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  Wednesday, April 1, 2015 Compiled 5:39 AM CDT  
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Boston Globe: Opinion: In-hospital care saves money—and lives
Hospitals that discharge patients to expensive skilled nursing facilities are raising costs and reducing care quality, write John Graves, assistant professor of health policy, and MIT researchers Joseph Doyle and Jonathan Gruber.

New York Times: Well Blog: Nuts are a nutritional powerhouse
A growing body of research shows the nutritional value of nuts, including a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study showing the protective effect of nuts on the health of people in lower socioeconomic classes of varied ethnic backgrounds, many with health-affecting issues like smoking, obesity and diabetes.

CNBC: What Meerkat, Periscope mean for sports broadcasts
As the real-time video apps grow, they’ve allowed Twitter users to broadcast live events to their followers from concerts to games. But free, accessible social media live streams likely will not shake the foundations of the lucrative—and jealously guarded—world of sports broadcasting. John Vrooman, senior lecturer in economics, is quoted.

USA Today: Doctor recalls his near-death experience with Ebola
A Tennessean story about Ian Crozier, the Vanderbilt School of Medicine alumnus who survived Ebola after contracting it while volunteering to treat the infected in Sierra Leone, appeared on the USA Today site.

WESA (Pittsburgh): Who homeschools? Demographics don’t tell the whole story
While homeschoolers have traditionally been white, middle-class and predominantly evangelical, the practice is growing more diverse. Joseph Murphy, Frank W. Mayborn Professor of Education, is quoted.

The Tennessean: Vanderbilt rape trial sentencing delayed again
Brandon Vandenburg
and Cory Batey, both 21, will remain in jail until their rescheduled hearing on June 15. A sentencing set for late April was delayed to give attorneys time to review court transcripts, court officials said.

 
 
 VU on the Air 
 
 VU on the Air

NPR All Things Considered (National) interviewed Barbara Stengel, professor of the practice of education, regarding the use of lead teachers in multiple classrooms in an effort to close the achievement gap, yet keep great teachers from leaving for administrative jobs.

KSHB (Kansas City, Mo.) and KTAZ-Telemundo (Phoenix) reported that experts at Vanderbilt University Medical Center advise protection for eyes in the spring, because of windy conditions which can dry out or blow debris into the eyes.

WKRN, Channel 2, WSMV, Channel 4, WTVF, Channel 5,  WZTV, Channel 17, WBIR (Knoxville), and WATN (Memphis) reported that sentencing has been delayed once again for two former Vanderbilt football players convicted of rape in January.

 
 
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 VU Athletics

Vandy’s Damian Jones not entering NBA Draft

 
 
 Research News @ Vanderbilt 
 
 Research News @ Vanderbilt

Four ways to improve U.S. tax system

 
 
 Higher Ed in the News 
 
 Higher Ed in the News

Huffington Post: College presidents condemn Indiana’s new ‘religious freedom’ law
The presidents of Indiana University, DePauw University, Butler University, Valparaiso University and Hanover College have all issued public statements opposing the law, which many fear could give businesses legal grounds to refuse to serve members of the LGBT community on religious grounds.

Wall Street Journal: Federal education officials release list of monitored colleges
The Department of Education made public for the first time on Tuesday a list of more than 500 colleges and universities the agency is concerned about and has placed under increased financial oversight. The schools included for-profit colleges, bible schools and state universities.

Washington Post: Opinion: Why America’s obsession with STEM education is dangerous
Dismissing broad-based learning comes from a fundamental misreading of the facts — and puts America on a dangerously narrow path for the future, argues columnist Fareed Zakaria.

 
 
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