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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion launches new Strengthening the Ties blog

Apr. 26, 2019—Equity, Diversity and Inclusion has launched Strengthening the Ties, a new blog designed to elevate awareness of the myriad diversity-related resources, events, educational opportunities, initiatives and more at Vanderbilt.

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Chancellor announces next round of Vanderbilt trailblazers to be honored with portraits

Apr. 26, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today the second series of portraits honoring five Vanderbilt trailblazers. Zeppos has commissioned paintings of Dorothy Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter, David Williams II, Kate Lupton and Muhammad Yunus.

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Data strategist Jesse Tow joins Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Apr. 8, 2019—James E. Page Jr., Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has appointed Jesse Tow as data strategist for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Survey series will seek feedback from campus community on key issues

Mar. 11, 2019—University administrators and faculty and staff committees are launching a series of surveys to seek feedback from Vanderbilt’s campus community with the goal of informing policy and programming decisions.

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Commodore Award, Diversity Leadership Award given at Service Award Ceremony

Feb. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University honored employees who reached significant service milestones in calendar year 2018 and handed out two of its highest awards for staff during the Service Award Ceremony Wednesday at the Student Life Center.

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Chancellor discusses ‘state of the university,’ impact of staff, with USAC

Feb. 15, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos recently provided updates on topics ranging from strategic land use planning to increasing leadership opportunities for women, during a wide-ranging talk at USAC.

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Angie Thomas, best-selling author of ‘The Hate U Give,’ discusses art as activism

Feb. 15, 2019—Hundreds of Vanderbilt and Nashville community members gathered in Langford Auditorium Wednesday evening for a lecture hosted by Equity, Diversity and Inclusion featuring best-selling author Angie Thomas. Her talk spanned several topics, including art as a medium for activism and the events and experiences that prompted Thomas to write her debut novel, "The Hate U Give."

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‘The Hate U Give’ book discussion set for Jan. 31

Jan. 28, 2019—Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a discussion of Angie Thomas' "The Hate U Give" on Thursday, Jan. 31, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Great Room of E. Bronson Ingram College, ahead of the author's Feb. 13 visit to Vanderbilt. Vice Chancellor of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. and Vanderbilt NAACP President Sydney Banks will co-facilitate Thursday's discussion of the book. 

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VU community celebrates Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy and impact

Jan. 23, 2019—The Vanderbilt community celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a number of events leading up to and on MLK Day on Monday.

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Staff Steering Committee for Women’s Initiatives announced

Jan. 23, 2019—A steering committee comprising staff from across the university will guide the new initiative aimed to study and advance the climate and opportunities for women staff at Vanderbilt.

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Best-selling author Angie Thomas to speak Feb. 13 in Langford Auditorium

Jan. 11, 2019—Tickets for "The Hate U Give" author Angie Thomas’ Feb. 13 lecture in Langford Auditorium are sold out; however, there will be a live stream available in Light Hall, Room 202, for those who were not able to procure a ticket. If seats become available in Langford on the night of the event, admission to the lecture for those without tickets will be available on a first-come basis.

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What’s On My Mind: The bright points of 2018

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on Vanderbilt's work, progress and accomplishments over the past 12 months in his final column of 2018.

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