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Travel abroad year will advance seniors’ career options

Apr. 4, 2018—Vanderbilt University has awarded its 2018 Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellowship to Peabody College senior Danielle Kitchen and School of Engineering senior Jerom Theunissen. The fellowship aims to develop leaders through world travel and experiential learning.

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Two Vanderbilt seniors awarded prestigious scholarships

Dec. 4, 2017—Vanderbilt senior Logan Brown has been named a Marshall Scholar for 2018, and senior Jacqueline (Jami) Cox has been named to the third class of Schwarzman Scholars, both organizations announced Monday.

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Class of 2017: Ryan Sullivan strengthens villages in Southeast Asia

May. 8, 2017—Moving a mile and a half of PVC pipe along unpaved, winding roads in a small pickup truck—in a foreign country, no less—is no easy task. Ryan Sullivan, known as “Sully” to his professors and friends, knows this firsthand.

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$5M gift to advance social science programs in College of Arts and Science

Apr. 10, 2017—A $5 million gift from alumnus John Arnold and his wife, Laura, will bolster public policy studies and civic engagement at Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science.

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Mayor speaks to Owen, public policy students

Sep. 1, 2016—Nashville Mayor Megan Barry met with Vanderbilt students at a pair of recent campus events.

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Charter school grads stay in college, earn more money: study

Apr. 7, 2016—Students who attend charter high schools are more likely to go to college, stay in college and make more money than students who attend traditional public high schools.

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Dean shares insights with public policy studies class

Sep. 2, 2015—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was the guest speaker Aug. 31 for an undergraduate public policy studies class taught by former Mayor Bill Purcell, an adjunct professor of public policy at Vanderbilt.

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Vanderbilt students travel to Washington, D.C., for science policy event

Oct. 27, 2014—Vanderbilt students explored the opportunities and challenges of setting policy on federal issues and advocacy related to science, technology, engineering and math during a two-day immersion event last week in Washington, D.C.

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Mayor shares insights with public policy studies class

Sep. 11, 2014—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was the guest speaker Sept. 8 for an undergraduate public policy studies class taught by former Mayor Bill Purcell, an adjunct professor of public policy at Vanderbilt.

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Mayors share insight with public policy studies class

Jan. 29, 2013—Nashville Mayor Karl Dean was the guest speaker Jan. 28 for an undergraduate public policy studies class taught by former Mayor Bill Purcell, adjunct professor of political science.

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