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Vanderbilt 2016: A look back

Dec. 21, 2016—Read a selection of stories and watch videos about the news, research and social media posts that made an impact at Vanderbilt University in 2016.

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Vanderbilt receives $20 million gift thanks to Facebook founding engineer and his wife

Dec. 16, 2016—Vanderbilt University has received a transformational $20 million gift from a donor-advised fund of alumnus and Board of Trust Vice Chairman-Elect Jeffrey Rothschild and his wife Marieke that will accelerate ongoing development of its residential colleges program, College Halls.

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Vanderbilt joins new alliance to expand access and opportunity to higher education for 50,000 talented students from lower-income families

Dec. 13, 2016—Vanderbilt University joined 30 of the nation’s most respected colleges and universities today in a new initiative to substantially expand the number of talented low- and moderate-income students at America’s top-performing undergraduate institutions with the highest graduation rates.

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Award-winning documentarian Ken Burns to deliver Senior Day address during 2017 VU Commencement

Dec. 12, 2016—Critically acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns, who has produced some of the most-watched documentaries on public television, will address graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day.

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Commodores to play in 2016 Camping World Independence Bowl

Dec. 5, 2016—Vanderbilt has accepted an invitation to face North Carolina State of the Atlantic Coast Conference in the 41st Camping World Independence Bowl on Monday, Dec. 26, in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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A message from Chancellor Zeppos on university policies regarding sanctuary

Nov. 29, 2016—"I am writing to make clear the university’s policies and respond to the many who have written to me concerning whether our campus is a 'sanctuary,'" writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in a message to the Vanderbilt community Nov. 28.

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David Price makes $2.5M capstone gift for $12M Vanderbilt baseball facilities project

Nov. 18, 2016—The former Vanderbilt athlete and current Red Sox pitcher will give $2.5 million to support the construction of a new baseball facility.

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Reminder: TIPs pre-proposals due Nov. 28; University Courses proposals due Dec. 12

Nov. 15, 2016—Pre-proposals for the 2017-18 round of Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) are due Monday, Nov. 28, and proposals for University Courses are due Monday, Dec. 12.

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25 new endowed faculty chairs will support Academic Strategic Plan

Nov. 2, 2016—Twenty-five new endowed chairs named in honor of Vanderbilt University’s founder will expand the faculty in support of the university's long-range vision to advance teaching and research.

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Zeppos invites Vanderbilt community to join transportation working groups

Oct. 31, 2016—A series of working groups comprising students, faculty and staff is launching at the Wond’ry, the university’s new innovation center, to generate recommendations about the future of transportation on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Building stronger, more diverse pipeline of future faculty is aim of new postdoctoral program

Oct. 24, 2016—An ambitious postdoctoral training initiative designed to prepare recently graduated doctorates for competitive academic careers will launch later this year, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced Oct. 24.

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Chancellor’s Town Hall discussing campus, Nashville transportation set for Oct. 28

Oct. 19, 2016—The future of transportation on the Vanderbilt campus and in the larger Nashville community will be the focus of a town hall discussion hosted by Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Oct. 28.

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