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Brokaw, Meacham, historian’s sons discuss ‘Arthur Schlesinger Jr. and the Fate of American Liberalism’ Nov. 5

Oct. 15, 2013—The correspondence of late presidential historian Arthur Schlesinger Jr. will be the topic of a Nov. 5 Chancellor’s Lecture Series event at Vanderbilt University.

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Year in Review: Vanderbilt’s top stories, images, Tweets and shares of 2012

Dec. 17, 2012—The top news stories, Tweets, Facebook posts, photos and videos of the year.

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Remembering Senior Day 2012

May. 11, 2012—VUCast Extra: Seniors hear from NBC veteran journalist Tom Brokaw, and remember their place in Vanderbilt history. It all started four years ago… Watch the full video of Senior Day. Read a wrap-up of Senior Day. Storify: A wrap-up of Senior Day tweets, images and posts

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Brokaw to Vanderbilt grads: Become the next ‘greatest generation’

May. 10, 2012—Author and newsman Tom Brokaw urged Vanderbilt graduating seniors to “leave an indelible imprint on your time” during his speech May 10 during Senior Day.

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Senior Day with Tom Brokaw

May. 9, 2012—Watch video of newsman Tom Brokaw speaking at Senior Day May 10. He is the former anchor of NBC Nightly News and author of books including The Greatest Generation. Read a wrap-up of Senior Day.

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Commencement events May 10-11 at Vanderbilt University

May. 8, 2012—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will address Vanderbilt graduates during Commencement ceremonies Friday, May 11 on Alumni Lawn. Newsman Tom Brokaw will receive the university’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal during the Senior Day ceremony Thursday, May 11.

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Zeppos, Brokaw to address Vanderbilt graduating seniors

May. 3, 2012—The first class to experience Vanderbilt University’s living-learning community, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, will receive their diplomas during Commencement May 11.

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Outstanding Vanderbilt seniors available for Commencement stories

May. 2, 2012—Four Vanderbilt University standout graduating seniors are available to speak with reporters covering May 11 Commencement ceremonies at Vanderbilt University.

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Making the Moment Last

May. 1, 2012—Video of Senior Day with Tom Brokaw and of Commencement will be streamed live on the Vanderbilt homepage. Three days of activities enrich the Commencement experience For many graduating seniors, Commencement passes in a blur of gowns and camera flashes and choreography. Add emotional parents, excitement – and not a little trepidation – about the...

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VUCast Newscast: Sweet Sounds Lead to Vandy First!

Apr. 27, 2012—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s online newscast: Sweet Sounds Lead to a Vanderbilt First! Gearing up for Graduation See Which Veteran News Anchor is Coming to Vanderbilt  

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VUCast Newscast: Do little kids learn from “educational” videos?

Dec. 9, 2011—This Week on VUCast, Vanderbilt’s weekly newscast  highlighting  research, experts, students, sports and everything Vanderbilt: Do little kids learn from “educational” videos? New research gives answers. Why a Vanderbilt expert says the new Wal-Mart sex discrimination lawsuits will fail. Meet this year’s Commencement weekend speaker.

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Journalist Tom Brokaw to deliver Senior Day address during Vanderbilt’s Commencement

Nov. 30, 2011—Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2012 when he addresses graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day. Senior Day, which will be held Thursday, May 10, precedes Vanderbilt’s annual Commencement ceremony for graduating seniors on Friday, May 11,...

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