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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.
- National Geographic: Humans in California 130,000 years ago? Get the facts
- The New York Times: Black people are not all ‘living in hell’
- Forbes: Best value colleges 2017: 300 schools worth the investment
- Politico: 100-day progress report: The sluggish pace of ED hiring
- Med Page Today: Anti-VEGF therapy improved diabetic retinopathy in DME
- Future Structure: Driverless tech makes its way to University of Arizona as part of international contest
- The Fiscal Times (Opinion): ‘Offensensitivity’ is killing higher education and exiling ideas
- Press Form: Should you get a mumps booster?
- The Villages Sun Times: Trump tax plan set to sharply cut corporate tax rates
- Dayton Daily News (Ohio): WSU, AFRL land $9.1M contract for electrical device
- Louisville Business First: U of L considers spinning off its hospital, other medical operations
- The Tennessean: What to know as Nashville schools go all in on STEAM
- Nashville Scene: The importance of being chief in 2017
- The Atlantic: How does race affect a student’s math education?
- Associated Press: Tuition-free school helps teens fight opioids and other substance abuse
- Arizona Daily Star: Driverless car makes way around UA as part of international contest
- The Washingtonian: Does the No. 1 high school in America practice discrimination?
- Marketplace: Run government as a business? Americans are split
- Business Insider (United Kingdom): Here’s 7 essential reads if you’re still confused about Trump’s border wall
- Yahoo! News: Is Brexit a telltale sign that our civilisation is about to collapse?
- Consumer Reports: Even if you’ve had shingles, get the Zostavax vaccine
- Union-Recorder (Georgia): Local entities partner for 28th JazzFest
- The Tennessean: 19 things to do in Nashville this weekend, April 28-30, 2017
- U.S. News and World Report: Consider different types of public high schools
- Fox Business: Vaunted Ebola vaccine faces questions
- Military Times: Study: College credit exams can boost chances of graduating
- The Atlantic: The racism in math education
- The Atlantic Magazine: Seam
- USA Today: Salty diets make you hungry, not thirsty, scientists find
- The Hill: Opinion: Americans deserve an extreme vetting of the president’s policies
- The Tennessean: Vanderbilt students develop smart police vest that calls for backup
- The Tennessean: Residents at 2 Nashville apartment complexes push for affordable housing
- The Tennessean: Opinion: In health care, price is not the only factor
- Spring Hill Home Page (Tennessee): Son of a Holocaust victim tells his story at Spring Hill’s Holocaust Remembrance Day event
- Nashville Post: Ingrams honor late father with $20M gift to VU
- National Geographic: Inside the bizarre life of the star-nosed mole, world’s fastest eater.
- National Public Radio: ‘Thunder in the Mountains’ tells tragedy of two strong, opposing leaders
- The Atlantic: Making primary care trans-friendly
- The New Yorker: Briefly noted
- Futurity: How salty food makes us hungry, not thirsty
- The Science Times: Latest investigations reveal how lions of Tsavo turned man-eaters 120 years ago in Kenya
- Associated Press: Group brings green burial concept to Tennessee
- The Tennessean: What the passage of Haslam’s gas tax plan means for future politics in Tennessee
- The Tennessean: Republican Bill Lee announces run for governor of Tennessee
- The Tennessean: Opinion: Trump’s proposed budget cuts impede public school progress
- National Catholic Reporter: Hunger strikes protesting Wendy’s snowball across college campuses