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EDI office launches new webpage on unconscious bias

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt's Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has launched a new webpage and series of workshops to support a campuswide initiative to combat unconscious bias.

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Sealy named to VUSM diversity leadership role

Jan. 26, 2017—Linda Sealy, Ph.D., has been named associate dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion for Basic Sciences at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Author Ibram X. Kendi to discuss racism at Vanderbilt forum

Jan. 26, 2017—The author of the 2016 National Book Award for Nonfiction will speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 1.

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Training around issues of diversity and inclusion offered to Vanderbilt community

Jan. 20, 2017—The university’s Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence is offering a series of training sessions around issues of diversity and inclusion for members of the Vanderbilt community during the spring semester.

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‘The Banjo’ musical conversation features Dubois and Flemons

Jan. 16, 2017—"The Banjo: A Conversation with Laurent Dubois and Dom Flemons" will include a musical performance by Flemons, a Grammy-winning musician, Jan. 26 in Alumni Hall.

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Chancellor named as ‘person of 2016’ by Tennessee Tribune

Jan. 12, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was named as a "person of the year" for 2016 by the Tennessee Tribune, Nashville's African American newspaper.

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Faculty Senate passes resolution affirming faculty guiding principles

Dec. 14, 2016—The Faculty Senate passed a resolution affirming the guiding principles of the faculty at its Dec. 8 meeting.

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Vanderbilt earns top rankings, including a No. 1, for successful minority recruitment in master’s and Ph.D. programs

Dec. 12, 2016—"Diverse: Issues In Higher Education" has ranked Vanderbilt University No. 1 in the country for the number of doctoral degrees awarded to African Americans in the biological and biomedical sciences.

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Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion reflects back and looks ahead

Dec. 9, 2016—Vice Chancellor George C. Hill has completed one year as the university's first chief diversity officer. The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion takes a look back—and ahead—at its campus aspirations.

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Message from the Provost and the Chief Diversity Officer on post-election concerns

Dec. 6, 2016—"We stand with all members of the Vanderbilt community, of all backgrounds, including those who feel particularly at risk given the recent election," write Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion George C. Hill in a message to the Vanderbilt community.

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Forum explores  diversity, inclusion strategies

Dec. 1, 2016—André Churchwell, M.D., Chief Diversity Officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC), and Traci Nordberg, J.D., Chief Human Resources Officer, hosted a Diversity & Inclusion welcome event on Nov. 18 in which Churchwell discussed his vision for the Office for Diversity Affairs and the strategic planning necessary to make diversity and inclusion intentional throughout the Medical Center.

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Christiansen named to second leadership term at College Board

Nov. 21, 2016—Douglas L. Christiansen, Vanderbilt University’s chief enrollment strategist, has been elected to a second term as chair of the board of trustees for the College Board.

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