Why It’s Time to Resist Wall Street and Embrace National Service

Why It’s Time to Resist Wall Street and Embrace National Service

Ask Vanderbilt students their post-graduation plans and you will typically receive a response consisting of consulting, banking, or engineering. You are far less likely to encounter students who plan to volunteer, teach, or join the public and foreign service after leaving school. This is hardly unique to Vanderbilt; top schools around...

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Vanderbilt Students Tackle the Lack of Computer Science Education

Vanderbilt Students Tackle the Lack of Computer Science Education

This is the first edition of VPR’s Organization Spotlight, which will feature a new campus organization each week.  While many undergraduates face the dilemma of finding employment after graduation, computer science is currently the fastest-growing field in the country as there will be over “a million unfulfilled CS jobs” by...

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The Decline of the American Liberal Education

The Decline of the American Liberal Education

The following is a guest submission. If you would like to submit work to be published by VPR, you can do so here. It’s no secret on college campuses that interest in the humanities has noticeably declined. In 1991, Yale’s two most popular majors were English and history. By 2013, they...

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Tennessee’s Golden Tickets for Education

Tennessee is gearing up for a potential showdown over school vouchers in the coming legislative session.  After a 2011 bill creating a school voucher program failed to move through the state legislature, Governor Haslam convened a panel of education experts from both public and private schools to evaluate school voucher...

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Nashville Schools: Defying State Orders and Leaving Students Behind

Last week, the Metro Nashville Board of Education voted for the third time to deny Great Hearts Academies the right to open a charter school in the city.  Great Hearts had originally submitted their application late this spring to open a school by summer 2013 on the western side of...

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