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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.

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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.

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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...

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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.

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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.

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Faculty Seminar: Why College? – Education and Citizenship in Modern America

May. 15, 2012—College produces good citizens, right? Yes, but not for the reasons most people think. Watch video of Christopher P. Loss’s talk about the role of higher education in defining changing meanings of democratic citizenship in the 20th century, and explain why coordinated efforts to use education to produce good citizens and to remake society during...

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Higher education, federal government ‘intimately connected’

Dec. 9, 2011—The federal government’s increasing involvement in higher education over the past 100 years has created an intimate relationship that was once virtually nonexistent.

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Federal Forum: Impact of Deficit Reduction on Higher Education

Oct. 26, 2011—Watch video of the Oct. 25 Federal forum on the impact of deficit reduction on higher education. The forum focuses on the congressional Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, programs of interest that may be at risk for budget cuts, and potential outcomes of these negotiations. The panelists also discuss advocacy strategies by institutions of higher education...

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Video: “Historic Uncertainties and New Opportunities in Funding American Higher Education”

May. 22, 2009—Watch “Historic Uncertainties and new Opportunities in Funding American Higher Education,” a talk by Michael K. McLendon, Associate Dean and Chief of Staff and Associate Professor of Public Policy and Higher Education at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.

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