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West named associate vice chancellor for federal relations

May. 16, 2019—Christina West has been promoted to associate vice chancellor for federal relations in Vanderbilt’s Office of Federal Relations.

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Fauchet advocates for STEM education and federal research support

Feb. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt School of Engineering Dean Philippe Fauchet was in Washington, D.C., last week to advocate for federal support of engineering education and research, in particular through partnerships with the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the departments of Energy and Defense.

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What’s On My Mind: The expectations of a new year

Jan. 7, 2019—As students return to class and faculty and staff resume their work, thoughts and efforts turn to the opportunities that the new year holds, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first column of 2019.

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Vanderbilt advocates for humanities funding

Mar. 13, 2018—Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities Executive Director Mona Frederick and Assistant Vice Chancellor for Federal Relations Christina West met with congressional delegates at the National Humanities Alliance’s recent annual meeting and advocacy day in Washington, D.C.

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Vanderbilt chancellor calls on federal policymakers to sustain investments in science, higher education

Oct. 26, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos thanked members of Congress during a visit to Capitol Hill this week for rejecting the administration’s proposed budget cuts that would cripple American innovation and economic growth.

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2017 omnibus spending bill reaffirms Congress’ commitment to research

May. 10, 2017—Congress has reaffirmed the partnership between the federal government and American research universities by enacting a bipartisan appropriations spending package for fiscal year 2017 that preserves and increases funding for key federal research agencies—including a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health.

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VU forum discusses midterm elections, federal policy predictions for new year

Dec. 17, 2014—A recent forum examined the Republican victories in the midterm elections, the legislation considered during the “lame duck” congressional session, and the outlook for federal policy issues when Congress returns to Washington in January 2015.

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Vanderbilt students travel to Washington, D.C., for science policy event

Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.

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Tennessee-based congressional staff spend day at Vanderbilt

Jul. 2, 2014—Tennessee-based congressional staff members spent the day on campus June 25 to learn firsthand about Vanderbilt services and resources.

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Zeppos meets with federal policymakers; co-chairs panel on government regulation

Feb. 20, 2014—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was in Washington, D.C., Feb. 11-12 to meet with federal policymakers and to participate in the initial meeting of the U.S. Senate-appointed Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education, which he is co-chairing.

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Two from Vanderbilt will head task forces for AAU

Jan. 10, 2014—Two administrators from Vanderbilt University have been named to chair task forces for the Association of American Universities’ 2014 Council on Federal Relations. Christina West, assistant vice chancellor for federal relations, will chair the Higher Education Task Force. This group is responsible for developing and implementing an advocacy strategy, in close coordination with AAU leadership,...

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Second annual Golden Goose Awards presented in Washington

Sep. 20, 2013—The Golden Goose Award recognizes significant contributions to scientific understanding through federally funded basic research—research conducted with the goal of increasing scientific understanding rather than providing a solution to a specific problem.

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