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Two Vanderbilt alumni named to Forbes ’30 Under 30′

Dec. 11, 2017—The 2018 edition of Forbes "30 Under 30" recognized two Vanderbilt alumni: Garrett Speigel, BE’10, co-founder of Standard Cyborg; and Drew Silverstein, BMus’11, co-founder and CEO of Amper Music.

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SustainVU shares holiday ‘greening’ tips

Dec. 8, 2017—Want to reduce your impact this holiday season? Here are a few tips from SustainVU’s Holiday Greening Guide to make your holiday a little greener this year.

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Humane dispersal of roosting crows set to begin Dec. 11

Dec. 7, 2017—Plant Operations will implement distress calls and other methods in an effort to drive roosting birds from campus. As in previous years, humane methods of dispersal will be used to frighten the birds away without causing harm.

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Celebration honors 11 new endowed chair holders

Dec. 5, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized for their outstanding scholarship and research during a celebration at the Student Life Center Nov. 29.

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Dillard, Wallace honored with Slive Award

Dec. 4, 2017—The Southeastern Conference honored Vanderbilt and league legends Godfrey Dillard and Perry Wallace Friday in Atlanta with the SEC's Michael L. Slive Award. Dillard and Wallace (represented by his nephew James) were honored throughout the day along with four football players from Kentucky who were the league's first four African American football players.

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International human rights lawyer Amal Clooney to deliver Senior Day address

Nov. 30, 2017—British human rights lawyer Amal Clooney will receive Vanderbilt's prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2018, when she will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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Research assistant fulfills longtime dream of ‘Jeopardy!’ appearance

Nov. 30, 2017—Kyle Becker works on curing cancer at Vanderbilt, but his hobby of playing along with a game show landed him on television.

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Three A&S professors discuss ‘Hollywood’s Gender Problem’

Nov. 29, 2017—"Hollywood's Gender Problem," a Belcourt Theatre three-part seminar, will be led by Arts and Science professors Bonnie Dow, Claire Sisco King and Jennifer Fay three Saturdays—December 2, 9 and 16.

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Annual Vanderbilt University Turkey Toss set for Dec. 15

Nov. 26, 2017—Get your free turkey, tofurkey or oven mitt at Vanderbilt University's annual Turkey Toss on Dec. 15 from 6 a.m. to midnight at Langford Auditorium.

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Chancellor Zeppos weighs in on The Tax Cut and Jobs Act

Nov. 26, 2017—Statement by Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on The Tax Cut and Jobs Act, the House tax reform package: “We fully support efforts to provide relief to the middle class through simplifying our complicated tax code and stimulating our economy, but we do not think it is in our nation’s best interest to do...

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Williams to moderate sports panel featuring VU basketball great, former Titans Dec. 8

Nov. 22, 2017—Former Tennessee Titans stars Chris Sanders and Chris Hope will be joined by Vanderbilt basketball record-setter Shan Foster for a panel discussion Friday, Dec. 8, titled “Life After Sports: Giving Back.” Vice Chancellor and Athletics Director David Williams will moderate the event at Vanderbilt's McGugin Center.

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Provost names committee to develop vision for College Halls programming

Nov. 17, 2017—Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost Susan R. Wente has named a new committee of faculty and staff members focused on developing the programmatic vision for Vanderbilt’s College Halls.

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