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Vanderbilt Poll-Tennessee: Immigration issue indicative of growing divide between mainstream Republicans, Tea Party

Dec. 4, 2015—The new Vanderbilt Poll finds that Tennessee voters are getting more interested in immigration and strongly support freedom of religion, Muslims included.

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Vanderbilt Poll reveals statewide attitudes toward pressing issues

Dec. 1, 2015—Results of the latest Vanderbilt Poll on Tennessee issues will be released on December 4 in the Student Life Center on the Vanderbilt campus.

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Committee charged with recommending new University Courses designed to advance diversity, equity and inclusion

Nov. 30, 2015—The Office of the Provost has charged a faculty committee with assessing proposals for new University Courses that will address topics tied to diversity, equity and inclusion, race and ethnicity, identity literacy, and/or cultural competency within an interdisciplinary setting.

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Chancellor launches University Courses trans-institutional initiative; proposals due Dec. 14

Nov. 9, 2015—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today launched the University Courses initiative, a key component of Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, to promote new and creative trans-institutional learning at the undergraduate, graduate and professional levels.

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Grad students welcome at Oct. 14 forum discussing graduate education at VU

Oct. 8, 2015—The purpose of the event is to capture feedback on the proposals of the Graduate Education Study Group’s executive summary from current graduate students.

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Next graduate education forum is Oct. 5

Sep. 30, 2015—The third in a series of forums discussing graduate education at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Reminder: Nominations and applications for Graduate School dean due Oct. 1

Sep. 28, 2015—Oct. 1 is the deadline for nominations and application submissions for the next dean of the Graduate School.

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Next graduate education forum set for Sept. 24

Sep. 21, 2015—The second in a series of forums discussing graduate education at Vanderbilt is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Search committee seeks nominees for dean of the Graduate School

Sep. 10, 2015—A committee comprising faculty and graduate students will conduct the search for the next dean of the Graduate School.

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TIPs pre-proposals due Oct. 23; proposal workshops scheduled

Aug. 27, 2015—The Trans-Institutional Programs (TIPs) Council is now accepting proposals for the second round of projects to be funded as part of the university’s $50 million strategic investment in interdisciplinary research under its Academic Strategic Plan.

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Immersion, cross-college teaching strategic initiatives taking shape

Aug. 27, 2015—Vice provosts John Geer and Cynthia Cyrus, who co-chair the faculty committees on Cross-College Teaching and Immersion Vanderbilt, have released two new reports summarizing the activities completed last academic year.

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Chancellor Faculty Fellows nominations open

Aug. 27, 2015—Today, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs Jeff Balser announce the 2015-16 call for nominations for selection of a second cohort of Chancellor's Faculty Fellows.

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