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State Interference in Nashville BRT Could Have National Implications

Last week saw the quiet death of the misguided, Koch brothers-funded Tennessee Senate Bill 2243, which would have effectively banned real bus rapid transit in Tennessee .


Related Topix: Tennessee, George Voinovich, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican

4 hrs ago | Nashville Scene

First Tennessee Park: The Birthplace of Baseball in Nashville

Metro won't be making any money from the deal. Mayor Karl Dean's spokeswoman, Bonna Johnson, tells Pith that was part of the deal "just like at LP Field and Bridgestone, and it was in the agreements approved by the Council."


Related Topix: Nashville, TN

5 hrs ago | EurekAlert!

AGA announces 2014 Class of AGA Research Scholars

The American Gastroenterological Association Research Foundation is pleased to announce the 2014 AGA Research Scholars.


Related Topix: Northwestern University, Columbia University, Nashville, TN, University of Michigan Ann Arbor

9 hrs ago | Medical News Today

Vanderbilt study tracks new lung cancer drug target

For your information: MNT accounts were not affected by the recent Heartbleed bug, as we were not running a vulnerable version of OpenSSL.


13 hrs ago | Post and Courier

A college degree is still a bargain

Today, young adults with just a high school diploma earn 62 percent of the typical salary of college graduates.


Related Topix: Illinois State University, West Virginia University, Ohio State University, Brown University

Tue Apr 22, 2014

Chosun Ilbo

Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

The U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a ban by the state of Michigan on the use of race as a factor in considering applicants for state colleges and universities.


Related Topix: US News, US Supreme Court, Sonia Sotomayor

How Stuff Works

Secret to Surviving Extinction? Don't Be a Picky Eater

Cougars, which will eat meat, guts, bones - the proverbial whole enchilada, survived the mass extinction event 12,000 years ago, while their finicky cousins the saber tooth cat and American lion bit the dust.


Related Topix: University of Wyoming

Alabama Live

Jewish scholar lectures on 'How Islam Saved the Jews,' at UAB on April 24

David Wasserstein, a professor of Jewish history at Vanderbilt University, will lecture at UAB on April 24, 2014.


Related Topix: Religion, Islam, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Medical News Today

How intestinal cells build a nutrient-absorbing, pathogen repelling surface

The "brush border" - a densely packed array of finger-like projections called microvilli - covers the surfaces of the cells that line our intestines.


Related Topix: Health

Food Management

Vandy Launches "Take a Professor to Lunch" Program

The new fEAsT initiative provides up to two vouchers per semester for students to take a teacher to lunch at a campus sit-down dining site.


Mon Apr 21, 2014


School bus crashes in Hickman County; injuries reported

Authorities are investigating a school bus crash with injuries Monday afternoon in Hickman County.


Related Topix: Hickman County, TN, Williamsport, TN

County 10 News

UW commencement ceremonies to begin May 10th for 1,629 graduates; Maxfield, Spence among speakers

April 21, 2014 - Wyoming Secretary of State Max Maxfield and famed Wyoming trial lawyer and author Gerry Spence will be among speakers during University of Wyoming spring commencement ceremonies.


Related Topix: Wyoming, University of Wyoming, Medicine, Nursing, Green River, WY, Agriculture, Science

Ammunition Plant Explosion Ruled Accidental

The deadly explosion at a McEwen ammunition plant was accidental, according to a preliminary investigation by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.


Related Topix: Explosion, US News, ATF, OSHA

Utility Products

Camgian Microsystems, Vanderbilt University launch Internet of Things application

Camgian Microsystems Corp. and Vanderbilt University's School of Engineering have collaborated to prototype a new Internet of Things energy intelligence system for the facility management market through the engineering school's senior design program.


WTVF Nashville

Police Investigate Homicide In Bowling Green

The Bowling Green Police Department said 62-year-old Gary L. Wynn died at 1:53 a.m. Monday at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville.


Related Topix: Nashville, TN


The Monday After Easter aims to offer the most compelling biblically-based content to Christians on their walk with Jesus .


Related Topix: Family, Wedding, Parenting, North Carolina, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Blog News

Sun Apr 20, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Vanderbilt fraternity seeks blood match for ailing friend

It's a long shot, they know, but a group of Vanderbilt University fraternity brothers hope the answer to a friend's lymphoma lies in the cheek cells Ben Sataloff, left, and his fraternal twin, John.


Related Topix: Alpha Epsilon Pi, Student Society, Fraternities, Nashville, TN

Sat Apr 19, 2014


Accident caused Tennessee ammunition plant blast, U.S. agency says

An explosion at a central Tennessee ammunition plant that killed one man and injured three other people this week resulted from an industrial accident, a federal official said on Saturday.


Related Topix: Explosion, US News, ATF

Clarksville Online

Austin Peay State University professor Karen Crow to represent...

Karen Crow, Austin Peay State University adjunct professor of voice, has been chosen to represent the Mid-South Region in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award competition at the association's upcoming National Conference in Boston this July.


Related Topix: Austin Peay State University, Nashville, TN

WFMU's Beware of the Blog

Steve Martin on Radio WRVU

After a stand-up appearance at Vanderbilt University in 1973, Steve Martin appeared on campus radio at 1:00 a.m. taking random phone calls.