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A note to faculty regarding graduate education

Jan. 22, 2010—Dear Colleagues: Our nation and globe remain in economic distress, either in what is becoming known as the “Great Recession” or at least in the echo of last year’s financial panic. Challenges and uncertainty remain. At the same time, I am proud of how Vanderbilt has fared and am eager to share my deep gratitude...

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Message from the chancellor about Haiti

Jan. 20, 2010—From Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos: With last week’s devastating earthquake in Haiti, members of the Vanderbilt community continue to search for ways to help this country. There are a number of relief efforts under way on campus and in the Nashville community, and I am grateful for the way Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff have...

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Welcome to the 2009-2010 Academic Year

Aug. 24, 2009—To Members of the Vanderbilt University Community: The unusual chill in the August air is a comforting signal that the academic year is beginning. Our great university hardly lies dormant over the summer. Caring for patients, discovery and research, and classes all continue year round, keeping busy dedicated staff and faculty and students. But by...

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Senior Class Day Speaker

Apr. 1, 2009—Dear Members of the Vanderbilt Community, I am pleased to tell you that Pulitzer Prizewinning author and world-renown historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is the recipient of the 2009 Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal and will be our keynote speaker at Senior Class Day on May 7 at 10:00 a.m. on Alumni Lawn. Doris Kearns Goodwin has served our...

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Invitation to Town Hall Meeting

Apr. 1, 2009—Dear Colleagues, As you all know, we have recently announced a transition in the leadership of the medical center, with Dean Jeff Balser succeeding Harry Jacobson as Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs. Jeff and I will hold a town hall meeting today at 4:00 p.m. in Langford Auditorium, giving us all a time to celebrate...

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A message from the chancellor on changes to senior management

Mar. 30, 2009—Dear Colleagues, It is with regret that I write to let you know that Dr. Harry Jacobson, vice chancellor for health affairs, has informed me of his decision to retire, effective June 1, 2009. His retirement will be a significant moment in the history of the medical center, and I am personally grateful to Harry...

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Economy update

Jan. 28, 2009—To Members of the Vanderbilt Community: As Vanderbilt’s community of faculty, staff and students advances its work in the new year, I want to update you on how our institution is doing during this ongoing economic downturn and ask for your continued support of the decisions and actions that must be made and taken to...

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A message to Vanderbilt alumni and friends on the economy from Chancellor Zeppos

Nov. 14, 2008—Dear Vanderbilt Alumni and Friends: Earlier this week, I wrote to the Vanderbilt community of more than 12,000 faculty, staff and students to report on our university’s sound financial position in the midst of these days of volatile markets and concern over the health of our local, national and global economy. I assured them —...

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A message from the Chancellor about Vanderbilt and the economy

Nov. 13, 2008—To the Vanderbilt Community: Over my 22 years of service, I have seen Vanderbilt, with ever-increasing pace, assume a leadership role among the greatest universities in the world. With our continued ascent, we are privileged now to set the highest of standards for those universities that are deeply committed to educating the brightest young people...

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Message from Interim Chancellor Nicholas Zeppos Regarding Northern Illinois Shooting

Feb. 15, 2008—Dear Members of the Vanderbilt Community, Today our support goes out to the students, faculty, staff and families of Northern Illinois University. We are deeply saddened by the tragedy that has struck their campus. Any violence or disaster that befalls one university affects every university, as we are all members of the same great community...

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