April 2013 Dot COmmodore

Vanderbilt schools at top of U.S. News rankings

Peabody College is the nation’s top graduate school of education for the fifth consecutive year according to U.S. News & World Report, while both Vanderbilt University Law School and the School of Medicine rank in the top 15 of their respective categories.

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Class of 2017 regular decision letters delivered

The students admitted through regular decision for the Class of 2017 have the highest academic profile of any incoming class in Vanderbilt history: 95 percent of them rank in the top 10 percent of their graduating classes. Of the 27,840 regular decision applicants, only 3,018 (or 10.84 percent) received acceptance letters, which were mailed March 25.

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VUCast: Watch how Opportunity Vanderbilt helps students afford college; take a virtual walking tour of campus

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Stay connected with fellow alumni

Vanderbilt alumni may be scattered across the globe, but there are no boundaries when it comes to connecting with fellow ’Dores. Stay current, share your black and gold pride, and relive memories on the Vanderbilt alumni Facebook and Twitter accounts. The LinkedIn alumni group and VUconnect alumni community also provide active networking resources.

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Free GMAT webinar for alumni

Are you considering an MBA? The Vanderbilt Alumni Association is sponsoring a free informative GMAT webinar led by Target Test Prep at noon EST on April 30. The webinar is just one of many career resources available exclusively to Vanderbilt alumni.

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ALUMNI The Alumni Association Board is accepting nominations for the Distinguished Alumni, Alumni Volunteer and Young Alumni Professional Achievement awards

IN THE NEWS NBC Today Show: Student Michael Pollack wows Billy Joel with piano skills

SPORTS Attend the Black and Gold spring football game April 13

ALUMNI Save money on your next grocery bill with the alumni discount program

CAMPUS Match Day reveals residencies for School of Medicine students

SPORTS Baseball team sweeps series with Tennessee, moves up to No. 2 in country

RESEARCH Watch: Humanoid robot helps train children with autism

ALUMNI If your class year ends in 3 or 8, let us know if you plan to be at Reunion, scheduled for Oct. 3–5

IN THE NEWS Inside Higher Ed: Vanderbilt makes need-based aid a priority

SPORTS Women’s golf ranked No. 8 in country after fourth-place finish at Bryan National

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