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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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Open Mind: Innovative solutions for uncommon times

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente offers thanks in a video message to the Vanderbilt community, and discusses how students, faculty and staff are harnessing creative and innovative solutions to continue their work and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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For the Vanderbilt community: University moves to alternative education for remainder of semester

Mar. 11, 2020—On March 11, the university received notice from Vanderbilt University Medical Center that a VUMC health care worker has tested positive for COVID-19. Out of an abundance of caution and based on public health recommendations and best practices, the university will move fully to online and alternative learning for the remainder of the semester, and all undergraduate residential students should make plans to move out by Sunday, March 15.

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Message from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente: Important information about the university’s response to COVID-19

Mar. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making decisions in consultation with VUMC, federal, state and local public health experts as well as with campus constituents to limit any potential impact of COVID-19 on campus. Decision-making and actions reflect current best practices and are designed to ensure the well-being of all members of the Vanderbilt community.

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Further guidance on events, gatherings and administrative meetings

Mar. 10, 2020—All university-sponsored, non-Athletics events and gatherings are suspended through April 30.

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Message from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente: Classes suspended and new guidelines

Mar. 9, 2020—Based on a desire to protect the health and safety of the Vanderbilt community from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente is cancelling all university classes for the remainder of the week of March 9. In addition, beginning Monday, March 16, and through at least March 30, the university is suspending all in-person classes and is moving to online and other alternative learning options.

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CANCELED: Chancellor’s Lecture with Anderson Cooper moved to March 29

Feb. 27, 2020—Anderson Cooper, a prominent journalist, CNN anchor and best-selling author who often reports from around the world, will be at Vanderbilt University for a Chancellor’s Lecture on Sunday, March 29. Cooper had to reschedule his appearance from March 15 due to unforeseen circumstances.

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Faculty named to Global Voices Fellowship for fall 2020

Feb. 21, 2020—Erin Calipari, Kelly Haws and Marybeth Shinn have been selected as Global Voices Fellows for the fall 2020 semester.

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Faculty Senate to host community conversation Feb. 20 to follow up Bolton, Rice CLS event

Feb. 12, 2020—The Faculty Senate will host a community conversation for faculty, staff and students from noon to 1 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 20, to discuss themes from the Chancellor’s Lecture Series event with John Bolton and Susan Rice taking place the prior evening. The community conversation will be held in Sarratt Student Center, Room 327.

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Open Mind: Many voices make our One Vanderbilt stronger

Feb. 10, 2020—Feedback in the form of surveys, town halls, listening sessions and frank conversations makes our university stronger and elevates the voices of all members of the Vanderbilt community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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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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Faculty, staff can share opinions in pair of job satisfaction surveys

Feb. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt University faculty are encouraged to share their views on job satisfaction through an online survey being administered by COACHE starting the week of Feb. 10.

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