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Kasey Folk, BA’02, elected partner at Ulmer & Berne

Jan. 7, 2014—Kasey M. Folk, BA’02, is one of eight attorneys at Ulmer & Berne elected to partnership. Kasey also serves on the Vanderbilt Alumni Association Board of Directors and is co-president of the Chicago chapter.

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Brenda Gilmore, MEd.’88, elected to Women in Government leadership

Jan. 3, 2014—Rep. Brenda Gilmore, MEd.’88, has been elected as state director for Women in Government, a group that advocates for women serving in state legislatures. She was elected to the position by her female colleagues in the state General Assembly.

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Emerging playwright now in residence at Vanderbilt

Jan. 2, 2014—Sheri Wilner, an emerging playwright whose work has been performed all over the United States, will spend the spring semester as the Fred Coe Playwright-in-Residence at Vanderbilt University.

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Statement from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on boycott of Israeli universities by American Studies Association

Dec. 31, 2013—"Vanderbilt University stands with its Association of American Universities colleagues in opposing a boycott of Israeli academic institutions as proposed by the American Studies Association," said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in a Dec. 31 statement.

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Embrace the Unknown: Lessons from African plains and Cambridge classrooms

Dec. 16, 2013—I’m leaving Africa with a heavy heart and a monumental task before me. When saying goodbyes at the Center for the Rehabilitation of Child Soldiers, Edna [not her real name]—an 18-year-old who was abducted by Ugandan rebels at the age of 12—asked me to promise her two things. First, not to forget the experiences and lives of the women I had been working with for the past year. Second, that I would use my voice to create positive change.

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Roslyn Clark Artis, EdD’10 – Lift Ev’ry Voice

Dec. 13, 2013—Lift Ev’ry Voice “First-generation students who don’t have cultural capital, who don’t come to the table with college-educated parents or economic resources—for those kids to walk across the stage at graduation makes every single day worthwhile,” says Roslyn Clark Artis of her work in higher education.

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Civil rights activist and alumnus Francis Guess wins humanitarian award

Dec. 4, 2013—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has recognized Francis S. Guess, MBM’74,  for his commitment to equality, justice and the advancement of Middle Tennessee with the Kraft Humanitarian Award. He served six years on the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights and an additional 32 years on the Tennessee Human Rights Commission, where he influenced policy...

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Snapchat snaps up Instagram’s Emily White, BA’00, as its new COO

Dec. 4, 2013—Emily White, BA’00, is the director of business operations at Facebook’s Instagram—a job she has held since April of this year. She recently accepted a job at Snapchat, where she will be second in command to CEO Evan Spiegel.

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Alumni engineering solutions for developing world

Nov. 26, 2013—For CEO and Vanderbilt mechanical engineering graduate Krista Donaldson, BE’95, revolutionary engineering is about changing the world, one life at a time.

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Scholarship students show the impact of Opportunity Vanderbilt

Nov. 20, 2013—Sabre Rucker grew up just a few miles from the Vanderbilt campus in East Nashville. Despite her successes in high school, her dreams of “black and gold” seemed out of reach. But Opportunity Vanderbilt made her dreams real. Her story is featured in a new video on Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s initiative to replace all...

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Voices of giving: A Schola Prophetarum perspective

Nov. 18, 2013—Keith Caldwell came to study at the Vanderbilt Divinity School because he wants to help reimagine a better version of this world. “People here are not just doing God talk,” Keith says. “They are pulling it down and putting it in action.” As a community organizer in Nashville for the past fifteen years, Keith’s world...

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Yunus speaks at Global Social Business Summit

Nov. 14, 2013—Muhammad Yunus, Phd‘71, and the 1996 Vanderbilt Distinguished Alumnus, was an inspiring keynote speaker during the fifth annual Global Social Business Summit. After Vanderbilt, Yunus began his active work to fight poverty in Bangladesh by issuing microcredit loans to the poor, eventually creating the Grameen Bank. Yunus and the bank were awarded the Nobel Peace...

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