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What’s On My Mind: Public service is a cornerstone of democracy

Apr. 16, 2018—The principles of public service and civil discourse helped build the foundation of our democracy, and America’s universities play an important role in keeping those values thriving, Chancellor Zeppos says in his latest column.

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Writer Amitav Ghosh discusses conflict and climate change on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 16, 2018—Amitav Ghosh, a best-selling author whose work puts Asia at the center of global history, culture and environmental challenges, joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on "The Zeppos Report."

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Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates to speak at Vanderbilt April 24

Apr. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a discussion on Tuesday, April 24, featuring former U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham.

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Nancy Ransom, first director of Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, has died

Apr. 11, 2018—Nancy Ransom, founding director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt and a champion of women’s rights, education and gender equality, died recently in Wilmington, Delaware, from complications of ALS. She was 89.

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Biden’s conversation with chancellor calls for bipartisanship, optimism

Apr. 10, 2018—Former Vice President Joe Biden’s message to a packed Langford Auditorium on Tuesday revolved around two themes: a call for bipartisanship and a plea for Americans to remember who they are.

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Chancellor honors faculty, notes important role of America’s research universities at Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 9, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos extolled the important role of America’s research universities in fueling the nation’s future during the Spring Faculty Assembly April 5.

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Six academic leaders honored at Spring Faculty Assembly

Apr. 9, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos honored six Vanderbilt academic leaders at the Spring Faculty Assembly with awards recognizing their teaching, research, service and commitment to diversity.

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Vanderbilt board chairman commits $20 million gift to bolster undergraduate residential experience, engineering leadership

Apr. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt Board Chairman Bruce R. Evans and his wife, Bridgitt, have committed $20 million to bolster the undergraduate residential experience as well as leadership in the School of Engineering.

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What’s On My Mind: Building the Class of 2022

Apr. 5, 2018—Stories about what makes Vanderbilt special combined with the lasting value of a Vanderbilt education drive the university's strong showing in admissions, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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Chris Matthews walks through 50 years of politics on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Apr. 2, 2018—Best-selling author and political commentator Chris Matthews joins Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for the latest edition of "The Zeppos Report" podcast.

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What’s On My Mind: Conference on race, reconciliation shows power of civil discourse

Mar. 29, 2018—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Vanderbilt's first race and reconciliation symposium and the role that civil discourse plays in untangling our nation's complex history.

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Matthews plays ‘Hardball’ on Trump, Democrats, others

Mar. 28, 2018—Chris Matthews didn’t disappoint “Hardball” fans in his Vanderbilt appearance March 27, criticizing Democrats, evangelicals and candidates from both major political parties.

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