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Free electric scooter safety class set for July 20

Jul. 10, 2019—The event hosted by Vanderbilt University Public Safety will provide an overview of the electric scooter program in Nashville and on the VU campus, information on how to safely and responsibly ride and park scooters, and how to report accidents and issues. The vendor Spin will provide unlocked scooters and helmets for the July 20 class.

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Vanderbilt named a top employer for women for second year in a row

Jul. 2, 2019—"Forbes" has named Vanderbilt University one of the best employers for women in the United States for the second consecutive year. The rankings are based on an independent national survey of more than 60,000 employees who work in organizations that employ at least 1,000 workers.

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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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Vanderbilt announces plan to demolish towers on West End Avenue

Jun. 24, 2019—Vanderbilt University will bring down one of its tallest campus buildings when it conducts a controlled implosion of the Carmichael West Tower 3 residence hall on Saturday, July 27.

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Vanderbilt, Nashville Fire Department team up for unique training opportunity at university’s Carmichael Towers

Jun. 17, 2019—More than 800 Nashville firefighters from across Davidson County will participate in a unique training opportunity on the Vanderbilt campus June 18-29, when they conduct high-rise fire response drills in the university’s Carmichael West Tower 4 residence hall, slated for demolition later this summer.

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Churchwell named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief university diversity officer

Jun. 14, 2019—André L. Churchwell, chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for diversity affairs in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University.

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Watch: Commodore Nation sends Vandy Boys off to Omaha

Jun. 13, 2019—Commodore fans gathered outside Hawkins Field on Wednesday to cheer on the Vanderbilt baseball team as they headed to the College World Series in Omaha, Nebraska. No. 2 national seed Vanderbilt begins its title hunt against No. 7 national seed Louisville at 1 p.m. on Sunday.

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Five interdisciplinary programs awarded TIPs funding for 2019

Jun. 12, 2019—Five interdisciplinary projects awarded TIPs funding for 2019; a sixth (additional) year call for proposals and funding announced by the provost.

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School of Nursing dedicates atrium to former dean Colleen Conway-Welch

Jun. 11, 2019—The School of Nursing has named the atrium in its new $23.6 million building after former dean Colleen Conway-Welch. Conway-Welch, an internationally recognized nurse leader, served as dean for 29 years and is credited with transforming nursing education at Vanderbilt and across the country.

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Evans, Geer host community update on chancellor search

Jun. 7, 2019—The anticipated timeline for the search for Vanderbilt’s next chancellor and the search firm that will support the process were discussed at a town hall-style gathering for the Vanderbilt community on June 5.

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Watch: 2019 Employee Appreciation Picnic highlights

May. 29, 2019—Thousands of Vanderbilt University employees attended the annual Employee Appreciation Picnic: At the County Fair. Faculty and staff members enjoyed free food and activities designed to express thanks for the integral role they play in the university’s purpose and mission.

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Gail and David Williams honored with Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award

May. 29, 2019—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has honored Gail and David Williams with the Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award. The award, which honors the memory of civil rights trailblazer and civic leader Francis S. Guess, recognizes those who spur innovation leading to equality.

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