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Is It Really Too Cold For College Students To Get To Class?

Is It Really Too Cold For College Students To Get To Class?

by / on January 6, 2014

Two of Nashville’s largest private colleges made the unusual move to cancel classes because of the cold temperatures. But it appears the decision was based more on timing of the wintry weather than its severity.

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Technology Commercialization Beginning To Pay Off At Vanderbilt

Technology Commercialization Beginning To Pay Off At Vanderbilt

by / on October 14, 2013

Vanderbilt University is getting better at turning a profit on campus inventions. Earnings for commercialized technology have quadrupled in the last few years to nearly $25 million.

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Vanderbilt Study Still Debunking Myth That Breakfast Promotes Weight-Loss

Vanderbilt Study Still Debunking Myth That Breakfast Promotes Weight-Loss

by / on October 14, 2013

Good news for everyone who feels bad for skipping breakfast. A morning meal isn’t as important as most dieters think…at least according to the latest research. It draws its conclusion from what’s considered the seminal study on breakfast and weight loss conducted at Vanderbilt more than two decades ago.

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Attorney General Says Taking Away Vanderbilt’s Police Force Questionable

Attorney General Says Taking Away Vanderbilt’s Police Force Questionable

by / on March 14, 2013

The Tennessee attorney general says legislation that would take away Vanderbilt University’s right to have a police force is “questionably suspect.”

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Vanderbilt Names Athletic Director

Vanderbilt Names Athletic Director

by / on July 12, 2012

Nine years after Vanderbilt University garnered national headlines for essentially disbanding its athletic department, the job description for the man in charge of the school’s sports teams is taking a step back towards a more traditional model.

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Haslam Uses First Veto on Bill Targeting Vanderbilt Anti-Bias Policy

Haslam Uses First Veto on Bill Targeting Vanderbilt Anti-Bias Policy

by / on May 2, 2012

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has slapped down a bill that takes aim at Vanderbilt University’s controversial anti-discrimination policy. This is the governor’s first veto since taking office.

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Vanderbilt’s “All Comers” Debate Heads to Governor’s Desk

by / on April 30, 2012

Monday night Tennessee lawmakers passed a bill singling out Vanderbilt University over its policy meant to bar campus groups from discriminating. It now heads to the governor’s desk, who has said he’s not sure the state should tell a private university what to do.

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VU Board Convenes as Christian Groups Pushed Off Campus

VU Board Convenes as Christian Groups Pushed Off Campus

by / on April 19, 2012

Christian students at Vanderbilt are trying to attract the attention of university trustees during their final meeting of the school year. Groups who’ve chosen not to comply with a newly-enforced nondiscrimination policy want the board to intervene.

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General Assembly To State Schools: You Can’t Make Student Groups Take ‘All Comers’

by / on April 18, 2012

Earlier this spring, student groups at Vanderbilt University fought back against a requirement that they accept “all comers.” The rule upset some Tennessee lawmakers, too, and they can vote on Thursday for a bill to essentially express their disapproval. But one is asking for an opinion on whether the bill passes legal muster.ristian groups said if they couldn’t require potential leaders to be Christian, they’d leave the campus.

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Vanderbilt Policy Spurs Charges of Religious Discrimination

Vanderbilt Policy Spurs Charges of Religious Discrimination

by / on March 21, 2012

Religious student groups at Vanderbilt have a choice to make in the next few weeks. Either drop requirements that their leaders sign a statement of faith. Or forfeit university funding and move off campus. School officials are beginning to enforce a more-than 20-year-old non-discrimination policy. But Christian organizations are feeling more like victims of discrimination.

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Vanderbilt to Lead MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Study

by / on August 24, 2011

The MacArthur Foundation wants to know how the brain is involved in criminal behavior, and it’s giving Vanderbilt University $4.8 million to lead a study into just that.

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21st Century Bookselling

21st Century Bookselling

by / on July 5, 2011

Recent changes in Nashville’s literary community are right in line with national trends.

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Vandy Study Finds More Value in Pre-K than State Report

by / on February 24, 2011

Contrary to previous studies on Tennessee’s pre-K program, new research from Vanderbilt University shows huge student gains, particularly in reading.

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Former Vanderbilt First Lady, WPLN Announcer Dies

Former Vanderbilt First Lady, WPLN Announcer Dies

by / on January 4, 2011

A former first lady of Vanderbilt University has died. Jean Heard was 86.

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Study Finds No Test Score Boost from Teacher Incentives

by / on September 21, 2010

A new study from Vanderbilt University suggests linking teacher pay to student test scores doesn’t result in higher student achievement. That sort of performance bonus is a key piece of many school reform proposals.

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Tennessee Universities Win Clean Energy Grant

by / on September 9, 2010

A group of Tennessee universities have won a 20 million dollar grant from the National Science Foundation to develop new clean energy technologies.

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“Vandy Goes to War” Turns Focus to Korean War-era Memories

by / on July 8, 2010

Vanderbilt University is broadening an effort to collect the wartime stories of its alumnae.

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Demographers Plug Census Participation as Forms Arrive in Tennessee Mailboxes

by / on March 15, 2010

Tennessee residents begin receiving census questionnaires Monday. The form has been condensed to just 10 questions, but demographers say the information is still the backbone of social research.

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Vanderbilt-designed Website Matches Volunteers to Clinical Trials

by / on November 10, 2009

One of the more difficult parts of setting up a clinical research study is often finding the right volunteers. A registry designed at Vanderbilt University seeks to make that process easier for researchers all over the country.

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Metro Schools Director Focused on Recruiting Teachers

by / on October 20, 2009

Metro Schools Director Jesse Register says better pay and possibly a free masters degree will recruit and retain better teachers.

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