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Vanderbilt University

Vanderbilt University is a private research university located in Nashville, Tennessee, founded in 1873. It was named in honor of shipping and rail magnate Cornelius Vanderbilt, who provided the school its initial $1 million endowment despite having never been to the South. Vanderbilt hoped that his gift and the greater work of the university would help to heal the sectional wounds inflicted by the Civil War. Wikipedia*

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The Vanderbilt University has 17 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was in a 1984, Campaign Debate. The year with the most videos was 1997 with three videos. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2009 with an average of 443 views per program. Most appearances with Al Gore Jr. (3), Bill Clinton (2), Bill Purcell (2). Most common tags: Colleges & Universities, Education Reform, Families (health & social policy).

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    Philanthropy and Higher Education

    Social historian Earl Lewis gave the annual Harry Howard Lecture at Vanderbilt University. He talked about philanthropy, the…

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    Andrew and Stephen Schlesinger presented a collection of letters from their father, the late Pulitzer Prize-winning historian…

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    The Speech

    A panel discussion was held by contributors to the book The Speech: Race and Barack Obama’s “A More Perfect Union" (Bloomsbury USA; August 18, 2009.…

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