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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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Visionary sports executive takes the helm as next Vanderbilt athletics director

Dec. 11, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has named Malcolm Turner, a proven and highly accomplished sports business executive with a passion for the transformative power of education, as the university’s new vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director. Turner, a member of the NBA’s senior leadership team and president of the NBA G League, will join the university on Feb. 1.

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Vanderbilt announces next steps in athletics director search

Oct. 5, 2018—Vanderbilt announced today the establishment of a search committee and an advisory council for the recruitment of the university’s new vice chancellor for athletics and athletics director.

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David Williams stepping down as vice chancellor, athletics director

Sep. 11, 2018—Williams will return to teaching after a distinguished 27-year career in higher education administration and will establish a new Sports, Law & Society Program at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Tips for attending Beyoncé-Jay-Z concert at VU Stadium tomorrow

Aug. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center are offering tips for those planning to check out Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “On the Run II" tour stop at Vanderbilt Stadium on Thursday, Aug. 23.

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Make note of traffic changes for Beyoncé-Jay-Z concert Thursday

Aug. 16, 2018—Expect traffic changes and heavy volume near Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 23, when Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s “On the Run II” tour makes a stop at Vanderbilt Stadium.

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