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Diermeier shares message of optimism, announces upcoming virtual gatherings with Vanderbilt community

May. 29, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared a message this week with the Vanderbilt community and announced a series of virtual gatherings throughout the month of June for students and their families, staff, faculty and alumni.

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Vanderbilt establishes Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship with $8 million gift

May. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received an $8 million commitment to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor. The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation made the gift to recognize Zeppos’ extraordinary tenure as Vanderbilt chancellor from 2008 through 2019.

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Vanderbilt Board of Trust names four new members

Apr. 22, 2020—The president and CEO of Nasdaq and a respected leader in the health care industry are among the new elected members of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust.

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In Memoriam

Apr. 9, 2020—Vanderbilt has lost three prominent members of the university community in recent weeks: Hans Stoll, the Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Finance, Emeritus; Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus and emeritus trustee; and John Loomis, an alumnus and former member of the Vanderbilt Board of Trust.

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Former Vanderbilt alumni trustee John Loomis has died

Apr. 9, 2020—John R. Loomis, a former alumni trustee on the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, philanthropist and investment adviser, died March 31 from long-term health issues. The Larchmont, New York, resident was 90.

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Alumnus and philanthropist Brownlee O. Currey Jr. has died

Mar. 27, 2020—Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus, emeritus trustee, financial services executive and entrepreneur noted for his philanthropic leadership at Vanderbilt University and in the community, has died. He was 91.

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Board of Trust establishes ad hoc committee to support university’s coronavirus response

Mar. 17, 2020—The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has established the new Ad Hoc Committee on University COVID-19 Response to support the university's actions around COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt University’s Ninth Chancellor

Dec. 4, 2019—Dear Vanderbilt Community, After a comprehensive search informed by our community, I am proud to announce that the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust has named the university’s ninth chancellor: Daniel Diermeier. Daniel is a distinguished and pathbreaking leader, scholar and teacher who currently serves as provost at the University of Chicago and is a member...

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Internationally renowned scholar Daniel Diermeier named Vanderbilt University chancellor

Dec. 4, 2019—Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor. He will begin his term as chancellor on July 1, 2020. Diermeier currently is the provost at the University of Chicago, where he previously served as dean of the Harris School of Public Policy.

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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee shares community feedback findings

Sep. 18, 2019—The Vanderbilt community broadly endorses the direction the university has taken in the last decade and wants the next chancellor to continue that momentum, according to an analysis of responses to an online survey and other feedback efforts in the search for Vanderbilt's next chancellor.

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Community collaboration leads to redesigned Fleming Yard

Sep. 11, 2019—The reimagination of Fleming Yard, an outdoor space located between Sarratt Student Center and Alumni Lawn, was the culmination of collaborative efforts among students, faculty and administrators from the Division of Administration.

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