George W. Bush to speak Monday at Vanderbilt University
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former President George W. Bush is slated to speak at Vanderbilt University as part of a lecture series.
The university says the 43rd president will be joined on...
Vanderbilt baseball stadium to unveil beer lounge
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University's baseball stadium is set to start pouring beer for fans, but only in a premium section of the ballpark.
The school's athletic department announced Tuesday that Hawkins Field will feature the Home Run Lounge, a premium tented area where fans 21 years old and up can buy beer and spiked seltzer.
The alcohol sales will start as a pilot program only during home SEC series. Fans must buy a $10 wristband and have a game ticket to access the lounge.
Feds accept corrective plan from Vanderbilt hospital
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal officials say they have accepted a corrective plan from Vanderbilt University Medical Center after a nurse accidentally gave a lethal dose of the wrong medicine to a patient who died.
News outlets reported the error that happened nearly a year ago caused the death of an otherwise stable patient and briefly jeopardized the Medicare reimbursement status of Nashville's largest hospital.
Vanderbilt researchers to study needs of vulnerable children
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University is getting a $1.25 million grant to research the needs of some of Tennessee's most vulnerable children.
According to the school, the Policies for Action Research Hub at Vanderbilt will develop recommendations for helping the children of immigrant families and children with prenatal exposure to opioids.
University of Tennessee, Vanderbilt form health network
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — University of Tennessee Medical Center and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announced a partnership Wednesday to improve the quality and reduce the costs of health care across Tennessee.
$25M donation set to fuel Vanderbilt military scholarships
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A $25 million donation will set up a scholarship program for military veterans to pursue graduate and professional degrees at Vanderbilt University.
The university says the donation from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation will support scholarships in five of Vanderbilt's schools. Those include the Law School, the Owen Graduate School of Management, Peabody College, the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing.
Vanderbilt University investigating racist emails
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University is investigating a racist message that was sent to e-mail lists of students, faculty and staff.
The university's NAACP chapter complained in a tweet about Monday evening's e-mail blast. The university tweeted early Tuesday that the "deeply disturbing" email, "containing racist language and promoted white supremacy," did not come from an official Vanderbilt account.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University's chancellor received a nearly $3 million bonus in 2016 following rounds of layoffs and budget cuts at the private school.
The Tennessean reports Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was credited with $4.3 million in total compensation in 2016, including a $2.9 million bonus. The financial information is based on Vanderbilt tax returns provided in response to a request, the newspaper said.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amal Clooney urged young students at Vanderbilt University to have courage, citing some of the human rights cases she has worked on, because it inspires others and creates rights for future generations.
The human rights lawyer spoke Thursday in Nashville, Tennessee, for senior day, a part of the university's commencement activities. She was given the school's Nichols-Chancellor's Medal.
Amal Clooney tells grads to be courageous
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden said five weeks before the 2016 presidential election he knew Donald Trump would win and he even quarreled with then-President-Barack Obama over his prediction. He also said he knew that Trump never expected to win the presidency and wasn't prepared to take office.
The remarks were made Tuesday evening before a packed auditorium at Vanderbilt University.
Biden to speak at Vanderbilt University on April 10
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden is slated to speak at Vanderbilt University next month.
A Vanderbilt news release says Biden will speak at Langford Auditorium on the evening of April 10.
Admission to the event is free, but tickets are required. More details will be released next week on how to get tickets.
Boehringer Ingelheim and Vanderbilt University this week announced they will be expanding a collaboration to fight cancer.
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Vanderbilt to add 4 residential colleges in $600M project
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University is undertaking a $600 million project to add four new residential colleges by 2023.
Vanderbilt billed the initiative as its largest capital project ever.
The 205,000-square-foot E. Bronson Ingram College will open this fall with living spaces, a communal dining hall, a great room, a performing arts rehearsal studio and four courtyards.
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Study: Transgender people more likely to lack health plans
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A study says transgender people are more likely to lack health insurance than those whose gender corresponds to their sex at birth.
