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Opportunity Vanderbilt

For Erica Santiago, It’s Good to Be G.O.L.D.

Mar. 7, 2017—Growing up in Staten Island, New York, Erica Santiago, BS’10, never dreamed of being able to attend Vanderbilt. A four-year, full-tuition Posse Scholarship she received through Vanderbilt’s partnership with the Posse Foundation changed that.

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Robert and Diane Levy announce $10 million gift to support Vanderbilt financial aid program

Feb. 8, 2017—Longtime Vanderbilt University supporters Robert M. Levy, BA’72, and his wife, Diane, have announced a new gift of $10 million to continue support for their scholarship fund.

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From Ironman to Vanderbilt

Jan. 26, 2017—Chandler Barnes talks about his vision for artificial intelligence and how technology can help solve global problems.

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Christiansen named to second leadership term at College Board

Nov. 21, 2016—Douglas L. Christiansen, Vanderbilt University’s chief enrollment strategist, has been elected to a second term as chair of the board of trustees for the College Board.

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Living the Dream: How One Doctor’s Journey Has Spurred a Virtuous Cycle of Giving

Nov. 20, 2016—As a talented high school senior in Stone Mountain, Georgia, Tiara Aldridge, BA’10, MD’14, always dreamed of becoming a doctor one day. But both the prospect of paying for college and navigating the path to medical school were daunting. Little did she know that nearly 800 miles away in Chicago, financial services executive Bob Levy,...

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How a scholarship made Vanderbilt a home

Nov. 1, 2016—William Bell represents just one of the nearly 9,000 students whose lives have been changed by Opportunity Vanderbilt.

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An Opportunity Vanderbilt scholarship made it possible for Jacqueline Machesky to come to Vanderbilt

Sep. 22, 2016—An Opportunity Vanderbilt scholarship made it possible for Jacqueline Machesky to come to Vanderbilt—and to build steel bridges.

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Vanderbilt maintains record-high No. 15 ranking in ‘U.S. News’

Sep. 13, 2016—Strong academics, research opportunities and a supportive living-learning atmosphere are credited for Vanderbilt retaining its No. 15 ranking in "U.S. News and World Report's" annual survey.

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College Aspirations

Aug. 12, 2016—First-year Peabody College students Aaron and Nicholas Ainsworth have stayed connected to their hometown of San Bernardino, California, in part by mentoring a class of sixth-grade students there, both in person and by video chat.

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House of Commodores

Aug. 10, 2016—Whatever your political leanings, the acidic divisiveness between—and among—parties in this election cycle has left little for anyone to love. Luckily, I got a break from the daily shouting matches about finger lengths, email servers and Bernie Bros by digging into some of the fascinating, reasoned research around presidential politics being produced by members of Vanderbilt’s esteemed political science department for this issue’s cover story.

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Vanderbilt ranked 27th in ‘Money’ magazine poll

Jul. 14, 2016—"Money" magazine has named Vanderbilt No. 27 on its list of best-value colleges in the nation. More than 700 were evaluated.

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’Dore of Opportunity: Parents’ Example Sparks a Major Commitment to Students’ Financial Needs

Jun. 18, 2016—Hoping to ensure that the door to a Vanderbilt education is open to every talented student inspired Board of Trust member Dr. Robert Schiff Jr., BS’77, a Cincinnati pediatrician, to make a transformative $10,000,000 commitment to Opportunity Vanderbilt. Begun at the outset of the financial crisis in 2008, Opportunity Vanderbilt is the university’s initiative to replace all need-based...

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