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Vanderbilt to partner with National Museum of African American Music

Jun. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University has announced a long-term partnership with the National Museum of African American Music and a foundational gift to enrich the museum’s educational and research opportunities.

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Alumnus expands his chronicle of Freedom Riders with new portraits

Feb. 6, 2019—Lessons from the 1961 Freedom Rides and their relevance to today’s racial justice protests were discussed by alumnus and author Eric Etheridge and rider Rip Patten during a recent campus visit.

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Labels like ‘Asian fail’ and ‘Black genius’ are no joke for STEM students of color: report

Jan. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt professor Ebony O. McGee studied the collegiate experiences and academic and career decisions of 61 Black, Latinx and Asian advanced undergraduate STEM college students.

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Islamophobia and partisanship tackled in Peabody diversity lecture series

Dec. 6, 2018—Pressing social issues of the day will be the focus of upcoming installments of the Dean’s Diversity Lecture Series at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development.

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Report: Racial isolation affects TN Black teachers’ turnover rates

Nov. 29, 2018—A Vanderbilt study finds that teachers of color are more likely to transfer schools than White teachers, especially when they are racially isolated.

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Vanderbilt welcomes its most global, talented first-year class

Nov. 14, 2018—Vanderbilt's Class of 2022 has several notable distinctions, including being the most selective in the university's history with a 9.6 percent acceptance rate of all students.

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InclusAbility campaign to bring awareness, more inclusive lens to disability identities

Sep. 28, 2018—Ensuring that all students, faculty and staff with disabilities, both visible and invisible, are provided with equal opportunities to fully avail themselves of all that Vanderbilt has to offer is the aim of a new campaign. The effort kicks off with a celebration Oct. 4.

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H. Richard Milner IV selected to deliver 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research

Sep. 21, 2018—H. Richard Milner IV, Cornelius Vanderbilt Professor of Teaching and Learning, has been tapped by the American Educational Research Association to deliver the 2018 Brown Lecture in Education Research.

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Making peace

Apr. 2, 2018—Through efforts like the Nashville Longitudinal Study of Youth Safety and Wellbeing and new school discipline practices built around conflict resolution and restorative justice, Nashville's public schools, community organizations, and scholars at Peabody College are working collaboratively to reduce school suspensions and create safe and supportive learning environments.

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YES portal to include optional pronoun selection

Mar. 12, 2018—Beginning today, a new module will provide all students the option to specify their chosen pronouns through Your Enrollment Services, the university's online student services and academic information portal.

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Olympic-size goals drive Paralympian and Peabody professor

Mar. 8, 2018—Courage and determination runs through the veins of two-time Paralympian and Vanderbilt professor Anjali Forber-Pratt. She lives by the motto “dream, drive, do.” Now she’s using her drive to succeed in research, advocacy and mentoring dedicated to disability rights. Forber-Pratt, assistant professor of human and organizational development at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development, earned two...

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Vanderbilt students help preserve Jefferson Street’s musical history

Feb. 19, 2018—With support from the National Science Foundation, Vanderbilt University students and faculty are helping preserve an important part of Nashville’s black musical history, the Jefferson Street corridor.

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