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  Monday, November 24, 2014 Compiled 10:27 AM CST  
 VU in the News 
 
 VU in the News

Fortune: The MBA scholarship wars
Highly regarded institutions across the United States are increasingly providing deep MBA discounts as they fight ferociously over the most talented applicants. Christie St-John, director of admissions at Vanderbilt University’s Owen Graduate School of Management, is quoted.

National Journal: Obama’s forging his own reality
By issuing a sweeping order on immigration, President Obama has signaled the message to the public that compromise is impossible with a newly elected Congress. Marc Hetherington, professor of political science, is quoted.

Discovery Channel (Canada): Daily Planet: Plane impact test (video)
Doug Adams
, Distinguished Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is interviewed about his team’s efforts to develop warning sensors and systems for large machines like aircraft, cars and wind turbines in order to improve the integrity and safety of the structures.

Smithsonian: Could this be the answer to the tech world’s diversity problem?
School of Engineering
alumna Kimberly Bryant is featured as being one of the recipients honored this year at the Smithsonian’s 2014 American Ingenuity Awards ceremony, saluting 10 groundbreaking individuals across nine categories including technology, performing and visual arts, natural and physical sciences, education, historical scholarship, social progress and youth achievement. Bryant is noted for launching Black Girls Code, a program that offers weekend workshops and summer camps in programming, robotics, Web design and mobile app development to girls as young as 7.

Nashville.com: Nashville lawyer discovers planets with $300k telescope
The Tennessean article was reposted about local lawyer and amateur astronomer David Manner who has relocated his personal telescope to Arizona, where it will survey the sky for tiny telltale signs of exoplanets—planets outside our solar system. Manner is a member of Vanderbilt’s KELT-South survey team and he’ll continue to monitor his telescope remotely with the support of the Vanderbilt Initiative in Data-Intensive Astrophysics.

The Tennessean: Vanderbilt rape case attorney suspended
A defense attorney representing former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg has received an 18-month suspension from practicing law, according to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the Supreme Court of Tennessee. The suspension was issued after the board reviewed complaints filed by former clients.

 
 
 VU on the Air 
 
 VU on the Air

WZTV, Channel 17, interviewed Julie Adams, associate professor of computer science and computer engineering, in its coverage of a local conference on the regulation of unmanned aerial vehicles.

WKRN, Channel 2, WSMV, Channel 4, WTVF, Channel 5, WZTV, Channel 17, and WPLN, Nashville Public Radio, reported that John Herbison, a defense attorney for former Vanderbilt football player Brandon Vandenburg, has been suspended from the practice of law for 18 months.

 
 
 VU Athletics 
 
 VU Athletics

Vanderbilt’s Philip Pfeifer: Coach Corbin saved my life

Vanderbilt holds off Lipscomb as Damian Jones delivers

Vanderbilt scores 72-62 win over Lipscomb

Vandy women return to NCAA cross country championships

 
 
 VU Press Releases 
 
 VU Press Releases

‘Synchromism’ topic of Vanderbilt art history lecture

 
 
 Social VU 
 
 Social VU

On Twitter, we shared a Tennessean feature on alumnus and Philadelphia Eagle Jordan Matthews and he responded that he is #VU4Life.

Vanderbilt students took part in the #ItsOnUs campaign, with the community signing a pledge to stand up against sexual assault.

Research into the differences between gifted men and women was shared and commented on on Facebook and Twitter.

“Vape” was named the Oxford Dictionaries Word of the Year, news that we shared on Facebook as a segue to remind people of the Nov. 20 Great American Smokeout.

 
 
 Higher Ed in the News 
 
 Higher Ed in the News

The Washington Post: Federal immigration actions pose questions for colleges about undocumented students
New federal measures to halt deportation of many illegal immigrants will spotlight a question of growing urgency for colleges: How should they handle applications from undocumented students for admissions and financial aid?

Rolling Stone: A rape on campus: A brutal assault and struggle for justice at UVA
Jackie was just starting her freshman year at the University of Virginia when she was brutally assaulted by seven men at a frat party. When she tried to hold them accountable, a whole new kind of abuse began.

The Washington Post: Even Harvard MBA women are disappointed by their careers
A study set out to examine the satisfaction levels of more than 25,000 male and female Harvard Business School graduates found sharply different levels of career satisfaction for men and women; it found professional and familial expectations that were at odds with each other, and it found data that could help debunk some conventional myths about why the gender gap persists.

The New York Times: Are some professions less honest than others? Bank on it, researchers find

As banking scandals have mounted over the past decade, some critics have suggested that the industry simply harbors a dishonest culture. Now, three economists from the University of Zurich have tested the idea.

 
 
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