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Nicholas Zeppos

New Aspirations: Vanderbilt welcomes Daniel Diermeier as the university’s ninth chancellor

Jul. 1, 2020—In a wide-ranging interview, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier discusses growing up as a first-generation student in a divided Germany, taking the helm during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the collaborative culture that has fueled Vanderbilt’s success.

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Vanderbilt receives $5M commitment to honor Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos

Jun. 18, 2020—An anonymous foundation has made a $5 million commitment to Vanderbilt University in honor of Nicholas S. Zeppos, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus.

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Vanderbilt establishes Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship with $8 million gift

May. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received an $8 million commitment to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor. The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation made the gift to recognize Zeppos’ extraordinary tenure as Vanderbilt chancellor from 2008 through 2019.

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Former Vanderbilt alumni trustee John Loomis has died

Apr. 9, 2020—John R. Loomis, a former alumni trustee on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, philanthropist and investment adviser, died March 31 from long-term health issues. The Larchmont, New York, resident was 90.

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Backyard Boom: Nashville has emerged as a cultural hotspot—with plenty of Vanderbilt alumni taking part in the city’s transformation

Jan. 24, 2020—“Portland knows the feeling. Austin had it once, too. So did Dallas. Even Las Vegas enjoyed a brief moment as the nation’s ‘it’ city. Now, it’s Nashville’s turn.”

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New residential college named for Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos

Nov. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt University is recognizing Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos’ visionary leadership and legacy by naming one of its newest residential colleges in his honor. The Nicholas S. Zeppos College is slated to open in 2020.

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Williams’ legacy honored with name on building close to his heart

Oct. 21, 2019—An Oct. 18 ceremony to unveil the new name—David Williams II—on the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center paid tribute to the university's first African American vice chancellor and athletics director.

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Zeppos, Corbin honored by Metro Council for their contributions to the Nashville community

Oct. 2, 2019—Nashville Metro Council honored Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos and head baseball coach Tim Corbin during the council’s Oct. 1 meeting with separate resolutions honoring their achievements at Vanderbilt and commitment to the city of Nashville. 

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Eight new endowed chair holders honored

Sep. 20, 2019—Vanderbilt’s eight newest endowed chair holders were recognized by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues, family members and donors Sept. 16 at the Student Life Center.

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‘A Short History of Anger’ explores legacy of genocide, displacement

Sep. 5, 2019—"A Short History of Anger," centering on the devastating and lasting impact of state-sponsored ethnic cleansing and forced migration, will be performed Sept. 14 at the Blair School of Music.

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Wente charts path forward to build on university’s strengths at Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 23, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente pledged to keep Vanderbilt on a strong path moving forward, with continued investments in faculty and the student experience, during her Fall Faculty Assembly address on Aug. 22.

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Portion of 25th Avenue South to be renamed ‘Perry Wallace Way’ in honor of civil rights trailblazer

Aug. 21, 2019—The portion of 25th Avenue South in front of Vanderbilt’s Memorial Gymnasium will be ceremonially renamed “Perry Wallace Way” in memory of the trailblazing Vanderbilt student-athlete who integrated SEC varsity basketball in 1967.

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