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Leadership, diversity, academic talent define newest Vanderbilt class

Sep. 30, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s newest class is the most academically prepared and the most ethnically, economically and geographically diverse in Vanderbilt’s history

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Tennessee-based congressional staff spend day at Vanderbilt

Jul. 2, 2014—Tennessee-based congressional staff members spent the day on campus June 25 to learn firsthand about Vanderbilt services and resources.

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Young alumni rise to GOLD Challenge 2.0 and help secure another $100,000 gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt

Jun. 16, 2014—Members of the classes of 2004 through 2013 have once again made Vanderbilt history by rising to the university’s challenge specifically for graduates of the last decade—the GOLD Challenge 2.0—and helping to secure another $100,000 gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt. Opportunity Vanderbilt is the university’s initiative to replace all need-based undergraduate student loans with scholarship and...

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Tener to lead Office of Student Financial Aid at Vanderbilt

May. 15, 2014—Brent Tener has been named director of Vanderbilt's Office of Student Financial Aid and Undergraduate Scholarships following a national search, Vice Provost for Enrollment and Dean of Admissions Douglas L. Christiansen announced May 15.

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For my family, bridging the generation gap is a journey of 7,000 miles

Apr. 13, 2014—My dad used to tell me I took things for granted, especially on my birthday or Christmas. I always thought he was just a party pooper. But of course, you should never ignore what a wise Chinese man has to say. The conversation would go somewhat like this: “Thanks for the math book, Dad.” “You...

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Scholarship students show the impact of Opportunity Vanderbilt

Nov. 20, 2013—Sabre Rucker grew up just a few miles from the Vanderbilt campus in East Nashville. Despite her successes in high school, her dreams of “black and gold” seemed out of reach. But Opportunity Vanderbilt made her dreams real. Her story is featured in a new video on Opportunity Vanderbilt, the university’s initiative to replace all...

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Vanderbilt University Board of Trust approves five new members

Jul. 5, 2013—The chairman of a global media and entertainment company, an entrepreneur, two physicians, and a 2013 graduate of the College of Arts and Science are the newest members of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

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Young alumni rise to GOLD Challenge and help secure $100,000 gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt

Jun. 3, 2013—Members of the classes of 2003 through 2012 have made Vanderbilt history by rising to the university’s challenge specifically for young alumni—the GOLD Challenge—and helping to secure a $100,000 gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt.

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Josh Shannon wants to pioneer biomedical discoveries

May. 6, 2013—Growing up in Spring Hill, Fla., Josh Shannon did almost everything with his identical twin, Michael. So when it was time for the academically talented brothers to apply to colleges, naturally there was some overlap. “We weren’t set on going to the same school, but we both liked Vanderbilt so much that we decided to...

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Inside Higher Education: Vanderbilt’s ‘singular focus’ on fund raising for need-based financial aid

Mar. 26, 2013—Vanderbilt has seen average student debt decline due to a “singular focus” on fund raising for need-based financial aid, creating a potential model for other universities, according to an "Inside Higher Ed" article.

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VUCast Newscast: How Opportunity Vanderbilt helps so many students afford college. Take a virtual visit of campus! Vandy goes Potter!

Mar. 15, 2013—This week on Vanderbilt's online newscast: Learn how Opportunity Vanderbilt is helping many students afford college; tour campus from your computer; and Expecto Patronum! - Vandy goes Potter.

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VUCast Newscast: Chancellor Zeppos’ vision for Vanderbilt’s future and Vandy does the Harlem Shake!

Mar. 7, 2013—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Chancellor Zeppos’ reflects on his first five years as chancellor and discusses his vision for Vanderbilt’s future 5-year anniversary; new tool puts engineering students ahead of the competition; and Vandy does the Harlem Shake.

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