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New undergraduate degree requirement launches in fall 2018

Dec. 7, 2017—Immersion Vanderbilt will become a degree requirement for all incoming first-year students starting in fall 2018, all incoming sophomore transfer students starting in fall 2019, and all junior transfer students starting in fall 2020. This initiative follows on the heels of the four undergraduate schools’ formal review and approval of Immersion Vanderbilt during the last calendar year.

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What’s On My Mind: A Legacy of Courage

Dec. 7, 2017—Chancellor Zeppos' debut MyVU column talks about the lessons we learned — and continue to learn — from Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard, and the university's advocacy efforts to protect scholarships and research in the tax bills advancing in Congress.

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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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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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Chancellor Charter tour explores the immigrant and refugee experience in Nashville

Oct. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on Saturday for a tour through the city's "international corridor" to hear from citizens and leaders in Nashville's immigrant and refugee communities.

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Vanderbilt chancellor calls on federal policymakers to sustain investments in science, higher education

Oct. 26, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos thanked members of Congress during a visit to Capitol Hill this week for rejecting the administration’s proposed budget cuts that would cripple American innovation and economic growth.

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Celebration honors 11 university endowed chair holders

Oct. 25, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Oct. 23 during a festive celebration at the Student Life Center.

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Zeppos elected vice chair of Association of American Universities

Oct. 25, 2017—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was elected vice chair of the Association of American Universities at its semiannual meeting Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

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Chancellor’s committee makes recommendations on humanities

Oct. 23, 2017—Building on current strengths and “seizing opportunities to make the humanities at Vanderbilt truly exceptional” are at the core of the report from the Chancellor’s Committee on the Humanities, posted online today.

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Zeppos engages campus community about FutureVU core values, next steps

Oct. 19, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday featuring key updates about FutureVU. The topics of accessibility, mobility and transportation, and sustainability were highlighted.

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