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Vanderbilt joins peers to support prospective students during COVID-19

Jul. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University has signed a nationwide pledge from college admissions officers outlining what is expected and valued on college applications to reduce stress for prospective students and their families.

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Vanderbilt announces new standardized testing policies for applicants

Jun. 19, 2020—To support prospective students and their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—which has impacted the availability and accessibility of the SAT and ACT exams—Vanderbilt University will not require scores from these standardized tests for students applying to enter the university in the fall of 2021.

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Ten first-year students chosen as newest Ingram Scholars

Jun. 15, 2020—Ten incoming first-year Vanderbilt University students have been named to the newest class of the Ingram Scholars Program.

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Open Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt running—with heart and soul

Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most selective, diverse first-year class

Oct. 28, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Class of 2023—by the numbers—reflects the institution’s significant progress in building an inclusive community of highly accomplished scholars.

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The Open Dore: Recruiting an intellectually curious group of students

Oct. 18, 2019—In this month’s edition of "The Open Dore" newsletter, Doug Christiansen, vice provost for university enrollment affairs and dean of admissions and financial aid, offers an insider’s look at how Vanderbilt recruits an exceptional group of students each year.

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Watch: Experience Vanderbilt in 360-degree virtual reality

Jun. 4, 2019—Experience Vanderbilt University in 360 degrees using a virtual reality headset or the YouTube app on your smart phone (make sure to move your phone around!).

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Musical Talent and Mentor: Rama Kumaran, BMus’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Rama Kumaran initially intended to study both science and flute when he came to Vanderbilt. He says he didn’t come expecting to know everything. “But I expected to do everything," he says.

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From South Africa with Love: Bill-Kande Badi, BA’19

Apr. 9, 2019—Bill-Kande Badi never imagined he’d pursue a career in film when he traveled more than 8,500 miles from his hometown of Pretoria, South Africa, to study at Vanderbilt. But then he signed up for Cinema and Media Arts courses and “fell in love with making movies.”

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Jonathan Metzl examines how hot-button political issues impact health

Mar. 11, 2019—Professor Jonathan Metzl isn’t afraid to tackle society’s most controversial issues, like guns, mass shootings, health care, race, politics and mental illness.

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Find Your Impact: Student creates app for orangutans

Feb. 22, 2019—A coding hobby led Vanderbilt HOD and economics double major Ben Scheer on a wild immersion, building an app for orangutans at Zoo Atlanta.

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International dream comes true for Blair composition major

Feb. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt sophomore Jacob Beranek loves music and his Czech heritage. These passions recently converged in an incredible opportunity for the talented music composition major.

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