The study by Vanderbilt University and University of Minnesota researchers uses 2014-2015 federal survey data from almost 316,000 people in 27 states and Guam.
Attorney wants new trial in ex-Vanderbilt player rape case
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The attorney for an ex-Vanderbilt University football player convicted in the rape of an unconscious female student has argued in court for a new trial.
Dolly Parton donates $1M to children’s hospital
Researcher gets zapped by electric eel _ for science
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For the sake of science, a Vanderbilt University researcher stuck his arm into an electric eel tank to study its shock power.
The conclusion: touching a small eel, like the 16-inch one Ken Catania worked with, feels like accidentally touching a horse fence. For big eels eight feet or longer, it's like getting shocked by nine TASER guns at once.
University recalls eclipse glasses handed out at county fair
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center says about 8,000 glasses distributed at a county fair should not be used to watch the upcoming solar eclipse because they may not meet the highest safety standards.
The Nashville, Tennessee-based university said Wednesday that eclipse glasses with white paper frames and featuring the Vanderbilt Health logo were handed out last weekend at the Williamson County Fair.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center will take over retail clinics in more than a dozen Walgreens stores across Middle Tennessee.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The University of Tennessee at Knoxville and Vanderbilt University will help study results from Gov. Bill Haslam's initiatives to increase the percentage of residents with higher education degrees.
The University of Tennessee says its Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research will study Haslam's "Drive to 55" alongside Vanderbilt's Peabody College of Education and Human Development and the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.
Vanderbilt anti-fake news project claims $50k award
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Vanderbilt University project to combat fake news has clinched an award worth $50,000 in funding.
The university says the project was one of 20 selected from more than 800 submissions for a share of a $1 million prize through the Knight Prototype Fund, which focuses on instilling trust in journalism.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Jurors in the case of an ex-Vanderbilt University football player charged with rape will have to decide if he was bullied into the assault — and if so, whether that's enough to clear him of charges.
Prosecutors and defense attorneys presented their closing arguments Thursday in the trial of Brandon Banks, one of four players charged with assaulting an unconscious female student in a dorm room in 2013. Jurors began deliberating Thursday afternoon.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Vanderbilt University report says heart disease death rates have dropped in Tennessee men over a decade.
The university's new Tennessee Men's Health Report Card says heart disease remained the leading cause of death for men in the state, at 1 in 4 men. But that total dropped to 91.4 heart disease deaths per 100,000 men in 2015, compared to 96.5 per 100,000 in 2005.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University has received an anonymous $10 million donation to expand communal living residence halls where faculty members live alongside students.
The university says the $10 million provides momentum to expand the College Halls program.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — About two out of three registered voters in the state think Tennessee students whose parents brought or kept them in the country illegally should be eligible for in-state tuition rates at public colleges and universities, according to a poll released by Vanderbilt University on Tuesday.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nigel Walker wants to be a good dad.
And because he grew up without one, he's traveling to all seven continents in a year to understand the role fathers play across cultures and families. Along the way, he'll log video interviews and blog entries that could serve as guideposts when he starts a family of his own.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials are warning that doctors are already treating numerous people injured in accidents involving all-terrain vehicles and it's not even the peak trauma season of summer yet.
VUMC officials say staff has treated nearly 50 ATV accident victims since the beginning of the year, including 34 adults and an additional 14 children.
Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, announces the graduation of Kyle Anthony Floyd of Rockmart. Floyd is a member of the Class of 2017.
Floyd earned a Doctor of Philosophy degree, majoring in microbiology and immunology.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A former student has filed a $10 million lawsuit against Vanderbilt University, claiming he was wrongfully accused of sexual assault.
The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2pROzMK) the lawsuit was filed May 5. It claims the student, identified only as "Z.J.," was expelled three days before his expected graduation. As a result, Z.J. lost his ROTC scholarship and had to repay $136,000 in tuition. He also lost his commission as an Army officer.
