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Campus Dining’s Ebanks recognized with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Award

Nov. 16, 2017—Maxine Ebanks is known among her colleagues for the warmth and care she shows for Vanderbilt students, including hosting an annual Thanksgiving meal in her home for those who can’t leave town for the holiday. Ebanks, a 42-year employee of Campus Dining, was recognized Wednesday by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for going above and beyond her workplace duties.

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Creating opportunities for a world-class education #ActivateTalent

Nov. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt is working with other top-performing universities to #ActivateTalent in every community and ensure that every talented student has access to a world-class education.

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Chancellor shares letter with federal lawmakers regarding Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Nov. 13, 2017—Vanderbilt University, through the Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Federal Relations, today shared an official letter with members of the Tennessee delegation of the U.S. House of Representatives from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos outlining the university’s deep concerns with the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the current tax reform plan under consideration in Washington by federal lawmakers.

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Chancellor Zeppos weighs in on The Tax Cut and Jobs Act

Nov. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has issued the following statement regarding The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the House tax reform package.

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Chancellor advocating to protect scholarships, research in tax debate

Nov. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University, through the Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Federal Relations, is working to make its voice heard on Capitol Hill about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the current tax reform plan being considered by lawmakers. Vanderbilt University has serious concerns with the bill, particularly provisions that could erode support for graduate students and affect financial aid.

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Vanderbilt students get sneak preview of film honoring Vanderbilt civil rights pioneer

Nov. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt students got a sneak preview of the documentary film "Triumph: The Untold Story of Perry Wallace" on Nov. 8, when Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos welcomed the students and others to the Wednesday night showing at the Belcourt Theatre near campus.

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Faculty, staff tell stories of triumph over mental health challenges at GO THERE event

Nov. 9, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted more than 100 members of the Vanderbilt community Wednesday to hear their colleagues’ personal stories as part of the GO THERE mental health campaign.

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Chancellor presents Biological Sciences’ Wiley with Heart and Soul Award

Nov. 8, 2017—Carol Wiley, grant manager for the Department of Biological Sciences and a 17-year veteran of the university, is the latest recipient of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award.

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Vanderbilt joins other top universities in supporting DACA suit

Nov. 2, 2017—Vanderbilt University has joined 18 of the nation’s other top universities to express their support for plaintiffs who have filed suit to defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Chancellor presents Facilities’ Knight and Bratton with Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards

Nov. 2, 2017—Joey Knight, a journeyman electrician at Vanderbilt for the last seven years, and Jeff Bratton, a power distribution specialist for 30 years, were recognized by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos during Facilities’ town hall meeting Nov. 1 at the Student Life Center.

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Faculty and staff invited to hear colleagues’ mental health and well-being stories Nov. 8

Nov. 1, 2017—The Office of the Chancellor will host a gathering of sharing, listening and solidarity around the subject of mental health and well-being on Wednesday, Nov. 8. All members of the Vanderbilt community are encouraged to attend.

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Journalists hear from chancellor, four Vanderbilt professors on big issues ahead

Oct. 30, 2017—The Poynter-run institute's sessions covered global trade, the Affordable Care Act, cybersecurity, climate change and hate groups.

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