Oct. 23, 2020—Nine staff members and 10 teams received Anchor Down, Step Up Excellence Awards from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier for their exceptional efforts during the university's response to COVID-19.
Oct. 23, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced that Vanderbilt University will grant two administrative closure days at the beginning of the 2020 winter break—Dec. 22 and Dec. 23. Paid time off for staff will begin on Dec. 22, instead of Dec. 24 as originally scheduled.
Oct. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University hosted a virtual celebration on Oct. 21, recognizing the Reunion classes of 2020 with a special toast. The event served as a prelude to an on-campus celebration Vanderbilt will host next fall for all alumni whose Reunion year falls in 2020 or 2021.
Oct. 23, 2020—Starting in 2021, Vanderbilt University will recognize Martin Luther King Jr. Day as a paid staff holiday. The move aligns with efforts to strengthen equity, diversity and inclusion on campus.
Oct. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University has released its 2019-20 Report for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion highlighting an array of goals and initiatives currently advancing these core university values and offering a roadmap for the future.
Oct. 9, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier discussed his research and scholarship on management, political science, public policy and more during two recent virtual webinars with Owen Graduate School of Management and the College of Arts and Science.
Oct. 9, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will deliver his first address to Vanderbilt staff during the inaugural Fall Staff Assembly on Thursday, Oct. 22. The event will be held virtually and is open to all university staff.
Oct. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt University will continue to offer in-person, on-campus classes—governed by current safety protocols—during the 2021 spring semester. Remote study through virtual/alternative platforms also will continue to be offered for those students who have personal circumstances that necessitate remote study.
Vanderbilt will allow limited student attendance for first home game, announces enhanced virtual fan features
Sep. 28, 2020—Senior undergraduate students are being given first priority to attend the Oct. 3 game, followed by juniors, sophomores and first-year students, until the limited number of tickets available has been distributed. Students will be contacted directly via email with details about how to get their tickets.
Sep. 28, 2020—The university has announced the Vanderbilt Strong Faculty Grant Program to help faculty continue to make progress in their teaching, research, scholarship and creative expression efforts during the constraints on activities required by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Michael Eric Dyson, distinguished scholar of race and religion, to join Vanderbilt faculty next year
Sep. 28, 2020—Michael Eric Dyson, a globally renowned scholar of race, religion and contemporary culture, will join Vanderbilt as Centennial Chair and University Distinguished Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies in the College of Arts and Science and University Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Society in the Divinity School on Jan. 1, 2021.
Sep. 23, 2020—Linda D. Norman, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, announced she will step down from the position June 30, 2021.