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Beth Fortune

Fortune plans departure from Vanderbilt

Dec. 9, 2016—After 16 years of service, Beth Fortune, vice chancellor for public affairs, has resigned her position and will transition into a departure from Vanderbilt, which she has planned for early next year.

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Kentucky Commodore: John R. Hall, BE’55, Honored

Nov. 20, 2016—enior Vanderbilt administrators, including vice chancellors David Williams, Susie Stalcup and Beth Fortune, attended a recent reception honoring emeritus Board of Trust Chair John R. Hall, BE’55.

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Community activist who made Vanderbilt a better place dies

Aug. 30, 2016—Betty Chiles Nixon, a pioneering civil and women's rights activist who left a lasting mark on Vanderbilt University, its surrounding neighborhoods and the community, died Aug. 29.

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Restructuring to reflect scope of Vanderbilt communications and public affairs

Jul. 21, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced that the Division of Public Affairs will restructure to better address the increasing needs and demands of a global university that is deeply rooted in Nashville and the state of Tennessee.

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Statement of Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune on June 18 verdict

Jun. 18, 2016—Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune issues the university's official statement following the conviction of Brandon Vandenburg in the 2013 rape of a fellow student.

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Vanderbilt community engages in early dialogue on regional transit plans

Apr. 19, 2016—The Vanderbilt community had the opportunity to interact with regional transit officials on efforts to ease traffic congestion and improve public transportation during a discussion April 14 at Vanderbilt’s Student Life Center.

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Statement of Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune on April 8 verdict

Apr. 8, 2016—Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune issues the university's official statement following the conviction of Cory Batey in the 2013 rape of a fellow student.

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Vanderbilt’s partnerships across state celebrated at Day on the Hill

Feb. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt Day on the Hill Feb. 16 provided an opportunity to thank members of the Tennessee General Assembly for their service to the state and for their continuing partnerships with the university.

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Vanderbilt hosts 109th General Assembly at Jan. 19 reception

Jan. 21, 2016—Vanderbilt hosted a reception Jan. 19 to honor the members of the 109th General Assembly. State legislators, staff members and other state government officials mingled with Vanderbilt representatives during the event at the Tennessee State Museum.

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Vanderbilt alumni elected to Metro government Sept. 10

Sep. 16, 2015—Two candidates with close ties to Vanderbilt University were elected to office within the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County on Sept. 10.

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New Vanderbilt homepage launched

Aug. 21, 2015—A new and improved Vanderbilt homepage and top-level pages launched the evening of Aug. 20, with a focus on the four pillars of the university's Academic Strategic Plan while also showcasing the institution’s dynamic academic, research and campus life offerings.

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Mayoral candidate debate set for Aug. 24 in Vanderbilt’s Ingram Hall

Jun. 29, 2015—Vanderbilt University, the League of Women Voters and NewsChannel 5 will team up to offer an hourlong debate among Nashville's mayoral candidates on Monday, Aug. 24. In addition, Vanderbilt will host a Meet the Candidates picnic on campus July 16.

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