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The Tennessean: Amy Grant, Martha Ingram join Nashville’s walk of fame
Christian/pop star Amy Grant and Nashville philanthropist and former Vanderbilt Board of Trust chairman Martha Ingram became the 75th and 76th members of the Music City Walk of Fame on Thursday. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, who attended the ceremony, is quoted in The Tennessean and a similar article in Nashville Business Journal. He is also featured in a slide show accompanying the NBJ article.

Rolling Out: Meet Logan Browning, the new face of ‘Dear White People.’
Logan Browning eagerly awaits her debut as the lead character in “Dear White People,” which premieres April 28 on Netflix. Browning’s path to stardom included learning how to cope with racial differences. According to this profile of the actress, who attended Vanderbilt for a year before pursuing her career in Los Angeles, she found the Bishop Joseph Johnson  Black Cultural Center provided a safe space for her and her cohort. There students learned to self-govern while easing the loneliness

The New York Times: Gary Steigman, who teased out the universe’s dark secrets, dies at 76
Gary Steigman, an astronomer whose pioneering studies of the Big Bang helped show that most of the matter in the universe was not made of atoms died on April 9. Robert Scherrer, chair of the department of physics and astronomy, is quoted.

Fox 11 (Reno, Nev.): Perry dismisses concerns about slow staffing: ‘We’re getting the job done’
As the White House applauds President Donald Trump for signing more executive orders in his first 100 days in office than any president since World War II, experts say he should be concerned about another record he has set: fewest political appointees nominated and confirmed since at least 1980. David E. Lewis, chair of the department of political science, is quoted.

Wtop (Washington D.C.): Exercise can help offset effects of ‘fat gene,’ study finds
Doctors have long known that genetics can predispose some people to gain weight despite a healthy lifestyle while others seemingly never gain an ounce no matter how much they eat. A new study sheds light on how people can counteract their genetic makeup, even if it’s in their DNA to put on more weight than others. Kevin Niswender, associate professor of molecular physiology and biophysics, is quoted.



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