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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 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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