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Student Athlete: The Graduates

May. 17, 2019—For this installment of the student-athlete series, we take a look at three Class of 2019 seniors.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Randy Smith

May. 8, 2019—The Vanderbilt campus hums with a particular energy in the days leading up to Commencement. Randy Smith, a supervisor in Plant Operations, manages a team of housekeeping staff tasked with getting buildings ready to accommodate the more than 25,000 friends and family members who will be on campus celebrating graduates.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

May. 3, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @laurenkhamrick for this great shot outside Kirkland Hall. She thinks this spot makes for the perfect #vandygram, and we agree! 😉

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Apr. 26, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @ryannmartin21. Ryann shared this celebratory photo of her last day of undergrad classes as a graduate of #VU2019!

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From Mars habitat to little boy’s prosthetic hand, Design Day 2019 fascinates

Apr. 24, 2019—Inspiration and innovation abounded as more than 70 teams of engineering seniors presented their final projects Monday. The annual Senior Design Day attracted hundreds of visitors from Vanderbilt and the Nashville community to the Student Life Center.

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Vanderbilt outlines major plans to reduce environmental footprint

Apr. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University unveiled a comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint in part by powering its campus entirely through renewable energy, putting the university on track to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Apr. 19, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @vandylibraries for this spectacular shot advertising goat yoga on Peabody Lawn this week! It really doesn't get any cuter than this. 😍🐐

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Apr. 12, 2019—This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @thejacobschroeder for sharing this awesome shot of Janet Yellen, former Chairman of the Federal Reserve, showing some Vanderbilt pride. We love a good #AnchorDown! 

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Beyond the Petri Dish: Gabriela Alvarado, PhD’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Gabriela Alvarado began her graduate program intent on studying something microscopic, but she ended up developing a passion for understanding the bigger picture of her research.

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Special-needs Siblings Inspire a Career in Care: Alexandra Vierling, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—It was at Vanderbilt that Alexandra Vierling found her passion for nursing. But the idea of working at the intersection of health care and education was a seed planted long ago.

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Refugees and a ‘Third-Culture Kid’: Aya Abou-Jaoude, BS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Aya Abou-Jaoude has always planned to become a physician. But she says an eye-opening Vanderbilt course last year about refugee resettlement helped affirm her ultimate goal: to pursue pediatric medicine, with a particular focus on refugee health.

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A Scientific Mind and a Heart for Women’s Issues: Ananya Sharma, BA’19

Apr. 11, 2019—As the only child of a university biology professor, Ananya Sharma’s talent in science came naturally. Yet, while navigating a STEM-specialized curriculum in high school, she discovered an interest in women’s studies.

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