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What’s On My Mind: Honoring the lessons that John McCain taught us

Aug. 31, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos remembers Senator John McCain and how he modeled civil discourse through his service to our country in this week's edition of his column.

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Chancellor suggests top 5 ways new graduates can use their education for good

May. 11, 2018—Acknowledging that their Vanderbilt degrees will grant 2018 graduates a wide range of options, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos offered up five specific ways to use their education for good.

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What’s On My Mind: Modeling a Conversation Ethic

May. 3, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the host of notable speakers Vanderbilt has welcomed this academic year, and the university's role as a convener of critical conversations and facilitator of civil discourse, in this week's column.

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What’s On My Mind: Public service is a cornerstone of democracy

Apr. 16, 2018—The principles of public service and civil discourse helped build the foundation of our democracy, and America’s universities play an important role in keeping those values thriving, Chancellor Zeppos says in his latest column.

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Yates emphasizes importance of civil discourse, public service on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Sep. 28, 2017—Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates Joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on "The Zeppos Report" to discuss the importance of civil discourse and her 27-year career in the Department of Justice.

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