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Minds Wide Open Minds Wide Open

Vanderbilt builds a brain trust for neuroscience discovery.





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Hothouse for Scientists Hothouse for Scientists

Undergraduates with a passion for scientific inquiry work alongside seasoned researchers as equal players.


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Doctor in the House Doctor in the House

From coaching medical students to breaking bread with the freshmen who share her address, every hour of Kyla Terhune’s busy life offers a teachable moment.
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Seedtime & Harvest Seedtime & Harvest

Vision and generosity have positioned Vanderbilt for a future of unprecedented opportunity.
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Missteps to Mayhem Missteps to Mayhem

Inside the Doomsday Machine with the outsider who predicted and profited from America’s financial Armageddon.
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The Promise of Personalized Medicine The Promise of Personalized Medicine

Empowered by genetic information, Vanderbilt aims to reinvent health care.
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Service Learning Comes of Age Service Learning Comes of Age

When the community becomes the classroom, everybody wins.
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Upstart Startups Upstart Startups

Millennials make their marks in nontraditional ways.
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The Commodore’s Civil War The Commodore’s Civil War

Cornelius Vanderbilt often said there was no friendship in trade, but war led him to forge unlikely alliances on both sides of the conflict.
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Open House Open House

A cluttered, light-challenged, pre-Google ugly duckling undergoes a makeover for the 21st century.
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Acts of Faith Acts of Faith

Divinity grads aim to compensate for the chaos in contemporary society.
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Blending Back In Blending Back In

Freak accidents sever limbs. Tumors disfigure faces. And reconstructive plastic surgeons team up for their toughest challenges.
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Leader of the Pack Leader of the Pack

Peabody College is tops in education innovation, research and reform.
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Wide Exposure Wide Exposure

Studying on the other side of the world brings risk and reward.
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Chance of a Lifetime Chance of a Lifetime

When you’re 18 and contemplating your future, the right opportunity can make all the difference.
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Deep Roots, Strong Tree Deep Roots, Strong Tree

In the morass of partisan politics, Lamar Alexander forges his own path.
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Flood Tide in Tennessee Flood Tide in Tennessee

Reversing childhood obesity trends requires both large-scale change and one-on-one intervention.
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Good to Be Greek Good to Be Greek

A focus on scholarship and service—not shenanigans—ensures the 21st-century Greek system’s relevance.
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Rebirth of the Midwife Rebirth of the Midwife

Attracted by hands-on care and lower costs, more expectant parents turn to certified nurse-midwives.
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Humanity Ascending Humanity Ascending

From cancer wards to war zones, the passion of a determined few moves mountains.
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Bridge Over Troubled Waters Bridge Over Troubled Waters

Alexander Heard embraced the world’s irresistible compulsion to change.
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Strength in Numbers Strength in Numbers

Thousands of volunteers help make tomorrow’s research breakthroughs possible.
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Women Who Opened Doors Women Who Opened Doors

For 115 years and for thousands of students, the Vanderbilt Aid Society has made dreams reality.
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Opportunity Vanderbilt Opportunity Vanderbilt

Two of Vanderbilt’s volunteer leaders discuss the expanded financial aid initiative.
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The Truest Eye The Truest Eye

Whenever Neil Brake stepped out on campus, something just clicked.
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Janus Rising Janus Rising

Like the ancient Roman god, classical studies looks both to the past and the future.
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Manna Falls on La Chureca Manna Falls on La Chureca

“Generation Global” brings a zest for practical solutions to intractable problems.
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Lessons Learned the Hard Way Lessons Learned the Hard Way

What catastrophes can teach us about planning, communication - and luck
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First Impressions First Impressions

The Class of 2012 opens the page on a new chapter in Vanderbilt history.
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Dreaming Out Loud Dreaming Out Loud

A seven-year initiative to shrink student debt takes a bold step forward.
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The Longest War The Longest War

In the epic battle against cancer, Vanderbilt investigators think globally and act locally
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When War Comes Home When War Comes Home

Two years ago most Vanderbilt therapists had never seen victims of improvised explosive devices. Now, like their soldier patients, they’re in uncharted territory.
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Vanderbilt on the Potomac Vanderbilt on the Potomac

Washington affects everything from student loans to medical protocols—but not before university advocates have their say.
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At Home in the World At Home in the World

Pack your black tie, your Berlitz, and your bullet-proof vest.
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Candidates, Scandalgates and Battleground States Candidates, Scandalgates and Battleground States

Election fatigue, you say? These scholars can’t get enough.
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Long Day’s Journey into Night Long Day’s Journey into Night

Brilliant and driven, Elyn Saks was a Founder's Medalist and a Marshall Scholar. But then the voices in her head swelled to a cacophony.
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Meet Mr. Wright Meet Mr. Wright

Managing Vanderbilt's endowment takes savvy, patience and nerves of steel.
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Small Wonder Small Wonder

Nanotechnology is tiny, weird, and the next big thing.
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Lost in America Lost in America

Twenty years ago America had the most educated populace on the planet. Now millions of high school dropouts face a bleak future.
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Common Ground Common Ground

Starting next year, Vanderbilt's move to a residential college system will profoundly alter the lives and learning of students
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American Rustic American Rustic

For everything there is a season in 1900 America— a time for hoeing, sowing, shucking, milking, churning and waiting for rain.
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‘Dore No More ‘Dore No More

Gordon Gee returns to Ohio, and Vanderbilt begins writing its next chapter.
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