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Large turnout at Meet the Candidates Community Picnic

Jul. 13, 2011—Vanderbilt’s Meet the Candidates Community Picnic on July 13 drew approximately 60 local candidates running on the upcoming ballot including Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, Vice Mayor Diane Neighbors and many citizens who are running in the council district and at-large races.

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Nine named to athletics hall of fame

Jul. 6, 2011—Vanderbilt Athletics officials announced the school’s fourth Hall of Fame class on Wednesday, July 6. The Class of 2011 includes nine members and spans more than 70 years of Commodore history.  

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Vanderbilt, Barnes & Noble to bring bookstore back to West End

Jun. 30, 2011—The Vanderbilt bookstore will move from Rand Hall to 2525 West End Ave., where it will be operated by Barnes & Noble

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Focus on mental illness in gun debate is misleading

Jun. 27, 2011—In an essay published June 25 in the journal The Lancet, Jonathan M. Metzl argues that “surprisingly little evidence supports the notion that individuals with mental illness are more likely than anyone else to commit gun crimes.”

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Who or what is the Tea Party movement? Survey offers some answers

Jun. 23, 2011—According to a new survey undertaken by sociologists from Vanderbilt University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Tea Partiers are an old movement in new (albeit retro) packaging.

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Commodores headed to College World Series

Jun. 12, 2011—The Vanderbilt baseball team is headed to Omaha for its first College World Series appearance following a decisive 9-3 victory over Oregon State Saturday night at Hawkins Field.

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Vanderbilt artist Vesna Pavlović exhibits at the Frist Center

Jun. 1, 2011—The explorations of Vesna Pavlović into our motivations for taking photographs and how we experience them are showcased in a major exhibit opening in June at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts.

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Haitians still believe in democracy after devastating earthquake

May. 24, 2011—A new poll shows that Haitians have reacted to a devastating 2010 earthquake much as expected, with one notable exception. The destruction and poverty caused by the earthquake have done remarkably little to erode confidence in democracy.

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Vanderbilt professor named Securities and Exchange Commission’s chief economist

May. 20, 2011—Vanderbilt finance professor Craig M. Lewis has been named as the new director of the SEC's Division of Risk, Strategy, and Financial Innovation and chief economist of the SEC.

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Chancellor counsels graduates on managing change at Commencement

May. 13, 2011—“Thinking people do not turn away from trouble, from evidence of change,” said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. “They understand their own uneasiness as a trigger for inquiry and they begin to work toward managing the changes that are surely coming by first finding facts.”

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Nobel prize-winner tells seniors to be agents of change

May. 12, 2011—A Vanderbilt University graduate is a “potential great change agent,” Nobel Peace Prize-winner Wangari Maathai told seniors the day before their Commencement ceremony.

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New insect repellant may be thousands of times stronger than DEET

May. 9, 2011—Discovery of a new class of insect repellant raises the possibility of formulations that are thousands of times more effective than current repellants.

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