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Critical care nurse, Angel Carter, saves life of local basketball coach

Apr. 25, 2011—As the wife of Lipscomb High School’s basketball coach, David Carter, Angel Carter counted herself rivals with Joey Spann, basketball coach for Goodpasture Christian School.

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Lady Gaga fan dies, brought back to life at Nashville concert

Apr. 22, 2011—For 33-year-old Crystal Thornton, of Lyles, Tenn., Tuesday evening’s Lady Gaga concert in Nashville was one she had looked forward to for five years. As she and her best friend, Christina Tugman, settled into their seats in section 103 at the Bridgestone Arena, they were enjoying the opening act when Thornton suddenly began to experience...

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Commuting options save money, reduce pollution

Apr. 22, 2011—Almost 20 percent of the greenhouse gas emissions produced at Vanderbilt are from employees commuting to and from work. Combine that with gas prices on the rise, and many employees are exploring their commuting options. A Clean Air Fair focused on commuting was held on campus April 21. Employees could look over a Nissan Leaf,...

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HealthGrades rates Emergency Department one of top in country

Apr. 22, 2011—For the second straight year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Department of Emergency Medicine has been rated as one of the top emergency departments in the country by HealthGrades, receiving the HealthGrades Emergency Medicine Excellence Award. HealthGrades is a leading independent health care ratings organization, providing ratings and profiles of hospitals, nursing homes and physicians to...

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Winning name for Vanderbilt library café underscores its purpose

Apr. 21, 2011—After a Vanderbilt libraries survey of students, faculty staff and alumni generated more than 1,200 responses, the new café in Central Library has been named Food for Thought.

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Academic calendar changes start spring 2012

Apr. 21, 2011—Starting spring 2012, the first day of classes following winter break will begin on Monday, Jan. 9. Beginning spring semester classes earlier than the traditional Wednesday start will give students and faculty the opportunity to commemorate the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, while maintaining the integrity of course schedules and program accreditation standards. The academic...

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Vanderbilt University receives ‘A’ rating on new report ranking the top 50 national universities on environmental and social transparency

Apr. 21, 2011—Vanderbilt University received an “A” rating and was one of the top five universities recognized in a recently released analysis of environmental and social sustainability transparency. Using data collected during the spring of 2010 from university websites and other voluntary reporting initiatives, the Roberts Environmental Center (REC) at Claremont McKenna College analyzed the 50 top...

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Great-grandson of Chancellor Kirkland visits campus

Apr. 20, 2011—The great-grandson of one of Vanderbilt’s most storied chancellors paid a visit to campus, where he was greeted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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Vanderbilt finance professors open NASDAQ stock exchange

Apr. 20, 2011—Vanderbilt finance professors Robert Whaley and Jacob Sagi rang the opening bell for Nasdaq OMX in New York on Tuesday, April 19, to celebrate the start of options trading on a new group of indexes the pair developed to help protect stock gains from market fluctuations.

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Father Ernesto Cardenal to give poetry reading May 1 at Vanderbilt

Apr. 20, 2011—Father Ernesto Cardenal, an acclaimed poet and liberation theologian, visits Vanderbilt University Sunday, May 1, to give a reading of his poetry.

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Admissions associate named RIF volunteer of the year

Apr. 19, 2011—Admissions Counselor Mary Comfort Stevens was awarded the Volunteer of the Year Award by Reading is Fundamental, inc.

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Student rocketeers achieve at NASA competition

Apr. 19, 2011—Vanderbilt Aerospace Club is flying high after a NASA competition win.

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