Academic year in-state tuition (2015-2016): $44,712Academic year out-of-state tuition (2015-2016): $44,712Total 2015 enrollment: 12,567Type of institution: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or aboveMedian income 10 years after graduation: $60,700Median college graduate income range in Tennessee: $33,200 - $60,700Income rank in Tennessee: 1
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police say a Vanderbilt University police officer was arrested and resigned after gunfire at his apartment, where he provided underage guests alcohol.
Nashville police say they went to Officer Jordan Thompson's apartment early Thursday after someone reported a bullet almost hitting her through her ceiling.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The U.N. human rights chief on Wednesday said he's "amazed" by President Donald Trump's support of torture in interrogations, calling the prospect of reviving the practice in the United States "profoundly unsettling."
Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein called torture "repugnant" and "useless" in a speech to Vanderbilt University Law School students in Tennessee.
RIDGEFIELD — Boehringer Ingelheim announced a multi-year collaboration with Vanderbilt University that will focus on developing treatments for diseases such as lung, colorectal and pancreatic cancer.
Vanderbilt ranked among top liver transplant hospitals
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center has been rated as one of the busiest liver transplant hospitals in the nation.
Data released by the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients shows that Vanderbilt was ranked No. 4 in the country in terms of the volume of liver transplants.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University's student government is urging the school to set guidelines against any investment in private prisons, though the school says it currently has no such investments.
The student group says Vanderbilt's relationship with Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America, now named CoreCivic, puts the university in a unique position to take the stance.
Vanderbilt: More than 3,000 medical records wrongly accessed
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University Medical Center officials say the hospital has had a security breach where two employees accessed medical records of more than 3,000 patients.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2mu5pin ) reports the hospital has sent out letters to patients whose personal information was inappropriately viewed.
Free health clinic offered for wildfire victims
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Victims of last year's Tennessee wildfires and members of the Pigeon Forge community were offered free health screenings Saturday at an event organized by Healthy Tennessee and physicians from Vanderbilt University Medical Center.
Sexual violence under investigation at Vanderbilt
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The federal government is investigating sexual violence at Vanderbilt University, the second federal investigation of the Nashville school.
The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/2jsfP5l ) reports the investigation began Jan. 13. Details of the investigation are not public, and it's not known what prompted it.
Vanderbilt Assistant Vice Chancellor Elizabeth Latt said Vanderbilt officials will cooperate with the investigation.
Ex-player convicted in Vanderbilt rape set for March hearing
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An ex-Vanderbilt University football player convicted in the rape of an unconscious female student is set for a March hearing.
The Tennessean reports (http://tnne.ws/2j65lZa ) that on March 22, attorneys for 23-year-old Brandon Vandenburg will argue for a new trial. The hearing is a procedural requirement to appeal to the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals.
Vanderbilt med school sees federal research funding increase
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt University says its medical school saw a significant increase in federal funding in 2016 for research.
The School of Medicine says the school's grants from the National Institutes of Health totaled $161 million in the 2016 fiscal year that ended Sept. 30, compared to $114 million awarded in 2015.
The funding represents 228 unique research grants, including seven that range from $1.6 million to $71.6 million.
Poll: Tennessee optimism grows for future of state, country
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In a state that heavily favored President-elect Donald Trump, a Vanderbilt University poll says optimism in Tennessee has grown about the future of the state and country since the spring.
Trump comfortably ahead of Clinton in 2 Tennessee polls
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two presidential polls of Tennessee voters released this week show Republican Donald Trump with a comfortable lead over Democrat Hillary Clinton.
In the poll released by Vanderbilt University on Thursday, Trump leads Clinton by 11 percentage points. About three in four of Trump's supporters in the poll describe themselves as "angry," while two-thirds of Clinton's supporters consider themselves content.
Men broke key race barrier, now back on Vanderbilt campus
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two men who helped integrate college basketball came back to Vanderbilt University this week to share provocative views on the pace of change, take up matters they rarely dared to address as students, and describe the racism they encountered on their journey — indignities they once endured in silence on the Southern campus.