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Horr named Vanderbilt associate vice chancellor for internal audit

Jan. 6, 2017—Douglas D. Horr, a seasoned audit professional with three decades of experience in higher education, is joining Vanderbilt University as associate vice chancellor for internal audit Feb. 1.

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Zeppos named to AAU board

Oct. 28, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has been named to the 11-member board of directors of the Association of American Universities, a nonprofit organization of 62 leading public and private research universities in the United States and Canada.

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Building stronger, more diverse pipeline of future faculty is aim of new postdoctoral program

Oct. 24, 2016—An ambitious postdoctoral training initiative designed to prepare recently graduated doctorates for competitive academic careers will launch later this year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Oct. 24.

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Vanderbilt trustee emeritus and Dallas business leader dies

Oct. 14, 2016—Thomas B. Walker Jr., a Vanderbilt alumnus, trustee emeritus, and generous supporter of the university's strategic growth, died Oct. 11 at his Dallas home from congestive heart failure.

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Community activist who made Vanderbilt a better place dies

Aug. 30, 2016—Betty Chiles Nixon, a pioneering civil and women's rights activist who left a lasting mark on Vanderbilt University, its surrounding neighborhoods and the community, died Aug. 29.

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Chancellor announces major improvements in starting wage, PTO to support staff

Jun. 30, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced that the university will raise its starting wage to $12.50 an hour and will increase its PTO plan for qualified employees, including adding the day after Thanksgiving and more than a weeklong winter break as holidays.

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New basketball coach’s first day at Vandy

Apr. 7, 2016—Vanderbilt hired Bryce Drew as its new head men's basketball coach April 6. Watch Drew's first day on the job.

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Edward G. Nelson, business leader and philanthropist, dies

Apr. 6, 2016—Edward G. Nelson, a prominent banker, civic leader and longtime member of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, has died at the age of 84.

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Zeppos: Vanderbilt clears students’ financial pathway

Mar. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt has led a national drive to ensure that academic achievements, community service and hard work—not ability to pay—determine a student’s path to higher education, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in an opinion piece March 5.

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Hill to convene first meeting of Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Council on diversity, equity and inclusion

Mar. 4, 2016—Eleven faculty members from across campus have been invited to serve on the Vice Chancellor’s Advisory Council, which will provide input to George Hill, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity offer.

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Insights about Bush 41 shared during Presidents Day forum

Feb. 17, 2016—George H.W. Bush was the subject of a Presidents Day Chancellor's Lecture Series event featuring Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sen. Lamar Alexander and Bush biographer Jon Meacham.

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