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What’s On My Mind: The dedication of Vanderbilt’s staff

Mar. 1, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the campus-wide appreciation of Vanderbilt's diverse and dedicated staff.

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What’s on My Mind: David Williams II

Feb. 18, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the life and legacy of David Williams II, former vice chancellor and athletics director, in this week's column.

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What’s on My Mind: Black History Month as a call to action

Feb. 6, 2019—Black History Month is a critical time for reflection, for compassion, for improvement. Vanderbilt is celebrating the month with a series of thought-provoking events to inspire action in February and beyond.

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What’s On My Mind: Educating the whole graduate student and postdoctoral scholar

Jan. 30, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the ways that Vanderbilt supports the career paths of graduate students and postdoctoral scholars.

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What’s On My Mind: Martin Luther King and the responsibility to speak up

Jan. 23, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Vanderbilt's history of encouraging open dialogue, which continues today, in this week's column.

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What’s On My Mind: Corporatization at the great American research university

Jan. 16, 2019—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses “corporatization” in higher education—the ways in which universities have adopted structures and behaviors once associated exclusively with business—and how Vanderbilt can address concerns with this perception.

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What’s On My Mind: The expectations of a new year

Jan. 7, 2019—As students return to class and faculty and staff resume their work, thoughts and efforts turn to the opportunities that the new year holds, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in his first column of 2019.

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What’s On My Mind: The bright points of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Vanderbilt's work, progress and accomplishments over the past 12 months in his final column of 2018.

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What’s On My Mind: Vanderbilt’s new athletics director

Dec. 12, 2018—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos praises the experience and vision of Vanderbilt's new athletics director, Malcolm Turner.

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What’s On My Mind: Embracing neurodiversity in research and practice

Dec. 3, 2018—Exploring neurodiversity is important for educational development, and it is also driving new research with the potential to fuel innovation in a variety of fields, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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What’s On My Mind: Gratitude for the Vanderbilt community

Nov. 21, 2018—Thanksgiving is a time to consider the people, moments, places and other things that give us joy in our lives, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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What’s On My Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt moving

Nov. 14, 2018—In this week's column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses MoveVU, the university's mobility strategy, and explores a critical question for Vanderbilt: How do we move our people?

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