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Statement from Vanderbilt University regarding presidential proclamation suspending and restricting immigration

Jun. 23, 2020—Read Vanderbilt University's statement regarding the Trump Administration's June 22, 2020, proclamation suspending and restricting immigration to the United States.

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Statement from Vanderbilt University regarding Supreme Court ruling on DACA

Jun. 18, 2020—Read Vanderbilt University's statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's June 18, 2020, ruling on the Unites States' Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy.

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Candice Storey Lee to lead Commodores, makes history at Vanderbilt University

May. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University has announced that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time Vanderbilt University graduate, has been named vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director at Vanderbilt after serving in the role on an interim basis since February.

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Statement from Vanderbilt University regarding the U.S. Department of Education’s Final Title IX Rule

May. 6, 2020—“Vanderbilt is deeply committed to ensuring the safety of each and every member of our community. We are reviewing the new Title IX regulations, and will take the time necessary to examine these complex rules to ensure we implement them in a manner that protects the well-being and safety of university community members and respects...

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Vanderbilt University shines in ‘U.S. News’ rankings; named a ‘best value’ for need-based financial aid

Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt has been recognized as one of the nation’s best universities in "U.S. News & World Report’s" 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The university also received high marks for its approach to need-based financial aid.

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Public comments welcome for VUPS Communications Unit accreditation visit

Aug. 14, 2019—An assessment team from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. will visit Vanderbilt University’s campus on Aug. 19 to examine all aspects of the Vanderbilt University Public Safety Communications Unit’s policies and procedures, management, operations and support services.

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Vanderbilt ranks No. 1 for student satisfaction, best quality of life

Aug. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt is ranked No. 1 in the “Their Students Love These Colleges” category in The Princeton Review’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The university also took the top spot for “Best Quality of Life.”

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Robinson to lead Office for Inclusive Excellence; Thomas-Hunt named Airbnb head of global diversity and belonging

May. 8, 2019—William H. Robinson, associate dean for academic success at the School of Engineering, will lead the Office for Inclusive Excellence as interim vice provost for strategic initiatives beginning June 1. Robinson takes on this new role following the departure of Melissa Thomas-Hunt, who has accepted a position with the executive team at Airbnb in San Francisco as their head of global diversity and belonging.

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Award-winning director Ava DuVernay, American soccer icon Abby Wambach, best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates headline Impact Symposium March 25-27

Mar. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt's 2019 Impact Symposium will feature Ava DuVernay, whose directorial work includes the Oscar-winning historical drama "Selma" and the Oscar-nominated "13th"; Abby Wambach, Olympic gold medalist and World Cup soccer champion; and Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the best-selling "Between the World and Me," which won the National Book Award in 2015.

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Vanderbilt’s new athletics director begins first day

Feb. 1, 2019—Malcolm Turner began his first official day as Vanderbilt’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director today, Feb. 1.

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Vanderbilt makes strong showing in influential endowment ranking

Jan. 31, 2019—Last fiscal year, the market value of Vanderbilt’s endowment increased 11.4 percent, making it one of the fastest growing endowments out of the about 800 reporting institutions in the recently released 2018 NACUBO-TIAA Study of Endowments.

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Vanderbilt shares concerns, observations on proposed Title IX changes

Jan. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt has joined with peers in the Association of American Universities (AAU) to share concerns and provide observations about the likely effects of the U.S. Department of Education’s proposed new Title IX regulations.

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