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Academic Strategic Plan

Leadership in a COVID-19 world

Jun. 29, 2020—Being a biomedical scientist has served Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente well as she’s led the university through “a rapid succession of significant decisions” since the first reports of COVID-19.

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‘U.S. News’ ranks Vanderbilt graduate schools among nation’s best

Apr. 14, 2020—"U.S. News & World Report" continues to place Vanderbilt University's graduate schools among the nation's best in its latest rankings.

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2020 virtual Spring Faculty Assembly website launched

Apr. 9, 2020—On a virtual Spring Faculty Assembly website, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the university’s continued momentum and highlights faculty achievements.

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Celebration honors nine new endowed chair holders

Feb. 28, 2020—Nine Vanderbilt faculty members who have been awarded endowed chairs were recently honored by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues and family members.

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CANCELED: Faculty and staff invited to learn more about Trans-Institutional Programs at March 13 event

Feb. 26, 2020—The Office of the Provost will host the annual TIPs Fair on March 13, providing an opportunity to hear about programming, learn how to contribute to the interdisciplinary initiative, and engage with current Trans-Institutional Programs awardees.

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Vanderbilt to develop plans for new on-campus university residence as part of FutureVU

Feb. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt University is developing plans for a potential new university residence to serve as home to future chancellors and as a gathering space for the university community. The plans are part of Vanderbilt’s FutureVU land use framework and would represent a return to the historical tradition of Vanderbilt’s chancellors living on campus.

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Wente, Kopstain provide capital projects update at campus meeting

Dec. 11, 2019—A recent town hall meeting gave Vanderbilt community members an update on progress being made on several of the university’s capital projects, as well as provided next steps in the planning processes surrounding academic buildings and spaces.

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Open house for faculty interested in Residential Colleges Dec. 2

Nov. 12, 2019—Faculty who would like to learn more about serving in residential or programmatic roles within the university’s residential college system are invited to a Dec. 2 open house.

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Heard Libraries to build upon advancements with external review

Nov. 4, 2019—The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries and the University Library Committee are welcoming consultants from Athenaeum21 to campus to conduct an external review of the libraries.

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Wente and Kopstain to host capital projects and planning town hall Nov. 12

Nov. 2, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning. The event will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most selective, diverse first-year class

Oct. 28, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Class of 2023—by the numbers—reflects the institution’s significant progress in building an inclusive community of highly accomplished scholars.

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Open Mind: Committed to showing our work

Oct. 21, 2019—Transparency keeps everyone informed so we can engage in meaningful debate and give input on actions, and it builds trust and teamwork by setting clear and consistent processes, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.

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