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Emerita professor who was ‘heart’ of Arts and Science experience dies

Nov. 22, 2019—M. Fräncille Bergquist, a professor of Spanish, emerita, and retired College of Arts and Science administrator who devoted much of her life to mentoring thousands of undergraduate students, has died.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most selective, diverse first-year class

Oct. 28, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Class of 2023—by the numbers—reflects the institution’s significant progress in building an inclusive community of highly accomplished scholars.

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Vanderbilt University shines in ‘U.S. News’ rankings; named a ‘best value’ for need-based financial aid

Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt has been recognized as one of the nation’s best universities in "U.S. News & World Report’s" 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The university also received high marks for its approach to need-based financial aid.

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Vanderbilt ranks No. 1 for student satisfaction, best quality of life

Aug. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt is ranked No. 1 in the “Their Students Love These Colleges” category in The Princeton Review’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The university also took the top spot for “Best Quality of Life.”

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What’s On My Mind: Fostering accessible education for all

May. 1, 2019—A high-quality, accessible education should be a uniting factor across our society, says Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in this week's column.

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Dallas couple commits $5M to endow inaugural Dean’s Chair at Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science

Apr. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University alumni Ginny Searcy, BA’96, and Conner Searcy, BA’97, of Dallas have committed $5 million to create a new Dean’s Chair at the College of Arts and Science.

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What’s On My Mind: Opportunity Vanderbilt and the cycle of impact

Apr. 19, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Opportunity Vanderbilt's 10 years of impact in this week's column.

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A Scientific Mind and a Heart for Women’s Issues: Ananya Sharma, BA’19

Apr. 11, 2019—As the only child of a university biology professor, Ananya Sharma’s talent in science came naturally. Yet, while navigating a STEM-specialized curriculum in high school, she discovered an interest in women’s studies.

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Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to step down Aug. 15

Apr. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today that he will step down as the university’s eighth chancellor on Aug. 15 after more than a decade in the role. Zeppos plans to take a yearlong sabbatical before returning to the faculty as professor of law.

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Vanderbilt University statement on Executive Order – Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency and Accountability at Colleges and Universities

Mar. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt responds to the recent executive order on free inquiry, transparency and accountability at colleges and universities.

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Opportunity Vanderbilt provides $1.2 billion in financial aid

Mar. 14, 2019—In the decade since Opportunity Vanderbilt began, more than 10,000 students have benefitted from the program.

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Vanderbilt makes strong showing in influential endowment ranking

Jan. 31, 2019—Last fiscal year, the market value of Vanderbilt’s endowment increased 11.4 percent, making it one of the fastest growing endowments out of the about 800 reporting institutions in the recently released 2018 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments.

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