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What’s On My Mind: Philanthropy is personal

Jun. 28, 2018—The impact of philanthropy is woven throughout Vanderbilt. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, who believes giving back is a privilege, shares his thoughts in the latest edition of his column.

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Student body president, vice president reflect on Vanderbilt experiences for ‘Zeppos Report’

May. 17, 2018—Before Class of 2018 graduates Jami Cox and Ryan Connor walked across the Commencement stage May 11, they joined Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos for one last conversation as Vanderbilt undergrads.

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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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What’s On My Mind: Lessons of Black History Month inform our vision for the future

Feb. 8, 2018—A number of remarkable African American leaders have moved Vanderbilt forward, and it’s their legacy upon which we continue to build our beloved community. In this week’s “What’s On My Mind,” Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos discusses their potent combination of courage and determination.

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What’s On My Mind: Our commitment to residential colleges

Jan. 25, 2018—In this week’s column, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos talks about Vanderbilt’s investment in residential colleges and how our brand of 24/7 immersive learning will shape students into America’s future leaders. “The Tennessean” also ran an op-ed by the chancellor this week on the university’s commitment to residential colleges.

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Vanderbilt University ranks No. 4 on Kiplinger’s ‘best value’ list

Dec. 22, 2017—Vanderbilt University is ranked No. 4 among private universities on the "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance" list of 300 Best College Values for 2018, behind Princeton, Harvard and Duke.

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Alumni couple establishes scholarship to help make a difference

Dec. 18, 2017—Living and working in West Africa showed Drew and Kelly Scoggins that they wanted to make a difference. The alumni couple chose to give back by creating an Opportunity Vanderbilt scholarship.

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Creating opportunities for a world-class education #ActivateTalent

Nov. 14, 2017—Vanderbilt is working with other top-performing universities to #ActivateTalent in every community and ensure that every talented student has access to a world-class education.

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Chancellor Zeppos weighs in on The Tax Cut and Jobs Act

Nov. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has issued the following statement regarding The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the House tax reform package.

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Chancellor advocating to protect scholarships, research in tax debate

Nov. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University, through the Chancellor’s Office and the Office of Federal Relations, is working to make its voice heard on Capitol Hill about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the current tax reform plan being considered by lawmakers. Vanderbilt University has serious concerns with the bill, particularly provisions that could erode support for graduate students and affect financial aid.

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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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Vanderbilt welcomes most diverse, accomplished class in history

Oct. 9, 2017—The entering freshman class is the most diverse and academically accomplished to date, the result of university leadership's commitment to making a Vanderbilt education affordable and accessible.

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