Skip to main content

higher education

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.

Read more


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.

Read more


Emilie Townes is recipient of higher education Pacesetter Award

Apr. 20, 2015—Divinity School Dean Emilie Townes has received the Pacesetter Award from the American Association of Blacks in Higher Education.

Read more


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.

Read more


EDUCAUSE resources available to faculty, staff and students at no cost

Feb. 6, 2015—All Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are eligible to access the resources of the EDUCAUSE Center for Analysis and Research at no cost through Vanderbilt’s institutional subscription.

Read more


Regardless of an elite graduate school degree, undergraduate prestige greatly impacts salary

Nov. 13, 2014—People who earn their undergraduate degree from a less prestigious university and a graduate degree from an elite university earn much less than those who attend both an elite undergraduate and graduate school. And it is unlikely their salary will ever catch up.

Read more


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.

Read more


Training and retaining teachers topic of Congressional testimony

Feb. 28, 2014—Vanderbilt professor Marcy Singer-Gabella and other education leaders traveled to the nation’s capital Feb. 27 to testify before Congress about what is needed to train and retain the nation's top teachers.

Read more


American economics Ph.D.s on decline; One way to keep them — office space

Jan. 23, 2014—A Vanderbilt economist turned his expertise back onto his own discipline and has published a 15-year analysis of graduate economics education in the United States.

Read more


Outlook for Immigration Reform and Implications for Higher Education

Aug. 1, 2013—The Office of Federal Relations hosted a July 31 Federal Forum: “Outlook for Immigration Reform and Implications for Higher Education.” Participants include Beth Fortune, vice chancellor for public affairs, Sherif Barsoum, director of the International Student and Scholar Services, Dahlia French, director of the Office of International Services, and Margie Glick, assistant director of federal...

Read more


Inside Higher Education: Vanderbilt’s ‘singular focus’ on fund raising for need-based financial aid

Mar. 26, 2013—Vanderbilt has seen average student debt decline due to a “singular focus” on fund raising for need-based financial aid, creating a potential model for other universities, according to an "Inside Higher Ed" article.

Read more


Diverse Issues in Education: Supporting underserved populations in higher education

Feb. 14, 2013—Stella Flores, assistant professor of higher education, was interviewed about how institutions of higher learning can better support underserved populations.

Read more


Upcoming Events

MORE EVENTS »