Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is a private research university of about 6,500 undergraduates and 5,300 graduate and professional students. The university comprises 10 schools, a distinguished medical center, a public policy center and The Freedom Forum First Amendment Center.

Vanderbilt offers undergraduate programs in the liberal arts and sciences, engineering, music, education and human development as well as a full range of graduate and professional degrees.

The university is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top 20 universities by publications such as U.S. News & World Report, with several programs and disciplines ranking in the top 10.


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A woman enters the media workspace at the University of Las Vegas, site of the last 2016 U.S. presidential debate. REUTERS/Rick Wilking

Four female scholars suggest questions for the final presidential debate

Do you feel as if the moderators keep asking the same questions of the presidential candidates? Our panel has some fresh ideas.
Donald Trump addresses members of the National Rifle Association. REUTERS/John Sommers II

Guns in Donald Trump’s America

The candidate endorsed by the NRA this year wasn't always so pro-gun. A sociologist and physician explains how Trump's position on guns could play out if he were to win in November.
While flossing may not be fun, it is still good for you. From

The flossing flap: Mind your dentist, and floss every night

Millions smiled last week when it was reported that there's no evidence to support the flossing of teeth. A dentist sees it differently and suggests we continue the practice.
Fentanyl is 100 times stronger than heroin. Alcibiades via Wikimedia Commons

Fentanyl: widely used, deadly when abused

Deaths from the powerful drug fentanyl, found in Prince's body after his death, are rising. Yes, it is dangerous, but it has allowed for the expansion of many types of surgery.
Dilma Rousseff Carnaval masks on a factory assembly line near Rio. REUTERS/Sergio Moraes

Impeachment, culture wars and the politics of identity in Brazil

Brazil has a powerful and dominant national identity, which could be a casualty of the current political crisis. The author of an upcoming book on the subject considers the harm that's been done.
Why aren’t enough black students identified for gifted programs? Howard County Library System

Why do fewer black students get identified as gifted?

Two students -- one black and one white -- with the same math and reading achievement could have very different likelihoods of being identified as gifted.
A voter drops off her election ballot at a drop box in Oregon. Richard Clement/REUTERS

Why Asian Americans don’t vote Republican

Asian Americans are the wealthiest, best-educated and fastest-growing segment of voters in the US. They are also increasingly voting Democratic.

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