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Philanthropy class donates funds to support local nonprofits and relief efforts

Apr. 27, 2020—A unique Vanderbilt University class has ended the year on a high note by distributing $77,000 in donations to Nashville nonprofits and relief efforts related to the March 3 tornadoes and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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Homelessness will worsen due to COVID-19 outbreak, but there are solutions, Vanderbilt researcher says

Apr. 23, 2020—Human and Organizational Development Professor Marybeth Shinn outlines the solution to the homelessness epidemic in her new book, "In the Midst of Plenty: Homelessness and What to Do About It."

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Faculty named to Global Voices Fellowship for fall 2020

Feb. 21, 2020—Erin Calipari, Kelly Haws and Marybeth Shinn have been selected as Global Voices Fellows for the fall 2020 semester.

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Nashville charities benefit from Vanderbilt philanthropy class

Apr. 25, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos helped undergraduates distribute donation checks totaling $59,000 to four Nashville charities as part of a unique class that teaches undergraduates the importance and value of philanthropy.

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Endowed chair holder celebration honors 11 professors

Sep. 8, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their exemplary achievements during a celebration Sept. 6 at the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt students cap off philanthropy class with $75,000 gift to local charities

May. 5, 2017—Nearly 30 Vanderbilt students took part in Philanthropy and Social Problem Solving, a Peabody College course offered as part of the human and organizational development major. The class capped off the semester by giving $75,000 to five charities.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Chemo Ducks program among recipients of $75,000 donation from VU students

Apr. 27, 2017—A unique Vanderbilt class focusing on philanthropy will end the semester with students presenting checks totaling $75,000 to service organizations tomorrow.

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Study: Homebuyer course attendees less likely to face foreclosure

Sep. 2, 2016—Odd of foreclosure were 42 percent lower among those who completed the homebuyer class.

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Chancellor presents top prizes, including new award for excellence in equity, diversity and inclusion research, at fall assembly

Aug. 25, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos presented seven faculty research awards, including two new awards for efforts that advance understanding of diversity, at the Fall Faculty Assembly Aug. 25.

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Vanderbilt class donates $60,000 to area nonprofits

Apr. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt students gave $60,000 to three Nashville charities on April 25, the final day of a spring semester class on philanthropy.

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Homeless advocates gather to discuss new housing study

Aug. 28, 2015—Housing vouchers work best, but landlords often are unwilling to accept them in Nashville's strong rental market.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: Homeless panel and Twitter chat this week

Aug. 17, 2015—Vanderbilt researcher Marybeth Shinn will discuss the Family Options Study, an 18-month evaluation of federal homeless housing programs.

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