Jun. 19, 2020—Celebrations of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration in the United States commemorating the end of slavery, will be shaped this year by the 2020 political landscape, according to Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt.
Jun. 19, 2020—To support prospective students and their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—which has impacted the availability and accessibility of the SAT and ACT exams—Vanderbilt University will not require scores from these standardized tests for students applying to enter the university in the fall of 2021.
Jun. 19, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making substantial investments in classroom technology to support faculty as the fall semester approaches. The strategy includes upgrading classroom technology to support livestreaming and recording in classrooms, building new video recording studios, and training faculty in both new and existing technology available in the classroom.
Jun. 19, 2020—Vanessa Beasley’s role as vice provost for academic affairs is expanding with oversight of four additional areas integral to the undergraduate education experience.
Jun. 18, 2020—Karl Zelik, assistant professor of mechanical and biomedical engineering, discusses how wearable technology can help reduce injuries and assist workers at the frontline of COVID-19.
News and Interviews: ‘Sunday TODAY’ host Willie Geist, BA’97, reflects on the pandemic, his podcast, and the pride he takes in Vanderbilt
Jun. 18, 2020—Geist answers questions about working in the media during this tumultuous news cycle, launching his Sunday show, and his strong affinity for Nashville and the Commodore community.
Jun. 18, 2020—Are you looking for an online summer opportunity for an advanced learner in your life? Vanderbilt Programs for Talented Youth’s Online Academy is providing students going into grades 8–12 with online learning opportunities this July.
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.
Jun. 18, 2020—An anonymous foundation has made a $5 million commitment to Vanderbilt University in honor of Nicholas S. Zeppos, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus.
Jun. 17, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente was joined by deans, administrators, former and current faculty heads of house on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, coaches, Board of Trust members and alumni in saluting the Class of 2020 with a virtual toast.
Jun. 17, 2020—While all incoming Vanderbilt undergraduates are expected to read "The Person You Mean to Be," the Commons Reading for 2020-21, the book will be particularly useful for anyone trying to understand the root causes of inequality.
Vanderbilt researcher Houra Merrikh named a finalist of the 2020 Blavatnik National Awards for Young Scientists, inducted to New York Academy of Sciences
Jun. 17, 2020—Biochemist Houra Merrikh has been named one of the nation’s rising stars in science for her work to reverse antimicrobial resistance.