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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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Rokas to lead budding cross-disciplinary collaboration on evolutionary studies

Aug. 14, 2019—The Vanderbilt Evolutionary Studies Initiative seeks to position the university as a global leader in evolutionary studies by engaging a large group of scholars who share this research interest.

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Evans, Geer host community update on chancellor search

Jun. 7, 2019—The anticipated timeline for the search for Vanderbilt’s next chancellor and the search firm that will support the process were discussed at a town hall-style gathering for the Vanderbilt community on June 5.

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Tennessee stands at a political crossroads: Vanderbilt Poll

Jun. 6, 2019—Despite opportunities for broad consensus, Tennessee’s long history of pragmatic politics could be affected by rising polarization along party lines, according to the most recent statewide Vanderbilt University Poll.

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Vanderbilt community invited to Chancellor Search community update on June 5

May. 30, 2019—Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans and John Geer, dean of the College of Arts and Science and chair of the Chancellor Search Advisory Committee, will host a Vanderbilt community update on Wednesday, June 5, in Featheringill Hall to gather input and share information about the priorities and process guiding the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader.

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Weigh in on priorities for chancellor search, qualities of VU’s next leader

May. 24, 2019—Through a feedback form, students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents and members of the broader community can provide their thoughts on what qualities the next chancellor should hold and the priorities that should be considered during the search process.

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Chancellor Search Advisory Committee appointed; Geer to lead

May. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt University Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans has appointed a Chancellor Search Advisory Committee to assist in the search for the university’s ninth chancellor.

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Six new endowed chairs from Medicine, A&S, Owen and Law School honored

May. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt’s six newest endowed chairs were honored by colleagues, university leaders, family members and donors at a ceremony on April 30 in the Student Life Center.

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Landers receives 2019 Alumni Education Award

Apr. 30, 2019—Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, is the recipient of the 2019 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.

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Vanderbilt Poll: Nashville residents uneasy about growth

Apr. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt's 2019 poll of Nashville residents indicates a growing number think the city is no longer “on the right track,” and that the city is growing too quickly. Mayor David Briley receives high marks, however, with a 66 percent approval rating.

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Thrower named Carnegie Fellow to support research on separation of powers

Apr. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt political scientist Sharece Thrower was named an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and awarded $200,000 to support her research.

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