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Soledad O’Brien to seniors: Finding your passion can take time

May. 12, 2016—Finding the inspiration to live a meaningful life is more a “slow, chip-away-at-it process” than a thunderclap of revelation, Senior Day speaker Soledad O’Brien told Vanderbilt’s Class of 2016 during her address.

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Nichols–Chancellor’s Medal winner still striving

May. 6, 2016—Senior Day speaker Soledad O'Brien talks about her career, from local news to CNN and beyond. O'Brien spoke at Memorial Gym on Thursday, May 12.

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Politics front and center in fight for next Supreme Court justice, panel says

May. 4, 2016—The unexpected death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in February threw a wrench in the works of an already complicated election year at a time of great political partisanship in Washington and the country. On Monday evening, Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened a panel of experts to discuss the sudden vacancy and the controversy surrounding the nomination of a new justice.

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center independent entity effective April 30

Apr. 29, 2016—Effective April 30, Vanderbilt University Medical Center will be a fully independent, nonprofit entity following the completion of the transaction that separated it legally and financially from Vanderbilt University. The transition positions VUMC for future growth and investment, while preserving its tightly woven connections to the university in research and teaching.

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Commencement week coming up at Vanderbilt

Apr. 26, 2016—As Commencement and Senior Day approach at Vanderbilt, they bring with them annual traditions such as the chancellor's address to students, The Party and a special speaker for Senior Day.

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Vanderbilt University Board of Trust chooses Evans as chairman-elect, approves new members

Apr. 22, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has elected Bruce R. Evans to succeed Mark F. Dalton as chair and Jeffrey J. Rothschild to succeed Jackson W. Moore as vice chair, effective July 1, 2017. The board also approved the addition of five new members.

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Vanderbilt celebrates inaugural Giving Day

Apr. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University's first-ever Giving Day has raised more than $1.3 million and secured $200,000 in challenge gifts to Opportunity Vanderbilt—the university’s initiative to replace all need-based undergraduate student loans with scholarships and grant assistance.

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Valerie Hotchkiss named Vanderbilt’s university librarian

Apr. 21, 2016—Valerie Hotchkiss, a library director and professor at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, will join Vanderbilt Aug. 1 in the role of university librarian, with responsibility for nine divisional libraries and the Television News Archive.

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University faculty and staff: Systems availability update

Apr. 21, 2016—Several Vanderbilt University systems are back online following the legal separation of the university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center. University faculty and staff should check back often for updates on availabilities.

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Anonymous donor pledges $5 million to Vanderbilt Dean’s Chair in Engineering

Apr. 14, 2016—An anonymous donor has pledged $5 million to establish the Dean’s Chair in Engineering at Vanderbilt University’s School of Engineering, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced at the school’s annual distinguished alumni celebration dinner April 14.

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Marnett named dean of basic sciences for School of Medicine

Apr. 14, 2016—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente announced today that Lawrence J. Marnett will be named dean of basic sciences in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine at the time of the legal separation of the university and Medical Center.

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Four new faculty heads join The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 13, 2016—First-year students will not be the only new faces at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this fall. Four new faculty heads of house have signed on to live in the first-year student community and help further its mission of easing the transition to university life and extending learning outside the classroom.

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