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Vanderbilt joins new alliance to expand access and opportunity to higher education for 50,000 talented students from lower-income families
Dec. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt University joined 30 of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities today in a new initiative to substantially expand the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at America’s top-performing undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.
Dec. 12, 2016—A $1 million grant from The Henry Luce Foundation will establish the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative at Vanderbilt Divinity School, to be directed by Dean Emilie M. Townes.
Dec. 8, 2016—Residents of Tennessee are optimistic as they wait for the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll.
Dec. 2, 2016—Data from the new Vanderbilt Poll will be released Dec. 8. Subjects range from Donald Trump to gun laws.
Nov. 30, 2016—Tennessee joins California to become only the second American state memorialized in the periodic table of elements.
Nov. 28, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and his wife, Lydia, hosted an early Thanksgiving dinner for students who stayed on campus during the holiday break Nov. 21 at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center.
Nov. 18, 2016—The former Vanderbilt athlete and current Red Sox pitcher will give $2.5 million to support the construction of a new baseball facility.
Nov. 17, 2016—One week after Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election, the Vanderbilt campus—and the nation—is still grappling with the outcome. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted two prominent members of the national media as well as Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham Tuesday evening to discuss the 2016 race and their expectations for a Trump presidency.
Nov. 10, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Writer-in-residence Alice Randall gathered in Langford Auditorium Wednesday evening to discuss Alexander Hamilton's influence on contemporary American politics, but it was the previous day’s momentous presidential election that pervaded the conversation. Daveed Diggs, a Tony winner for the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," participated in a separate discussion as part of the event.
Nov. 7, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos led his inaugural Chancellor Charter Nov. 5, guiding approximately 30 students, faculty and staff on an interfaith tour of Nashville and sharing some of the city’s history.
Oct. 31, 2016—A series of working groups comprising students, faculty and staff is launching at the Wond’ry, the university’s new innovation center, to generate recommendations about the future of transportation on the Vanderbilt campus.
Oct. 27, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has been appointed to the Knight Commission, a national organization dedicated to promoting a reform agenda that emphasizes the educational mission of college sports.