Post Tagged with: "Vanderbilt University"

Teachers are saying in a new study from Vanderbilt that they are less receptive to Common Core standards in their classrooms. Credit: alamosbasement via Flickr

Survey Says Common Core Support Drops Drastically Among Tennessee Teachers

September 24, 2014 at 4:03 pm

Teacher opinion of Common Core education standards has declined since this time last year.

Vince Durnan is the director of University School of Nashville. The school was previously known as the Peabody Demonstration School, a name that's been added to the new school seal used on the entrance doors of a recent expansion. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Nashville’s University School Has Avoided ‘Ancestor Worship’ But Focuses On History During 100th Year

September 15, 2014 at 5:00 am

University School of Nashville is turning 100 years old. And to mark its centennial, the private K-12 academy is trying to reconnect with its past as Peabody College’s demonstration school.

Belmont University admissions officials say 2,000 new undergraduates are on campus this year, including more than 500 transfer students. Credit: Belmont

Nashville Universities Rise In U.S. News Rankings

September 9, 2014 at 7:56 am

Nashville universities are highlighting their rising status on the US News and World Report’s annual rankings made public Tuesday morning.

Thousands of Vanderbilt fans stood on Dudley Field to watch the final strikes of the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. The Commodores held onto their slim lead and made history for the school. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Vanderbilt Fans Celebrate Championship That Was A ‘Long Time Coming’

June 26, 2014 at 12:49 am

The celebration lasted into the wee hours on West End after Vanderbilt’s baseball team won the College World Series in Omaha. It’s the school’s first national title in any men’s sport.

Vanderbilt slipped past the University of Texas Saturday night on a 10th-inning infield grounder that drove in the winning run. It is the team's first trip to the College World Series finals. Credit: John Russell / Vanderbilt University

Vandy Closer Than Ever To Nat’l Championship, Except For That Bowling Title

June 23, 2014 at 5:31 pm

If Vanderbilt’s baseball team can beat Virginia this week at the College World Series finals, it would be the first championship for any men’s team on campus – a feat the Commodore women achieved in 2007.

The Vanderbilt-Fisk PhD bridge program has found success using interviews to determine admission rather than the GRE. Credit: KI Seattle via Flickr

Vanderbilt Study Calls GRE ‘A Test That Fails’

June 23, 2014 at 4:06 am

The GRE may not be the best way of determining who is fit for graduate school, according to a new study co-authored by a Vanderbilt and Fisk University professor.

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

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

January 6, 2014 at 1:30 pm

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.

Technology Commercialization Beginning To Pay Off At Vanderbilt

Technology Commercialization Beginning To Pay Off At Vanderbilt

October 14, 2013 at 3:51 pm

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.

Vanderbilt Study Still Debunking Myth That Breakfast Promotes Weight-Loss

Vanderbilt Study Still Debunking Myth That Breakfast Promotes Weight-Loss

October 14, 2013 at 5:04 am

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.

Attorney General Says Taking Away Vanderbilt’s Police Force Questionable

Attorney General Says Taking Away Vanderbilt’s Police Force Questionable

March 14, 2013 at 7:05 pm

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

Vanderbilt Names Athletic Director

Vanderbilt Names Athletic Director

July 12, 2012 at 5:31 pm

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.

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

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

May 2, 2012 at 3:34 pm

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.

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

April 30, 2012 at 11:49 pm

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.

VU Board Convenes as Christian Groups Pushed Off Campus

VU Board Convenes as Christian Groups Pushed Off Campus

April 19, 2012 at 5:10 pm

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.

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

April 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm

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.

Vanderbilt Policy Spurs Charges of Religious Discrimination

Vanderbilt Policy Spurs Charges of Religious Discrimination

March 21, 2012 at 5:51 am

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.

Vanderbilt to Lead MacArthur Law and Neuroscience Study

August 24, 2011 at 12:01 pm

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.

21st Century Bookselling

21st Century Bookselling

July 5, 2011 at 3:10 am

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

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

February 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm

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

Former Vanderbilt First Lady, WPLN Announcer Dies

Former Vanderbilt First Lady, WPLN Announcer Dies

January 4, 2011 at 5:23 pm

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