Former Vice President Al Gore kicks off Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, followed by case study on PEPFAR with 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Jan. 15, 2021—The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuted an exclusive conversation series featuring a tone-setting discussion on the redemptive power of reason and evidence in American politics with former vice president Al Gore and presidential historian Jon Meacham, followed by a dialogue between Meacham and Condoleezza Rice, the 66th Secretary of State, on the project’s first case study.
Jan. 15, 2021—Vanderbilt experts from academic, medical and operational areas of campus came together during a Jan. 13 virtual town hall to discuss and answer questions about the Spring Return to Campus Plan with undergraduate students and their families.
Jan. 14, 2021—A series of virtual events for the Vanderbilt community will celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday, Jan. 18. Beginning this year, MLK Day is a paid staff holiday, aligning with VU’s efforts to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion.
Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuts with conversation series featuring Gore, Rice, Meacham
Jan. 12, 2021—Former Vice President Al Gore and the 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice each will provide timely conversations with Vanderbilt’s Jon Meacham, Pulitzer Prize-winning presidential historian and biographer, on Thursday, Jan. 14, to support the debut of the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy.
Jan. 12, 2021—After months of exploring how higher education could play a meaningful and active role in bridging longstanding partisan fissures, Vanderbilt University today launched the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, which aims to strengthen the nation’s democratic institutions by advancing evidence-based research in the national discourse on unity.
Jan. 11, 2021—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente will share important details about the spring semester during a virtual town hall on Wednesday, Jan. 13, beginning at 11 a.m. CT. All undergraduate students and their families are invited to participate.
Dec. 18, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflects on the uniquely challenging and successful fall semester, and looks ahead to the promise of the new year in this message to Vanderbilt staff.
Dec. 18, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflects on reaching the end of a historic semester at Vanderbilt as well as a year of unprecedented challenges around the world, and conveys his sense of pride and gratitude in serving as the university’s chancellor, in a message to the VU community.
Dec. 18, 2020—Members of the Vanderbilt community joined Grammy-winning musician Jason Isbell and his band, The 400 Unit, and other entertainers for a “show of gratitude” hosted by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier to honor the hard work and dedication shown by staff, faculty and students during this unparalleled year.
Dec. 16, 2020—One of the world’s foremost experts on coronaviruses, Dr. Mark R. Denison, shared his research and insights into COVID-19 during a webinar on Dec. 14. A video of the webinar is now available for viewing.
Godchaux family’s transformational legacy continues with $6.6 million in gifts to Vanderbilt School of Nursing
Dec. 15, 2020—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received gifts this year totaling $6.6 million from the estates of Agnes G. Kirkpatrick Godchaux and Frank Godchaux III, BS’49, and Charles Godchaux, BA’52. These are among the largest scholarship gifts that the nursing school has ever received.
André Christie-Mizell named vice provost for graduate education and dean of Vanderbilt’s Graduate School
Dec. 9, 2020—Esteemed sociologist and child and adolescent psychologist C. André Christie-Mizell has been named vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University, effective Jan. 1, 2021, pending Board of Trust approval.