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Supreme Court—and confirmation process—increasingly polarized, panel says

Apr. 3, 2017—As if the political partisanship in Washington weren’t evident enough, the divisiveness has spilled over to filling vacancies on the U.S. Supreme Court. But the process wasn’t always so contentious, said the speakers at the latest Chancellor’s Lecture Series event.

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren tells law students to ‘use your voices’

Mar. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt law students were visited March 31 by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who urged them to fight for the uplifting of the middle class.

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State commends tennessine discoverers

Mar. 29, 2017—On March 27, Tennessee state Sen. Ken Yager presented a resolution commending physicists from Vanderbilt, Oak Ridge National Laboratory and the University of Tennessee-Knoxville for discovering a new element and naming it tennessine.

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Vanderbilt injects $9.5 billion into Tennessee economy, report says

Mar. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center together contributed $9.5 billion to Tennessee’s economy during 2015–16, according to a biennial independent analysis.

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Four Vanderbilt graduate, professional schools score in top 20 in ‘U.S. News’ rankings

Mar. 14, 2017—"U.S. News & World Report" rankings are out for graduate schools and programs. See how Vanderbilt did this year.

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Message from the Chancellor on March 6 Executive Order

Mar. 8, 2017—Read a message to the Vanderbilt community from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos regarding the March 6 Executive Order.

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Vanderbilt launches programming for total solar eclipse

Mar. 6, 2017—The first total solar eclipse to sweep across the United States in 99 years will occur on Aug. 21, with Nashville in its direct path. The Office of the Vice Provost for Learning and Residential Affairs, in partnership with a variety of internal and external partners, including Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, is coordinating a series of student competitions, curricular and co-curricular programs, and special events to celebrate.

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Vanderbilt athletics honors civil rights leaders during Equality Weekend

Feb. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt recently celebrated Equality Weekend, a two-day event that honored 21 of Nashville’s civil rights leaders and marked the 50th anniversary of Vanderbilt breaking the SEC’s color barrier with men’s basketball players Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard. The 21 leaders were honored at the Commodores’ men’s basketball game on Feb. 18 and the women’s game on Feb. 19—both Vanderbilt victories.

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Commons Reading announced for 2017-18

Feb. 23, 2017—"Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South" will serve as the Commons Reading for a second year in 2017-18, with members of the incoming first-year class exploring additional themes of the book and participating in new and expanded programming.

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New DIVE website launched

Feb. 20, 2017—The Office of the Provost has launched a new website and video to promote and share information about Vanderbilt’s Quality Enhancement Plan: Design as an Immersive Vanderbilt Experience, or DIVE.

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Faculty survey working group seeks input on preliminary findings

Feb. 16, 2017—The Faculty Working Group appointed to analyze and assess the results of a faculty survey conducted last spring has prepared a preliminary report on the survey’s topline findings and will seek faculty input at two town hall meetings this spring.

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Vanderbilt University appoints new vice chancellor for communications

Feb. 9, 2017—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced the appointment of Steve Ertel as the university’s vice chancellor for communications.

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