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Apply to be a First Friend to an international student; deadline is Sept. 8

Aug. 30, 2017—Each fall Vanderbilt welcomes students from around the world to our campus and community. To help these students feel welcome and to ease the transition to American culture, International Student and Scholar Services offers the First Friends program.

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Robert Churchwell Sr. centennial celebration set for Sept. 9

Aug. 29, 2017—A celebration marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Robert Churchwell Sr. is planned for Saturday, Sept. 9, at the John Seigenthaler Center.

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Students and faculty experience what life is like when you’re poor

Aug. 25, 2017—Health care providers, community leaders, and faculty and students from the School of Nursing and other area universities explored the challenges of poverty during a recent simulation pilot project.

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Unconscious Bias educational workshops: Register for ‘Inclusive Excellence 101’ and ‘201’

Aug. 23, 2017—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents “Inclusive Excellence 101: Unconscious Bias – A New Look at an Old Dynamic.” The first workshop for fall 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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Provost releases annual diversity, equity and inclusion report

Aug. 21, 2017—The Office of the Provost has released its second annual report focused on equity, diversity and inclusivity efforts at Vanderbilt University.

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A message from the President and CEO about Charlottesville

Aug. 15, 2017—Dear Colleagues, The horrific acts that took place over the weekend during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, are another tragic reminder of how much work continues to lie ahead for our nation regarding matters of race, religion and sexual orientation. The bigotry and hatred that fueled these events—promulgated by skinheads and white supremacists—has no place in...

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Melissa Thomas-Hunt named vice provost for inclusive excellence

Aug. 14, 2017—In this role, Thomas-Hunt will help advance equity, diversity and inclusion in the trans-institutional research and educational missions of the university, building on the numerous efforts currently underway in the provost’s office and across academic affairs to create a welcoming environment for students, faculty and academic staff.

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School of Medicine programs enhancing diversity of applicants

Jul. 27, 2017—For students, summer is typically associated with freedom from schoolwork. But for a handful of future medical school applicants, summertime means hitting the books, conducting research and participating in rounds.

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Facilities celebrates inaugural Field Day

Jul. 24, 2017—The Vanderbilt University Facilities Department held its inaugural Field Day July 21 at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center.

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VU’s Osher Lifelong Learning launches partnership with Fisk

Jul. 14, 2017—For the first time, the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt is offering a series of classes taught by Fisk University faculty on the Fisk campus.

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Smallwood joins Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative

Jul. 11, 2017—Teresa Smallwood, a public theologian and attorney with a strong commitment to scholarship and activism, is the new associate director of the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative.

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Thousands gather for Nashville Pride Equality Walk

Jul. 1, 2017—Vanderbilt University colleagues and friends gathered among thousands June 24 to celebrate at the Nashville Pride Equality Walk.

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