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Zeppos tells Rotary Club that success of Vanderbilt and Nashville are entwined

Jun. 16, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told civic leaders this week that the missions of Vanderbilt University – discovery, excellence and diversity — mirror those of Nashville, and the two institutions are each made stronger by that relationship.

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Young Alumnus Pays It Forward with Monthly Gift

May. 12, 2016—When Nathan Bird, BE’15, got married at the end of last year and sat down with his wife, Katherine, to plan their first budget together, it was important to him to set aside funds for Vanderbilt.

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

May. 12, 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.

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Parents Challenged with Opportunity to Give

May. 12, 2016—Vanderbilt supporters play a crucial role in advancing Vanderbilt’s mission to educate, discover and lead—and parents of current undergraduate students have a unique opportunity to give back and directly impact their student’s experience as a Commodore.

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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 Admits Just 11.6 Percent of Applicants

Jul. 31, 2015—Vanderbilt University’s admittance rate for incoming first-year students once again fell to a new low this year, continuing a trend toward higher application volumes and greater selectivity.

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The Big Search: What It Takes to Find the Best Mix of Vanderbilt Students—with Care, Thought and Purpose

Jul. 31, 2015—No longer content to live in the shadow of any other institution, today Vanderbilt vies for the absolute best students anywhere in the world, attracting them with academic, cultural and financial-aid offerings that make even the most determined Ivy aspirants think twice.

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Young Alumni Meet Gift Challenge

Jul. 31, 2015—Members of the classes of 2005 to 2014 have shown their commitment to Vanderbilt and its students by rising to the GOLD Challenge3 and securing a $100,000 gift to Opportunity Vanderbilt.

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