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The Chronicle of Higher Education: Appointments, resignations, retirements, Guggenheim fellows, deaths
Joel Harrington, Centennial Chair of History, Edward Wright-Rios, professor of history, and Antonis Rokas, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair in Biological Studies, are listed among the 115 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation 2018 Fellows.

Today: What’s a good cure for a hoarse voice? Hoda needs help!
Kimberly Vinson, assistant professor of otolaryngology, is quoted.

New York Times (Spanish): El ejercicio no es suficiente para que pierdas kilos
Vanderbilt research headed by Daniel Lark, a research fellow, suggests why increased exercise may not lead to decreased weight.

Markets Insider: Owens joins Hillman Board
David Owen, professor of the practice of management and innovation, was appointed to Hillman’s Board of Directors, Monday.

Education Dive: Researchers: NC leadership academies fill high-needs school positions, but performance flat
Vanderbilt research suggests that North Carolina’s Regional Leadership Academies do not produce more effective leaders.

Economist: The president’s takeover of his party won’t soon be undone
If Trumpism is to define the Republican Party for the next decade or more, there are three ways it could develop. Larry Bartels, May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science, and his research are quoted.

LA Times: Science hinted that cancer patients could take less of a $148,000-a-year drug. Its maker tripled the price of a pill
Stacie Dusetzina, associate professor of health policy, is quoted adding to the discussion of drug pricing ethics.

Houston Chronicle: Why’s it so important to protect ‘data’?
In light of Mark Zuckerberg’s senate hearing, many are concerned about the safety of personal information. Sarah Igo, associate professor of history, law, sociology and American studies, is quoted extensively.

Financial Times: General Electric sets out on road to regaining investors’ trust
GE chief executive John Flannery is working to win back investors’ trust. Is it working? Paul Chaney, E. Bronson Ingram Professor of Accounting, is quoted.

NSF: New learning technologies deliver cultural treasure trove
Vanderbilt’s video highlights the efforts of students in the SLaM Lab at Peabody College to preserve the musical history of Jefferson Street.

Christian Science Monitor: Why Bob Corker is bucking GOP tribalism, in a Tennessee tradition
At a Monitor breakfast, Tennessee’s retiring US senator sang the praises of the Democrat who hopes to succeed him, former Gov. Phil Bredesen. John Geer, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of Political Science, is quoted. Yahoo also published the story.

Washington Post: HHS secretary readmitted to hospital for further treatment of diverticulitis
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted regarding Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar’s diverticulitis complications.

Tennessean: Celebrate Earth Day, Shakespeare’s birthday and more in Nashville this week
Festivities will be held at Vanderbilt, Monday, to celebrate William Shakespeare’s 454th birthday. Another related piece was also featured by the Tennessean.

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