Jul. 1, 2016—Sandra Barnes, a Vanderbilt sociologist whose work examines resilience and community in urban settings, has been named assistant vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.
Jun. 30, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced that the university will raise its starting wage to $12.50 an hour and will increase its PTO plan for qualified employees, including adding the day after Thanksgiving and more than a weeklong winter break as holidays.
Rising Star: Jedidah Isler is forging new paths in astrophysics—and diversity among aspiring scientists
Jun. 22, 2016—As a little girl growing up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, Jedidah Isler was obsessed with the sky. “I really just thought it was beautiful,” she says, “and I remember feeling a sense of calm whenever I looked up.” Today that same sense of calm and wonderment continues to help fuel Isler’s research on blazars, supermassive black...
Jun. 16, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos told civic leaders this week that the missions of Vanderbilt University – discovery, excellence and diversity — mirror those of Nashville, and the two institutions are each made stronger by that relationship.
Jun. 16, 2016—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a postdoctoral fellowship to Assistant Professor of English Marzia Milazzo for her research on colorblindness as a global attempt to obscure the reality of racial inequality.
Jun. 13, 2016—Read Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion George C. Hill's statement on Sunday's mass shooting event in Orlando.
Jun. 13, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos convened the Visiting Advisory Board for Diversity and Equity on campus Friday. The group is charged with advising the chancellor-appointed Diversity, Inclusion and Community Committee as it continues its work to create concrete recommendations for making Vanderbilt a more diverse and inclusive institution.
May. 19, 2016—The Fisk-Vanderbilt Master's-to-Ph.D. Bridge Program, which supports minority STEM graduate students, is the subject of a feature story in the Chronicle of Higher Education.
May. 9, 2016—George C. Hill, Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, was awarded an honorary doctor of science by Cooper Medical School of Rowan University in Camden, New Jersey, May 9.
Apr. 18, 2016—Antonio Villaseñor-Marchal, a first-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Anthropology, has won this year’s Native American Graduate Archaeology Scholarship from the Society of American Archaeology.
Apr. 11, 2016—Hundreds of Vanderbilt students gathered on Alumni Lawn April 9 for the university’s annual commemoration of Holi, the Hindu color festival, which celebrates the arrival of spring.
Apr. 7, 2016—The number of black students applying to medical schools across the country is decreasing. Of particular concern is the reduced number of black males going into medicine. Vanderbilt University School of Medicine wants to change that trend.