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Nicholas S. Zeppos Archives

Statement from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Dec. 20, 2017—“The tax bill passed by Congress today rightly excludes draconian proposals that would have made college more expensive for students and families. In particular, we appreciate that Sen. Lamar Alexander recognized the negative impact specific provisions would have on the mission of higher education and worked to mitigate that impact…  

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Celebration honors 11 new endowed chair holders

Dec. 5, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their outstanding scholarship and research during a celebration at the Student Life Center Nov. 29.

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Red-carpet premiere of film celebrates Perry Wallace’s life

Dec. 5, 2017—Hundreds of people—including family, friends, teammates and fans—gathered at Vanderbilt’s Langford Auditorium Dec. 4 for the premiere of “Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace,” a documentary of the late Wallace’s courage and struggles as a student-athlete breaking the color barrier in the SEC.

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Perry Wallace, pioneer who integrated SEC basketball, has died

Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69.

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Vanderbilt continues to oppose ‘travel ban,’ support international students, scholars

Nov. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt continues to voice its opposition to President Trump’s “travel ban” and has signed on to two additional amicus briefs in support of individuals from around the globe being able to continue to enter the United States to share their unique skills and perspectives.

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Zeppos: Don’t reform taxes on the backs of students

Nov. 29, 2017—Tax reform legislation currently proposed by the U.S. House and Senate will undercut financial aid efforts at universities around the country, while provisions to the House legislation will make it more expensive for students to pursue post-secondary education and eliminate a provision allowing universities to provide tax-free tuition reimbursements for dependents of employees, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in the "Tennessean."

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Vanderbilt recognizes trailblazers, marks 50th anniversary of SEC basketball integration

Nov. 28, 2017—Vanderbilt is honoring the legacies of the two players who integrated Vanderbilt athletics, Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard, with a series of activities and events this academic year.

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Writer-in-residence Andrew Maraniss shares the story of Perry Wallace on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Nov. 27, 2017—On the latest episode of "The Zeppos Report," Vanderbilt writer-in-residence Andrew Maraniss tells Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about his personal journey to Vanderbilt and how it led him to write Perry Wallace's biography.

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Clark Scholars dinner brings students, visionary donor together

Nov. 27, 2017—Ten first-year engineering students who represent the first cohort of A. James Clark Scholars at Vanderbilt were recognized at a Nov. 1 dinner that marked the first time Courtney Clark Pastrick, daughter of the program’s namesake, was able to hear in person what the scholarship program means to the students.

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Chancellor celebrates an early Thanksgiving with students staying for break

Nov. 22, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted students for a traditional Thanksgiving feast at the Student Life Center Nov. 20.

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S&P upgrades Vanderbilt University’s credit rating to AA+

Nov. 16, 2017—Standard and Poor’s on Tuesday revised its long-term credit rating for Vanderbilt University to AA+, the global credit rating service’s second-highest rating.

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Zeppos names search committee for next vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Nov. 16, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has named a committee of university leaders, faculty, staff, a student and an alumna to lead the search for the next vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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