Post Tagged with: "Vanderbilt"

On a per capita basis, Tennessee ranked no. 2 in the U.S. for prescription abuse in a 2013 study. Credit: Michael Chen via Flickr

Vanderbilt Surgeon Finds One in Five Of His Patients Is Pain Pill Shopping

by / on March 31, 2014

An orthopedic surgeon at Vanderbilt has done a very personal study on the problem doctor shopping. He found that 20 percent of his own patients were double-dipping on pain pills.

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Vanderbilt’s Love/Hate Relationship With Teach For America

Vanderbilt’s Love/Hate Relationship With Teach For America

by / on February 25, 2014

In the education world, friction has developed between teachers who come to the profession the old fashioned way and the increasing number who enter through a side door, particularly Teach for America. The rub is particularly glaring at Vanderbilt University.

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Sasser Papers Head To Vanderbilt

Sasser Papers Head To Vanderbilt

by / on July 1, 2013

Three-term U.S. Senator Jim Sasser, who also served as China ambassador under President Clinton, has donated his papers to Vanderbilt University. He met his wife as an undergrad, going on to get a law degree.

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Vanderbilt Claws Back To Stay Alive In Post Season

Vanderbilt Claws Back To Stay Alive In Post Season

by / on May 24, 2013

A 10th inning homerun kept the Vanderbilt Commodores alive in the SEC tournament being played in Hoover, Alabama.

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No. 1 Vanderbilt Shut Out In SEC Tourney

No. 1 Vanderbilt Shut Out In SEC Tourney

by / on May 23, 2013

For the first time this season, the Vanderbilt Commodores were shutout Wednesday night in the SEC tournament being held in Hoover, Alabama. Head baseball coach Tim Corbin says the team will have to “write it off.”

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Hospitals Undermine Debt Reduction Argument Against TennCare Expansion

by / on March 12, 2013

Opponents of expanding TennCare as envisioned in the Affordable Care Act say the country can’t afford to add to the national debt. But hospitals are pushing back, saying the money amounts to just seven-thousandths of one percent of the country’s red ink.

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Bill to Strip Police Powers ‘Unbelievable’ to Vanderbilt

Bill to Strip Police Powers ‘Unbelievable’ to Vanderbilt

by / on March 5, 2013

State lawmakers are threatening to pull the rug out from under Vanderbilt University’s police force of 90 sworn officers. It’s a roundabout way to overturn a controversial non-discrimination policy on campus.

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Public All-Comers Policy Ban Gets Off the Ground

Public All-Comers Policy Ban Gets Off the Ground

by / on February 26, 2013

Anti-discrimination student policies similar to one at Vanderbilt University would be banned under a bill that passed its first legislative test last night. The sponsor says just because public colleges haven’t adopted all-comers policies doesn’t mean they won’t.

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All-Comers Ban Returns, Limited to State Schools

All-Comers Ban Returns, Limited to State Schools

by / on February 11, 2013

State legislation meant to undermine Vanderbilt University’s anti-discrimination policy for student groups is rising from the ashes. Last year a similar bill was slapped down with Governor Bill Haslam’s first veto.

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VUMC Cements West Tennessee Presence

VUMC Cements West Tennessee Presence

by / on January 15, 2013

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is dipping a toe in West Tennessee. On Tuesday, the academic research institution announced an affiliation agreement with Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

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Vanderbilt Bowl Attendance Key to Bigger Bid

Vanderbilt Bowl Attendance Key to Bigger Bid

by / on December 5, 2012

Vanderbilt football is pleading with fans to pack out LP Field for the Music City Bowl. The team is trying to shake its reputation for poor attendance in the hopes of getting to a top-tier bowl down the road.

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Vanderbilt Fans Hope Bowls Become Old Hat

Vanderbilt Fans Hope Bowls Become Old Hat

by / on December 3, 2012

In a history of going to just a handful of bowl games, Vanderbilt will go to two in consecutive years. Coach James Franklin says the post season is now an expectation, and fans say they expect the winning to continue.

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VU Researchers Calling Lawmakers on Support of Science

VU Researchers Calling Lawmakers on Support of Science

by / on November 19, 2012

Researchers at Vanderbilt are taking time away from their labs to lobby congress, albeit informally. PhD candidates are worried the impending fiscal cliff will leave them without money to keep working.

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Vanderbilt Sanctions Two Athletic Teams

by / on September 26, 2012

Vanderbilt’s athletic department is punishing two female teams for hazing. The university conducted an internal review that started late last week.

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VU Fundraising Totals Rise Amid Threats from Disenchanted Donors

by / on September 4, 2012

Vanderbilt University is reporting growth in general fundraising despite alumni threats to pull their support. At issue is a controversial “all comers” policy that bars student groups from requiring leaders to hold certain beliefs.

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Men’s Health Report Card Shows Gains in Tennessee

by / on June 12, 2012

Men in Tennessee still have a way to go in improving their health, according to a Vanderbilt report released Tuesday. It showed Fs in cancer-related deaths but As in heart disease.

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Vandy Tuition Hike Smallest in Decades

Vandy Tuition Hike Smallest in Decades

by / on May 9, 2012

Vanderbilt University’s tuition will go up by less than 2-percent next year. The school says it’s the smallest increase in decades.

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VU Research Maps Differences in Brains of Slackers, Go-Getters

VU Research Maps Differences in Brains of Slackers, Go-Getters

by / on May 7, 2012

Researchers at Vanderbilt believe they’ve pinpointed a key difference between the brains of high-achievers and loafers. The study is published in the most recent issue of the Journal of Neuroscience.

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Religious Debate in State House Precedes Idling of Anti-All Comers Bill

by / on April 26, 2012

The state House Thursday night debated how to protect Christian groups from having to follow a university rule intended to prevent discrimination. Both sides claimed Jesus Christ was on their side. But the sponsor finally dropped the bill into parliamentary limbo.

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TBR Chancellor Says ‘Hard to Understand’ Bias Protection for Religious Groups

by / on April 9, 2012

The Tennessee Board of Regents is questioning the logic of legislation that prevents public colleges from enforcing nondiscrimination rules on religious student groups. The bill responds to an ongoing dispute at Vanderbilt University, even though private institutions are excluded.

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