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Staff listening sessions on racial justice continue next week

Jun. 5, 2020—The university has scheduled additional listening sessions for staff next week to provide a space for discussion about how Vanderbilt can meaningfully respond and take tangible next steps for action in the wake of George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests for racial justice in a number of cities.

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Statement from William H. Robinson regarding violence against Black people

Jun. 5, 2020—The death of George Floyd has served as a “clarion call”—an unmissable sign that indicates an urgent need for action—and it's up to each of us to hear the call and channel our knowledge, experience and compassion for others accordingly, writes William H. Robinson, vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence.

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Discussions for faculty on racial injustice, inclusion scheduled for June 5 and 9

Jun. 3, 2020—Discussions open to all faculty on the issues of racial injustice in America, and on the challenges and inequities that emerge at the intersection of identity and crisis, are scheduled for Friday, June 5, and Tuesday, June 9.

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Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 3, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence.

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Office of LGBTQI Life to offer P.R.I.D.E. training June 11 via Zoom

Jun. 1, 2020—The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life will offer its Pursuing Respect, Inclusion, Diversity and Equity training program on Thursday, June 11, via Zoom. The program is open to all Vanderbilt staff, students, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.

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Office of LGBTQI Life recognizes annual award winners

May. 20, 2020—The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life has announced the recipients of its annual LGBTQI Life awards, including the Allyship in Action, Advocate of the Year, Intersectional Advocate of the Year, and Spotlight awards.

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Identity centers offer adjusted resources and support for VU community in response to COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2020—The Provost's Office for Inclusive Excellence, through its identity centers, has continued to promote academic success, cultural and professional education, and inclusivity and belonging for the Vanderbilt community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Virtual screening of documentary ‘The Vote’ in commemoration of suffrage centennial set for April 16

Apr. 13, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center will screen a segment of The Vote, a yet-to-be-released documentary from PBS’s American Experience series on American women’s fight for women’s suffrage in the United States. The documentary screening will be held on April 16 at 3 p.m. via Zoom, and will be followed by a brief discussion, also on Zoom.

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Women’s Center announces 2020 award recipients

Apr. 9, 2020—A pathbreaking veteran, a scientist who urges students to chart their own course, an art historian who advocates for fellow faculty members, and a nurse who has advanced women’s health on campus are among the recipients of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center’s annual awards.

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Message from the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Mar. 30, 2020—Vanderbilt continues to be committed to fostering a safe and welcoming community that is inclusive and respectful of differences. As a university, Vanderbilt condemns expressions of hate, bias and discrimination in all forms.

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CANCELED: Get involved with Disability Awareness Week programming and events March 9–13

Mar. 9, 2020—From March 9 to 13, Vanderbilt will recognize Disability Awareness Week with a series of interactive programs and events on intersecting topics related to disability. All programs and events are free and open to Vanderbilt students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars.

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Black History Month celebrated at Vanderbilt

Mar. 2, 2020—Vanderbilt’s 2020 celebration of Black History Month included lectures, off-campus trips, community events and more to celebrate and reflect on the history, impact and contributions of African Americans throughout the country’s history and at the university.

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