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International student opens social media window to Vanderbilt

Oct. 12, 2016—International student Cici Zhang is sharing her Vanderbilt experience online with China--and incorporating her love of children in an immersion research project.

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Vanderbilt internship program most comprehensive in college athletics

Oct. 6, 2016—For the past two summers, the Vanderbilt athletic department has placed student-athletes with employers in Nashville for unpaid internships that run for at least 20 hours a week. The goal? To provide work and internship experience usually reserved for students who are not varsity athletes.

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First-year students learn lessons on race and inclusion at 10th annual Lawson Lecture

Sep. 29, 2016—A reunion 50 years in the making made a significant impact on first-year students at the 10th annual Lawson Lecture Sept. 27, when Vanderbilt alumni Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard shared their stories of being young African American basketball recruits and students on campus in the late-1960s.

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Mental health and well-being focus of chancellor’s committee, new campuswide initiative

Sep. 22, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has empaneled a committee to consider and make recommendations on how the university can further support holistic and inclusive approaches to supporting mental health and well-being.

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Inside The Ingram Commons at Vanderbilt University

Aug. 8, 2016—What's life really like inside Vanderbilt’s renowned first-year residential college system? Hear from students and faculty heads of house and see what makes The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons a true home away from home.

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Curb Public Scholars develop evidence-based public policies

May. 25, 2016—The "People's Guide to Nashville," an album of children's music with prosocial messaging, and the inaugural Accessibility Map-a-Thon at Vanderbilt are among projects created and implemented by the 2015-16 Curb Center Public Scholars.

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Chancellor teams with students to help elementary class dream big about college

May. 9, 2016—Elementary students from one of the poorest large cities in the nation are dreaming big about college, thanks to twin brothers from their hometown and Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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Class of 2016: Deya Maldas merges her passions for service and music

May. 9, 2016—When Deya Maldas signed up to be a tutor at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Middle Tennessee, she didn’t know she was about to have the most transformative experience of her freshman year.

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Class of 2016: Sam Reilly turns his love of fine coffee into a social media app

May. 9, 2016—Sam Reilly does some of his best thinking when he’s out for a run with his Vanderbilt cross-country teammates. It is one of the rare moments in his busy schedule when he can stretch his mind along with his legs.

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Class of 2016: Sam Hoskins finds identity and purpose in mentoring first-year students

May. 5, 2016—Sam Hoskins has spent the last four years living on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons. From his introduction to the residential community as a first-year student in Gillette House to his last three years as a resident adviser in North House, Hoskins says The Ingram Commons has played a significant role in his journey of self-discovery.

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Class of 2016: Michaela Novakovic mixes music and science

May. 5, 2016—Michaela Novakovic’s majors take her from the grand to the microscopic on a daily basis. The Sorrento, Florida, native and Blair School of Music senior is a double major in harp and molecular and cellular biology.

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Class of 2016: Connor D. Henderson advocates for human rights and the arts

May. 4, 2016—In his four years at Vanderbilt, Connor D. Henderson has become a strong advocate for expanded campus space and resources for student productions. Some of his favorite memories are of cultural showcases by the Vanderbilt performing arts community filled with music, dance and food.

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