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Editor’s Note

Aug. 1, 2011—As you can see, the Vanderbilt View underwent a transformation over the summer. Not a full-blown overhaul by any means, but a little nip and tuck nonetheless. As you might imagine, we’re doing our best to save trees and money. But that’s not our only motivation. Since the View launched in 2007, Vanderbilt’s online presence...

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Kudos

Aug. 1, 2011—    Abdiweli Mohamed Ali, a Vanderbilt master’s degree graduate in economics, has been named prime minister of Somalia. Michael Burcham, lecturer in management; John Howser, director of medical center news and communications; and Candice Storey Lee, associate director of student athletics, have been selected for the 36th annual class of Leadership Nashville. James H....

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Looking Back

Aug. 1, 2011—Alumna Dinah Shore rose to fame in music, radio and television.

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Snjezana Bojic, What’s Your Story?

Aug. 1, 2011—Seventeen years ago, Snjezana Bojic left her home in war-torn Bosnia as a refugee looking to escape the brutality and deprivation of that devastating conflict. She was 22 years old, and it was the second year of a war characterized by genocide, ethnic cleansing, massive casualties and displaced people. “It was very hard living there,...

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Summer Fun

Jun. 2, 2011—Art, food, culture and adventure await you on Vanderbilt's campus.

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Between Two Worlds

Jun. 2, 2011—Cristiana Grigore is Roma, a member of the largest ethnic minority in Europe. Over the course of her journey from her native Romania to Peabody College at Vanderbilt, she has become an ambassador for her people, an advocate for social inclusion, and is striving to make a difference at the international level.

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Help in a Pinch

Jun. 2, 2011—What do you do when you have a sick child but can’t miss work? An elderly parent who needs care but you just can’t be there? Parents in a Pinch, Vanderbilt’s new backup care benefit, provides trusted help when harried employees need it most.

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Stripped Away

Jun. 2, 2011—There are any number of circumstances in which people can effectively lose some or most of their basic rights, says Colin Dayan, the Robert Penn Warren Professor in the Humanities. In her new research, Dayan argues that the law has been refined so that it can be used to deny the very rights it’s presumably there to protect.

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Editor’s Note

Jun. 2, 2011—Learn from the cicadas and live your life to the fullest.

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Kudos

Jun. 2, 2011—Read about Vanderbilt faculty, staff, student and alumni's latest awards, appointments and achievements

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Looking Back

Jun. 2, 2011—In 1954, 65,000 people filled Vanderbilt Stadium to hear The Rev. Billy Graham speak.

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The Last Word

Jun. 2, 2011—Terrie Barrow has found health, hope and healing in her "urban garden."

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