creating a healthy workplace. Vanderbilt won the “large” category ­– 1,000-plus employees – besting Gaylord...

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Vanderbilt Heart at Williamson Medical Center opens Jan. 6

Jan. 3, 2012—Vanderbilt Heart and Vascular Institute (VHVI) is relocating its cardiac practice in Williamson County and announcing the addition of five cardiologists. Formerly located at 2105 Edward Curd Lane in Franklin, Tenn., the practice will relocate to 4323 Carothers Pkwy., Suite 405, within Williamson Tower, the medical office building attached to Williamson Medical Center in Franklin....

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Liberty Bowl concludes Commodores’ momentum-building season

Jan. 3, 2012—It wasn’t the storybook ending Vanderbilt fans were hoping for, but then again, did you expect the Commodores to be playing football just hours before New Year’s after back-to-back 2-10 seasons? Not likely. The Commodores’ season didn’t end with a victory, but all the strides that were made in 12 months will not be washed...

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Applications now being accepted for talented MNPS students to attend class at Vanderbilt

Jan. 3, 2012—The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt is now accepting applications for the Class of 2016. The SSMV is a joint venture between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools. The SSMV offers high school students a four-year interdisciplinary, research-centered learning experience at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities, where internationally...

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Top 20 news stories of 2011

Dec. 29, 2011—Bionics, time travel, Bono and, of course, cicadas are just some of the exciting stories that marked 2011 at Vanderbilt. Below are the year’s top 20 Vanderbilt news stories, in order of the number of views they each received on the Vanderbilt News Network.

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Vanderbilt students to learn firsthand about presidential election process at Iowa Caucus

Dec. 29, 2011—About 20 Vanderbilt University students will get a firsthand lesson in politicking by participating in the Iowa Caucus in early January. Students will attend political rallies, volunteer for candidates’ campaigns and generally observe the Republican caucuses.

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Writer Lorrie Moore to speak at Vanderbilt Jan. 19

Dec. 21, 2011—The Chancellor's Lecture Series will host Lorrie Moore Jan. 19 at the Central Library Community Room. Moore, the author of Like Life, Birds of America and A Gate at the Stairs, will discuss "Creative Writing and the Customer Survey."

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