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CANCELED: Chancellor’s Lecture with Anderson Cooper moved to March 29

Feb. 27, 2020—Anderson Cooper, a prominent journalist, CNN anchor and best-selling author who often reports from around the world, will be at Vanderbilt University for a Chancellor’s Lecture on Sunday, March 29. Cooper had to reschedule his appearance from March 15 due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Chancellor reminds graduates of the power of connection at Vanderbilt Commencement

May. 12, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reminded graduates at Vanderbilt’s Commencement May 12 that the university, the faculty and their classmates will continue to have an enduring influence on their lives.

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25 new endowed faculty chairs will support Academic Strategic Plan

Nov. 2, 2016—Twenty-five new endowed chairs named in honor of Vanderbilt University’s founder will expand the faculty in support of the university's long-range vision to advance teaching and research.

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Vanderbilt Magazine celebrates 100 years

Mar. 23, 2015—During 2015 Vanderbilt Magazine celebrates 100 years of publication. It seems like only yesterday we were printing class notes from the Class of 1880 and reporting on a group of young writers called the Fugitives.

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A Winter’s Tale

Mar. 23, 2015— Vanderbilt students enjoyed a rare couple of snow days Feb. 16–17 as Nashville dug out from its worst ice storm in 20 years.

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A Guide to Places Made Famous by Cornelius Vanderbilt and His Heirs

Sep. 26, 2014—What follows is a guide to some of the places that reflect the Vanderbilts’ enduring legacy. Numerous structures remain standing, many of which are listed on the National Register of Historic Places, while others fell victim to the wrecking ball long ago. Still others live on, not because of any family connection, but because of the cachet of the Vanderbilt name itself.

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Vanderbilt honors top graduates during Commencement

May. 11, 2012—Top scholars from Vanderbilt University’s undergraduate and professional schools are being honored with Founder’s Medals during Commencement on Friday, May 11.

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Video: “The Commodore’s Patriotism”

Sep. 30, 2010—Watch video of Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian T.J. Stiles speaking on “The Commodore’s Patriotism: Cornelius Vanderbilt’s Path to the Founding of Vanderbilt University.” Cornelius Vanderbilt, arguably the richest man in America when he died in 1877, played a major role in the development of the modern United States, according to historian and biographer T.J. Stiles....

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