May. 9, 2016—Elementary students from one of the poorest large cities in the nation are dreaming big about college, thanks to twin brothers from their hometown and Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.
Apr. 22, 2016—Vanderbilt University's first-ever Giving Day has raised more than $1.3 million and secured $200,000 in challenge gifts to Opportunity Vanderbilt—the university’s initiative to replace all need-based undergraduate student loans with scholarships and grant assistance.
Mar. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt has led a national drive to ensure that academic achievements, community service and hard work—not ability to pay—determine a student’s path to higher education, writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in an opinion piece March 5.
Dec. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt University is ranked No. 3 among private universities on the "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance" list of “Best College Values” for 2016, behind only Princeton and Harvard universities.
Sep. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt has joined a new coalition of diverse public and private colleges and universities created to improve the college admission application process for all students.
May. 11, 2015—Gifts and pledges to Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s expanded and ongoing financial aid initiative, have crossed $200 million.
Apr. 13, 2015—A service leader who spent last spring break in Ghana. A younger brother and Best Buddies member. A mass transit planner. And a spinal-cord injury researcher. Four undergraduate students—each a scholarship recipient, each enriching the Vanderbilt community. In the midst of the financial collapse of 2008, Vanderbilt took a bold step to replace all need-based...
Apr. 2, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos thanked faculty March 31 for their valued contributions to the university and exhorted all faculty members to add their voices as the university moves forward with its Academic Strategic Plan and other high-priority endeavors.
Feb. 3, 2015—Vanderbilt is among four colleges and universities joining the Consortium on Financing Higher Education. COFHE is an organization of private colleges and universities that share a commitment to excellent undergraduate education and affordability.
Nov. 10, 2014—Douglas L. Christiansen, Vanderbilt University’s chief enrollment strategist, has been elected chair of the board of trustees for the College Board, the national organization that connects students to success and opportunity.
Oct. 6, 2014—Douglas L. Christiansen has been reappointed dean of admissions and financial aid and named to the newly designated position of vice provost for university enrollment affairs.