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Five alumni join Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame for 2019

Oct. 9, 2019—The 2019 Student Media Hall of Fame class includes an acclaimed musical composer, "New York Times" editorial writer, two Grantland Rice Scholars and an attorney who played a significant role at the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Congress approves largest increase in research, education programs in nearly a decade

Mar. 26, 2018—Congress passed a bipartisan $1.29 trillion spending bill for the current fiscal year on March 23 that includes some of the largest increases in research and education accounts in nearly a decade.

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2017 omnibus spending bill reaffirms Congress’ commitment to research

May. 10, 2017—Congress has reaffirmed the partnership between the federal government and American research universities by enacting a bipartisan appropriations spending package for fiscal year 2017 that preserves and increases funding for key federal research agencies—including a $2 billion increase for the National Institutes of Health.

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Discussing Precision Medicine

Aug. 23, 2016—U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), center, speaks with members of the media during a visit last week to Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), where he hosted a roundtable discussion on Vanderbilt’s prominent role in President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative.

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Insights about Bush 41 shared during Presidents Day forum

Feb. 17, 2016—George H.W. Bush was the subject of a Presidents Day Chancellor's Lecture Series event featuring Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Sen. Lamar Alexander and Bush biographer Jon Meacham.

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Meacham to discuss Bush 41 biography joined by Alexander, Zeppos Feb. 15

Jan. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt University Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will discuss Meacham’s latest book, "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," on Feb. 15 in the next installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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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.

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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.

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Chancellor Zeppos and colleagues call for better higher education regulations

Feb. 12, 2015—Simplifying and improving federal regulations for America’s 6,000 colleges and universities, while protecting students and taxpayers, is the aim of a new report released Feb. 12 from the Task Force on Government Regulation of Higher Education.

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U.S. Sen. Alexander Visits Campus to Discuss Ebola Epidemic

Dec. 23, 2014—U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, BA’62, discussed the Ebola epidemic with Vanderbilt physicians during a September visit to campus.

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Alexander’s visit highlights efforts to confront Ebola

Sep. 24, 2014—Don’t panic over Ebola. But don’t ignore it, either. That was the take-home message for U.S. citizens from a “mini-hearing” held by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday with researchers and health officials from Vanderbilt and the State of Tennessee.

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Alexander’s visit highlights efforts to confront Ebola

Sep. 24, 2014—Don’t panic over Ebola. But don’t ignore it, either. That was the take-home message for U.S. citizens from a “mini-hearing” held by U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., at Vanderbilt University Medical Center on Wednesday with researchers and health officials from Vanderbilt and the State of Tennessee.

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