$100 million ‘Destination Vanderbilt’ initiative launched to recruit top faculty, address essential challenges
Sep. 23, 2020—Vanderbilt University today launched Destination Vanderbilt, a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty. Over the next two to four years, the university will leverage the investment to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields.
Diermeier, Wente laud faculty for ‘staying strong,’ discuss major investments in faculty support, hiring
Sep. 23, 2020—Faculty have been critical to Vanderbilt's success in creating a robust model of on-campus and remote academic activity this semester, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente, who also announce major investments to support faculty professional needs and new faculty hiring.
Sep. 21, 2020—Staff make possible the pursuit of Vanderbilt's mission to provide an empowering education to students, and their commitment and sustained effort have made the start of the academic year a great success, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to university staff.
Sep. 18, 2020—As a result of students' steadfast commitment, Vanderbilt is managing the spread of COVID-19—but continued vigilance is of paramount importance, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a Sept. 18 message to students.
Sep. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, has launched “Vanderbilt, Let’s Vote,” a new initiative aimed at promoting voter engagement and increasing voter registration.
Sep. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt has been recognized as one of the nation’s top universities in "U.S. News & World Report’s" 2021 Best Colleges rankings. Vanderbilt is 14th among national universities, up one spot from last year.
Aug. 31, 2020—Students, faculty and staff are heeding the call to keep one another safe and healthy so Vanderbilt can continue with its vital scholarly mission, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in an Aug. 28 message to the university community.
Aug. 28, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Faculty Senate Chair Catherine McTamaney presented faculty awards for both spring and fall 2020 as part of the virtual faculty assembly held Aug. 27.
Aug. 28, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier expressed gratitude to the entire Vanderbilt community for efforts to return students and faculty to campus safely during the global pandemic, and pledged that Vanderbilt would continue to support faculty and their research, during his inaugural Faculty Assembly address held virtually on Aug. 27.
Aug. 26, 2020—The university has launched an updated web portal to help inform students, faculty, postdoctoral scholars and staff of key equity, diversity and inclusion resources and activities.
Aug. 24, 2020—The Vanderbilt community must come together, with its uniquely collaborative spirit, to support and encourage one another during the struggles—and the triumphs and joys—that this semester is sure to present, writes Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in an Aug. 24 message marking the first day of classes.
Aug. 23, 2020—Incoming first-year, transfer and Next Steps students were welcomed into the Vanderbilt community on Sunday during Founders Walk, an annual event that marks the start of the academic year as well as the students’ time at the university.