Washington Insiders: Vanderbilt alumni in CNN’s Washington Bureau are playing key roles in the network’s around-the-clock political coverage
Oct. 22, 2020—This election night, Sam Feist, BA’91, will perform one of his more unusual duties as head of CNN’s Washington Bureau. Assuming the results are clear-cut, he will—in consultation with CNN’s statisticians and political scientists—call the winner of the presidential race for the network. It is a responsibility he has held since 2004, and one that he does not take lightly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Dec. 23, 2014—U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, BA’62, discussed the Ebola epidemic with Vanderbilt physicians during a September visit to campus.
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.