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Vanderbilt appoints George C. Hill as chief diversity officer and vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Nov. 19, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has named a pre-eminent biomedical researcher and diversity advocate to serve as Vanderbilt University’s first chief diversity officer and vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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Message from Provost Susan Wente to the Vanderbilt community

Nov. 16, 2015—Provost Susan Wente issued a statement Nov. 16 affirming the university’s commitment to diversity and inclusion and providing resources for Vanderbilt community members in the event they feel these values have been breached.

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Vanderbilt joins group to advance equity for women and girls of color

Nov. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt University is part of a multi-institutional effort to increase research and learning opportunities for women of color.

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Schools of Nursing, Medicine create new LGBT health course

Nov. 12, 2015—The needs and nuances of providing health care to members of the LGBT community is the focus of a new course jointly offered by the Vanderbilt Schools of Nursing and Medicine.

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Diversity essential to Vanderbilt’s future, chancellor says

Oct. 28, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told a group of community and business leaders that diversity and inclusion are essential to Vanderbilt continuing as a leading academic institution.

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Vanderbilt announces Perry Wallace engineering scholarship to honor first black SEC basketball player

Oct. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Perry E. Wallace Jr. Scholarship to honor and recognize the achievements of Wallace, who became the first African American to play varsity sports in the Southeastern Conference at a time of lethal racial division across the region.

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Black student experience celebrated at Reunion and Homecoming at Vanderbilt

Oct. 21, 2015—A campus space designed to celebrate the history and contributions of black students at Vanderbilt opens, historically black sorority Delta Sigma Theta celebrates 40 years on campus, and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center launches its AmbassaDores program on Friday, Oct. 23, during the university’s Reunion and Homecoming.

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Study to examine how female engineering faculty persist despite barriers

Oct. 13, 2015—A new study will examine how and why women persist in faculty engineering positions despite barriers to success in the context of race, class and gender.

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Peabody offers panel on symbolism, history and diversity Sept. 21

Sep. 16, 2015—A faculty panel will engage dialogue on Confederate symbolism and free speech.

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Holley-Bockelmann named director of Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program

Sep. 14, 2015—Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, associate professor of physics and astronomy, has been named director of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, College of Arts and Science Dean Lauren Benton announced.

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Tennessee consortium aims to increase diversity in higher education

Sep. 4, 2015—Vanderbilt University is leading an effort with 10 other post-secondary institutions to increase the diversity of faculty, staff and executives in higher education in Tennessee.

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Chancellor calls diversity and inclusion most important issue

Aug. 27, 2015—Diversity and inclusion will be the most important issues for Vanderbilt in the coming years, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said during Fall Faculty Assembly.

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