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President Obama Acts to Ease Student Loan Debt

President Obama Acts to Ease Student Loan Debt

By Freddie Allen NNPA Washington Correspondent From 2003 to 2014, student debt in America skyrocketed from $250 million to $1.2 trillion, surpassing credit card debt. As more students, especially Blacks students, rely on grants and loans [...]

Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center-Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Series

Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center-Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Series

Alzheimer’s Disease Risk Factors and Prevention By Raquel Barlow & Jeannine Skinner, Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer’s Center Nashville, Tenn. – Alzheimer’s disease is a major public health burden that mostly affects persons aged 65 years and [...]

Commodores Host NCAA Regional

Commodores Host NCAA Regional

By Ron Wynn Despite failing to make the finals of the SEC Tournament, the Vanderbilt Commodores were chosen as one of the hosts for an NCAA regional tournament Monday. They were one of six SEC teams [...]

Vanderbilt Drops Home Series

Vanderbilt Drops Home Series

By Ron Wynn A combination of tough pitching and some late-inning offensive heroics from South Carolina resulted in the Vanderbilt Commodores dropping a 6-3 series finale Saturday at home. The loss ended the Commodores’ SEC season with [...]

Vanderbilt Offers Free Head & Neck Cancer Screening April 25

Vanderbilt Offers Free Head & Neck Cancer Screening April 25

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center and the Vanderbilt Department of Otolaryngology will hold the annual head and neck cancer screening event Friday, April 25, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. The screenings are free, open to the public and require no [...]

New Era Begins for Titans, Vandy

New Era Begins for Titans, Vandy

The Tennessee Titans and Vanderbilt University both announced the hiring of new head football coaches last week, signaling fresh starts for both programs. The Titans, who haven’t been to the playoffs since 2008 and haven’t won [...]

MLK Celebration at Vanderbilt; Actor Danny Glover, Candlelight Vigil

MLK Celebration at Vanderbilt; Actor Danny Glover, Candlelight Vigil

NASHVILLE, TN — An actor on screen, stage and television for more than 25 years, Danny Glover has also become known for his community activism and philanthropic work. He will headline Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day celebration [...]

Temporary Art Installation at Vanderbilt

Temporary Art Installation at Vanderbilt

A temporary art installation on the Vanderbilt campus is designed to raise awareness and funds to combat homelessness. The Kefi Project, a new public art organization at Vanderbilt, has installed “pairAsouls” at the Sarratt Student Center. [...]

Melvin Fitzgerald Marks 55 Years of Service

Melvin Fitzgerald Marks 55 Years of Service

When Melvin Fitzgerald first came to Vanderbilt, he was 22, fresh out of the U.S. Army, and seeking work just until he could move to California to meet up with his brother, who was soon to [...]

Vanderbilt University Marks Civil Rights Milestones

Vanderbilt University Marks Civil Rights Milestones

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt University recently commemorated the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with a midday event in Benton Chapel. Vanderbilt community members and the public gathered at the chapel [...]

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