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Chancellor shares letter with federal lawmakers regarding Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Nov. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University, through the Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Federal Relations, today shared an official letter with members of the Tennessee delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos outlining the university’s deep concerns with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the current tax reform plan under consideration in Washington by federal lawmakers.

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A message from the Provost: Advocating for federal support of great research

Jun. 30, 2017—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente responds to the recently announced federal budget proposal that calls for drastic cuts to research funding from the National Institutes of Health.

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Rounds: A message from the President and CEO of VUMC

Jun. 30, 2017—News from our nation’s capital about budget proposals that would reduce funding that universities and academic medical centers are reimbursed for providing health care to the nation’s poor and underserved, and for conducting research that supports the nation’s health, security, and economic leadership, has reached a cacophony.

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Chancellor: Keep the lights on: Science funding must be national priority

Jun. 9, 2017—For well over a century, innovations by America’s research universities have made America stronger, writes Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in 'The Hill.'

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Chancellor pledges to fight for university’s mission, values during trying times

Apr. 7, 2017—In an era when colleges and universities are attacked and research and discovery are devalued, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos pledged at the spring faculty assembly to fight for Vanderbilt's mission.

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AAU: Frequently Asked Questions about Facilities and Administrative Costs of Federally Sponsored University Research

Mar. 16, 2017—The AAU has prepared a helpful FAQ for anyone seeking to understand facilities and administrative costs (also known as "indirect costs") associated with federally funded research.

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