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Lifelong learners over 50 invited to sign up for Vanderbilt Osher winter classes

Nov. 26, 2019—Winter 2020 classes offered by the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt include the history of Fort Negley, memoir writing, brain disorders and a Shakespeare production.

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Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame 2017 class named

Aug. 18, 2017—An Emmy-winning writer for 'The Daily Show,' three journalists whose careers have been shaped by innovation, and a woman judge who blazed new trails have been named to the Student Media Hall of Fame.

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Readers’ Letters, Winter 2016

Feb. 29, 2016—The P.O.V. essay written by Mallory McDuff, BS’88, about her experience in Professor Vereen Bell’s freshman writing class resonated deeply within the Vanderbilt alumni community and beyond. A Facebook post about the piece generated more than 35,000 page views of the story online. It also sparked plenty of memories that people shared on social media.

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Where Did You Learn to Write Like This?

Oct. 23, 2015—Where did I learn to write? I didn’t learn to write in one semester, but I learned to ask for help—and I’m still asking.

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Alumni celebrate Reunion 2013

Oct. 8, 2013—This year, more than 3,000 alumni and guests gathered on campus Oct. 3­–5 for Reunion 2013.

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Vanderbilt University honors 36 as emeriti faculty

May. 10, 2013—Thirty-six retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 10, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Longtime College of Arts and Science faculty named as emeriti

Apr. 24, 2013—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has approved the awarding of emeriti honors to 14 distinguished, longtime College of Arts and Science faculty. The professors will be honored at Commencement ceremonies on May 10.

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Three Vanderbilt professors awarded Guggenheim Fellowships

Apr. 15, 2013—Three Vanderbilt University professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists named the 2013 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellows.

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Still Transformative After All These Years: Vereen Bell changed the face of the English department…and continues to change lives

Jul. 31, 2012—Vereen Bell, an iconic figure in the Department of English, has been making waves at Vanderbilt for 50 years. And he shows no signs of letting up. “He’s a brilliant and caring teacher, a productive and admired scholar, a supportive if sometimes provocative and crabby colleague, and a witty, refreshingly naughty presence around the department,”...

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