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What’s On My Mind: Courage to change the world

May. 17, 2018—Reflecting on Commencement week, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos shares his thoughts in this week’s column about how each person can make a positive difference in the world.

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Medical School graduates set to begin health care journeys

May. 17, 2018—In his message to the class of 2018 at Commencement last Friday, Jeff Balser, MD, PhD, President and CEO of Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dean of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, spoke of the increasingly high cost of health care, and the role the new graduates might play in bringing it under control as they venture into their new careers.

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Student body president, vice president reflect on Vanderbilt experiences for ‘Zeppos Report’

May. 17, 2018—Before Class of 2018 graduates Jami Cox and Ryan Connor walked across the Commencement stage May 11, they joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for one last conversation as Vanderbilt undergrads.

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School of Nursing graduates ready for future opportunities

May. 17, 2018—Last week’s Commencement marked a milestone for Vanderbilt University School of Nursing when it awarded 73 Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degrees, the greatest number since the program began in 2008.

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Discovery, innovation drive Biomedical Sciences graduates

May. 17, 2018—A highly accomplished group of 83 students earned doctoral degrees in the biomedical sciences from Vanderbilt during the 2017-2018 academic year.

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Student-athletes cap their careers with Vanderbilt degrees

May. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt awarded graduate and undergraduate degrees to current and former Commodore student-athletes during Friday's Commencement celebration on campus. Vanderbilt boasted a graduation success rate of 92 percent during the past academic year, a measure of degree completion compiled by the NCAA.

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Class of 2018 leaves its mark through Senior Class Fund

May. 13, 2018—More than 1,360 members of the Class of 2018 participated in giving to this year’s Senior Class Fund, setting a new record. By reaching 85 percent class participation, this year’s seniors were the first to secure a $100,000 challenge donation issued by Vanderbilt Board of Trust member and student philanthropy advocate Alex Taylor, BS’97.

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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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Vanderbilt honors 2018 Founder’s Medalists

May. 11, 2018—Vanderbilt University recognized the top-graduating student from each of its undergraduate and professional schools on Friday, May 11, during annual Commencement ceremonies.

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Vanderbilt University honors 22 as emeriti faculty

May. 11, 2018—Twenty-two retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 11, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Amal Clooney to graduates: ‘Be courageous. Challenge orthodoxy. Stand up for what you believe in’

May. 10, 2018—In a Senior Day speech that brought a packed Memorial Gymnasium to its feet, Amal Clooney took the crowd through historic examples of courage, including Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus Rev. James Lawson.

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Commencement 2018

May. 10, 2018—From left, Ella Radcliffe, School of Nursing; Yun Young (Susan) Yim, Graduate School; and Saad Rehman, School of Medicine, are among those taking part in today’s Commencement exercises. Commencement schedule: 9 a.m. — University-wide Commencement, Alumni Lawn (Memorial Gym in event of rain) 11 a.m. — School of Nursing, Branscomb Quadrangle 11 a.m. — Graduate...

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