Monthly Archives: March 2007

Athletics still going strong

Even though the baseball team had a disappointing loss to Arkansas last weekend, the team bounced back to beat MTSU. The #3 ‘Dores will face #1 South Carolina this coming weekend. The No. 21 women’s tennis team will travel to meet No. 26 Tennessee and No. 5 Georgia on Friday and Sunday. Also, this weekend the Vanderbilt men’s tennis team will host two ranked opponents, No. 22 Tennessee and No. 1 Georgia. Get all the schedules and info at


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New way to fight TB

The World Health Organization says at least eight million new active cases of tuberculosis surface each year. One-third of the world’s population is infected with TB and every second, another person is newly infected. The Vanderbilt Medical Center is pioneering a new treatment for TB. Click here to watch the video. (Video only plays in Windows Media, sorry Mac users: ( )

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Students support Darfur

This Saturday Vanderbilt students will participate in the first STAND (Students Taking Action Now: Darfur) Walk on campus. Students will meet to walk a loop around campus. STAND hopes to raise awareness about the current situation in Darfur and the challenges the refugees are facing. Get more info at

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New rankings in, Vanderbilt schools jumping up the list

U.S. News & World Report has released its 2007 graduate school rankings and Vanderbilt schools have climbed yet again. Peabody College leads the pack at #3 (Harvard tied with us) in graduate education schools. Peabody follows closely behind Teachers College at Columbia University and Stanford University. Owen Graduate School of Management jumped 15 places to #34, tied with Pennsylvania State University. Check out all the new rankings for Vanderbilt programs at VUCast.


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White House & Congress playing chicken?

Stefanie Lindquist, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt, says that the president and Congress are playing a game of chicken over the controversial subpoenas of top White House aides. Though neither one is willing to back down, both parties stand a chance of losing political ground if it comes down to a court battle. Read more of Lindquist’s insights at VUCast.

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Vanderbilt students win Goldwater Scholarships

Three Vanderbilt students have been awarded 2007 Goldwater Scholarships. The scholarships, awarded by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, provide the students with up to $7,500 to study mathematics, science and engineering. Vanderbilt’s winners were Samuel D. Cooper, Brent M. Dorr and Peter C. Scully. Visit VUCast to read more about the students and the scholarships.

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Hold the angioplasty, please

In research sure to blow the valves off of heart disease treatment, Vanderbilt cardiologist Dr. David Maron and colleagues have found that the widely used angioplasty procedure is not particularly helpful to patients. Whoa. Read coverage of the research in The Tennessean.

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