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Chancellor teams with students to help elementary class dream big about college

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.

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Vanderbilt celebrates inaugural Giving Day

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.

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Zeppos: Vanderbilt clears students’ financial pathway

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.

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Vanderbilt No. 3 on Kiplinger list of ‘best value’ private universities

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.

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Vanderbilt joins coalition to improve college admission process

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.

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Vanderbilt’s expanded aid initiative crosses $200 million milestone

May. 11, 2015—Gifts and pledges to Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s expanded and ongoing financial aid initiative, have crossed $200 million.

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From Access to Impact: Opportunity Vanderbilt scholarship recipients aim high

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...

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Chancellor asks for faculty input during Spring Faculty Assembly address

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.

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Vanderbilt joins consortium of universities meeting full student financial need

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.

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Vanderbilt’s Christiansen to lead trustees at College Board

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.

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A conversation with Faculty Senate Chair Paul Lim

Oct. 22, 2014—The Faculty Senate will play a key role in setting priorities and identifying resources in support of the university's Academic Strategic Plan, among other initiatives, according to Paul Lim, senate chair for 2014-15.

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Christiansen named vice provost for university enrollment affairs

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.

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