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- 5.19.16 School for Science and Math honors 23 MNPS seniorsThe School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt held its sixth commencement exercises, celebrating 23 high school students from five Metro Nashville Public Schools.The School for Science and Math at Vanderbilt held its sixth commencement exercises, celebrating 23 high school students from five Metro Nashville Public Schools.
- 5.17.16 Intelligence expert Lenora Peters Gant named Peabody Distinguished AlumnaU.S. Security and Intelligence expert Lenora Peters Gant received the 2016 Distinguished Alumna Award from Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of education and human development. Gant, one of the nation’s leading experts on intelligence who throughout her career has played key roles in U.S. security, earned a master’s of science at Peabody in 1976. She was presented with the award during Peabody’s commencement ceremonies May 13.
- 5.9.16 Chancellor teams with students to help elementary class dream big about collegeA class of elementary students, who live in one of the poorest large cities in the United States, is dreaming big about college, thanks to hometown twins Aaron and Nicholas Ainsworth and Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos. The Ainsworths, both Peabody special education majors, use their personal time to video chat with a sixth-grade class from Cypress Elementary School in San Bernardino, California.
- 5.9.16 Policymakers: Teachers’ input is vitalTennessee lawmakers encouraged aspiring teachers to use their unique perspective to impact education policy decisions during a panel discussion May 5. Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development hosted the campus forum to initiate conversation around best practices for educators when working with policymakers.
- 5.6.16 Special education researcher honored by White HouseResearcher Christopher J. Lemons was honored at a Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers ceremony at the White House May 5.
- 4.29.16 Vanderbilt class donates $60,000 to area nonprofitsVanderbilt students gave $60,000 to three Nashville charities on April 25, the final day of a spring semester class on philanthropy.
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College affordability has declined in all 50 states: Report
College affordability has declined in all 50 states since 2008, according to a new report by Vanderbilt University, in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania and the Higher Education Policy Institute. William Doyle, associate professor of higher education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, is lead policy analyst and co-lead author of the report.
Kennedy Center joins nation’s largest autism study
The Vanderbilt Kennedy Center (VKC) is one of a select group of sites selected to launch SPARK, an online research initiative designed to become the largest autism study ever undertaken in the United States. Sponsored by the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI), SPARK will collect information and DNA for genetic analysis from 50,000 individuals with autism — and their families — to advance the understanding of the causes of this condition and to hasten the discovery of supports and treatments.