Author: Jalen Blue
Nov. 8, 2019—Dr. André L. Churchwell, interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, co-led a half-day summit recently for black men interested in pursuing health professions. The event, co-led by Dr. James Hildreth, president of Meharry Medical College, attracted more than 100 high school and college students from across the state and region.
Nov. 7, 2019—The Vanderbilt community celebrated Asian Pacific American Heritage Month throughout October and into early November with events honoring the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Nov. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt marked LGBTQI History Month in October with a series of events honoring lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and intersex narratives and history, and by engaging community members in meaningful reflection, programming and education.
Nov. 6, 2019—Vice Chancellor, General Counsel and University Secretary Ruby Shellaway recently joined five other Nashville leaders for a panel discussion focused on building a diverse and inclusive legal team as part of a continuing legal education seminar for Nashville-area law firm partners and in house counsel.
Oct. 28, 2019—Nominations are open for the 2019-20 Diversity Leadership Awards recognizing staff members who demonstrate exemplary leadership that puts the ideals of equity, diversity and inclusion into practical action. The deadline for nominations is Monday, Nov. 25.
Oct. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Posse Scholars program celebrated its 30th anniversary at an Oct. 18 gathering with more than 100 students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Trust members in attendance. Vanderbilt was the first higher education institution to partner with the Posse Scholars in 1989.
Oct. 25, 2019—The Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center marked its 35th anniversary during Reunion Weekend, celebrating the impact of its innovative programming, support and services to students, faculty and staff at Vanderbilt.
David Williams Fall Classic exhibition baseball game is Nov. 10, will honor history of Negro Baseball League
Oct. 25, 2019—The Vanderbilt and Michigan baseball teams will play each other in a Nov. 10 exhibition game named in honor of former Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams II. Admission to the David Williams Fall Classic, scheduled to begin at noon at Hawkins Field, will be free.
Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars, and graduate and professional students are invited to submit proposals to lead teach-ins during the university’s 2020 Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Series. Selected proposals will be awarded a $500 stipend.
Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s 2019 recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which took place Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrated and honored the diverse array of Hispanic and Latinx histories, cultures, narratives and contributions to the university and society.
Oct. 21, 2019—Members of the Vanderbilt community celebrated the grand opening of the new National Pan-Hellenic Council House on Oct. 18 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. The new house is part of the evolution of the West End Neighborhood.
Oct. 19, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente unveiled the Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits of Kate Lupton, David Williams II, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter and Muhammad Yunus on Oct. 18.