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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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Class of 2018: Sami Chiang champions hands-on learning

Apr. 30, 2018—Sami Chiang was conducting experiments and using critical thinking long before she knew what those things were. The daughter of a school administrator and an engineer, the Berkeley, California, native’s life was immersed in experiential learning from the start.

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Renowned education technologist to speak at Vanderbilt

Mar. 5, 2016—Robbie K. Melton will discuss and showcase some of the latest smart technologies transforming education when the award-winning TSU professor and administrator speaks at Central Library March 16.

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Chancellor visits D.C. to support federal research and education investments

Jun. 12, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos visited with members of Congress last week to discuss the recommendations of the Task Force on Federal Regulation of Higher Education and to encourage members to reach a budget agreement that allows for additional discretionary funding for important priorities such as research and education.

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Zeppos asks Senate for streamlined higher education regulations

Feb. 24, 2015—Oversight of higher education has expanded to the point of undermining the ability of colleges and universities to function in a dynamic economy, testified Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Feb. 24.

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State of the Union address – Vanderbilt experts available

Jan. 19, 2015—President Obama is set to talk to the nation on Jan. 20 for his State of the Union address. Vanderbilt has an array of experts available to comment.

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Vanderbilt professor proposes a different way to finance college

Apr. 14, 2014—A Vanderbilt business professor is proposing a new kind of college loan: In exchange for a full college scholarship, students would pay back a percentage of their income for a set number of years.

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Education a rising priority for Tennessee voters: Vanderbilt Poll

Feb. 6, 2014—A poll of the opinions of Tennessee voters found that public school teachers are underpaid and achievement tests taken by students shouldn’t determine how any raises are distributed.

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Gov. Bill Haslam announces state to partner with Vanderbilt to train school leaders

Oct. 29, 2013—The state will work with Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of education and human development and local districts to nominate, select and train up to 30 participants a year in the school leadership program.

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NSF grant helps develop next generation of STEM instructors

Oct. 2, 2013—A national experiment to develop a new generation of college science and engineering faculty, one equipped to excel in the classroom as well as the lab, is about to shift into high gear. The Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning, of which Vanderbilt University is a member, has received a three-year, $5 million grant from the National Science Foundation. CIRTL is partnering with Vanderbilt’s Center for Teaching to offer The Blended and Online Learning Design Fellows program.

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Op-ed: Prekindergarten research can help chart best way to help impoverished kids

Aug. 9, 2013—Research can help policymakers and educators make the best decisions on how to assist low-income children exceed in school from an early age.

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Community mourns death of former Graduate School dean

Aug. 1, 2013—Ernest Campbell, who was instrumental in revitalizing Vanderbilt's Department of Sociology and Anthropology and known nationally for his research in race relations, desegregation and education, died July 28.

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