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Nashville residents rally to city leaders amid pandemic, but worry about economy – Vanderbilt Poll

May. 21, 2020—Nashvillians gave very high marks to the city’s institutions and elected officials for their response to the COVID-19 crisis, but residents’ economic anxiety levels are high as the city faces hard times and tough financial decisions, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville.

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Two Arts and Science professors named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows

Apr. 30, 2020—Two College of Arts and Science professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists to be awarded 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.

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Tracy Sharpley-Whiting wins SEC Faculty Achievement Award

Apr. 17, 2020—Tracy Sharpley-Whiting, a renowned scholar on race, gender and culture and chair of African American and Diaspora Studies, has won a Southeastern Conference Faculty Achievement Award.

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College of Arts and Science converts thriving academic programs to departments

Apr. 13, 2020—The College of Arts and Science will convert four programs and one center into full departments, following approval from the Board of Trust.

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Three Vanderbilt STEM students named Goldwater Scholars for 2020

Apr. 2, 2020—Sophomores Ashwin Kumar and Abinaya Ramakrishnan and junior Amelia Taylor have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for their exceptional promise of being the next generation of research leaders.

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Vanderbilt’s Next Chancellor: Daniel Diermeier becomes the university’s ninth chancellor

Feb. 17, 2020—Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor, Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans announced on Dec. 4.

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Vanderbilt’s Next Chancellor: Daniel Diermeier becomes the university’s ninth chancellor

Feb. 17, 2020—Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, has been elected Vanderbilt University’s ninth chancellor, Board of Trust Chairman Bruce Evans announced on Dec. 4.

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Vanderbilt Poll finds Tennesseans broadly united on key issues, economic insecurity top of mind for many

Dec. 17, 2019—The 2019 Vanderbilt Poll shows that Tennesseans agree on many tough issues, while a new set of questions reveals insights into the financial and health care worries of Tennessee voters.

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New residential college named for Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos

Nov. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt University is recognizing Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos’ visionary leadership and legacy by naming one of its newest residential colleges in his honor. The Nicholas S. Zeppos College is slated to open in 2020.

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VU faculty receive $1.9M to study LGBT social networks, health issues among older adults

Oct. 4, 2019—The National Institute on Aging has awarded a five-year, $1.9 million grant to Vanderbilt faculty members Tara McKay, Kitt Carpenter, Lauren Gaydosh and Gilbert Gonzales to study the health effects of social and support networks on sexual and gender minorities 50 to 70 years old in the South.

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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee shares community feedback findings

Sep. 18, 2019—The Vanderbilt community broadly endorses the direction the university has taken in the last decade and wants the next chancellor to continue that momentum, according to an analysis of responses to an online survey and other feedback efforts in the search for Vanderbilt's next chancellor.

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Former Gov. Bill Haslam joins Vanderbilt faculty

Sep. 4, 2019—Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam has joined Vanderbilt’s faculty as a distinguished visiting professor of political science this fall. Haslam will bring a practitioner's perspective to a popular undergraduate course on political leadership co-taught by Vanderbilt professors John Geer and Jon Meacham.

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