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New Aspirations: Vanderbilt welcomes Daniel Diermeier as the university’s ninth chancellor

Jul. 1, 2020—In a wide-ranging interview, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier discusses growing up as a first-generation student in a divided Germany, taking the helm during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the collaborative culture that has fueled Vanderbilt’s success.

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Our plan for the fall semester

Jun. 16, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente detail the university’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year in a message to the Vanderbilt community.

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Diermeier discusses confronting challenges, embracing opportunity in virtual gatherings with Vanderbilt community

Jun. 10, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflected on the extraordinary challenges presented by COVID-19 as well as racial injustice in our society—and discussed the university’s role in confronting these challenges—during a series of virtual gatherings with the Vanderbilt community.

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Diermeier shares message of optimism, announces upcoming virtual gatherings with Vanderbilt community

May. 29, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier shared a message this week with the Vanderbilt community and announced a series of virtual gatherings throughout the month of June for students and their families, staff, faculty and alumni.

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VUPS creates Public Health Ambassa’Dores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community

May. 28, 2020—In an effort to guide the university community in practicing healthy behaviors during COVID-19, Vanderbilt has launched the Public Health Ambassadors program to address questions regarding campus health and safety measures. The program began on Monday, May 18, during Vanderbilt Phase 1 of the Return to Campus Plan.

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Churchwell to lead Vanderbilt’s diversity, inclusivity initiatives in permanent role

May. 27, 2020—André L. Churchwell has been named vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University after serving in the interim role since June 2019.

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Candice Storey Lee to lead Commodores, makes history at Vanderbilt University

May. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University has announced that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time Vanderbilt University graduate, has been named vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director at Vanderbilt after serving in the role on an interim basis since February.

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Wente, Kopstain discuss Return to Campus Plan at virtual town hall

May. 15, 2020—More than 2,700 members of the university community attended a virtual town hall to learn more about Vanderbilt’s four-phased Return to Campus Plan.

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New webpage shares stories of myriad ways Vanderbilt community is helping address COVID-19

May. 13, 2020—The university has launched Vanderbilt Responds to COVID-19, a webpage designed to share how the VU community is providing support, expertise and care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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A message to Vanderbilt University’s Class of 2020 from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente

May. 8, 2020—In a video message to the Class of 2020, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente congratulates graduates on their many achievements, commends their perseverance during this challenging time, and confers upon them their Vanderbilt degrees.

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Vanderbilt receives $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation to further treatments for brain disorders

May. 5, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received $20 million from The William K. Warren Foundation, located in Tulsa, Oklahoma, to establish the Warren Center for Neuroscience Drug Discovery to support pharmaceutical breakthroughs.

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New COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund engages community in Vanderbilt’s fight against coronavirus

Apr. 29, 2020—Vanderbilt University has established a new COVID-19 Research and Innovation Fund. The fund enables donations to support research and innovation projects to fight COVID-19.

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