Jan. 19, 2021—Vanderbilt senior student-athlete Sarah Fuller, the first woman to play and score points on a Division I football team in the Power 5, has been selected to participate in a televised prime-time presidential inauguration event on Wednesday, Jan. 20.
Jan. 19, 2021—Ethiopian American novelist Dinaw Mengestu gave an impassioned personal view of growing up in an immigrant family in the United States during his keynote address for this year’s annual Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative event, hosted in partnership with the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series.
Former Vice President Al Gore kicks off Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, followed by case study on PEPFAR with 66th Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
Jan. 15, 2021—The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy debuted an exclusive conversation series featuring a tone-setting discussion on the redemptive power of reason and evidence in American politics with former vice president Al Gore and presidential historian Jon Meacham, followed by a dialogue between Meacham and Condoleezza Rice, the 66th Secretary of State, on the project’s first case study.
Jan. 12, 2021—After months of exploring how higher education could play a meaningful and active role in bridging longstanding partisan fissures, Vanderbilt University today launched the Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy, which aims to strengthen the nation’s democratic institutions by advancing evidence-based research in the national discourse on unity.
Jan. 11, 2021—Ethiopian American novelist Dinaw Mengestu, known for his powerful and personal depictions of the immigrant experience and perspectives on the American dream, will be the keynote speaker for Vanderbilt University’s 2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorative event on Monday, Jan. 18.
Jan. 7, 2021—Vanderbilt University is currently not eligible to serve as a distribution site for the COVID-19 vaccine because the university is not a health care organization. However, the situation is evolving, and the university remains in close communication with public health agencies and Vanderbilt University Medical Center regarding vaccination efforts, said Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
Jan. 6, 2021—Read Vanderbilt University's statement from Wednesday, Jan. 6, regarding the attacks on the United States Capitol and American democracy.
Dec. 18, 2020—Moderna, remdesivir, AstraZeneca. VUMC’s experts have played an integral role in the development of these marquee COVID-19 therapeutics behind the scenes.
Vanderbilt Poll: Unprecedented partisanship divides Tennesseans on COVID-19 vaccine, election results
Dec. 17, 2020—The deep partisan divide in Tennessee has never been more apparent than on the questions of whether citizens will get the COVID-19 vaccine and curb holiday travel at the height of the global pandemic, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Tennessee. The poll also found a deep chasm between registered voters on the legitimacy of the results of the presidential election.
Godchaux family’s transformational legacy continues with $6.6 million in gifts to Vanderbilt School of Nursing
Dec. 15, 2020—The Vanderbilt University School of Nursing received gifts this year totaling $6.6 million from the estates of Agnes G. Kirkpatrick Godchaux and Frank Godchaux III, BS’49, and Charles Godchaux, BA’52. These are among the largest scholarship gifts that the nursing school has ever received.
Dec. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt has named Clark Lea as the 29th head football coach in program history, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee announced Monday. Lea, a two-time Vanderbilt graduate and former student-athlete, will be introduced officially at a news conference next week.
Dec. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt University has revised its quarantine policy based on CDC guidance released last week. Those determined to be a close contact will now be quarantined for a 10-day period, which has been updated from the previous 14-day quarantine period.