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Commodore Award winners, longtime staff recognized at campus celebration

Sep. 30, 2015—The Commodore Award, Vanderbilt’s highest staff honor, was presented to two staff members during the Service Award Celebration Sept. 29 in Langford Auditorium.

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VUIT, Division of Administration give updates on VU-VUMC transition

Sep. 14, 2015—University department heads who gathered for a meeting Sept. 10 received progress reports from the leaders of Information Technology and the Division of Administration about the ongoing effort to transition the university and Vanderbilt University Medical Center into separate legal and financial entities.

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New Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence to promote cultural inclusivity, awareness

Jul. 23, 2015—IICC aims to help students develop the skills necessary to promote social justice and to have constructive conversations surrounding differences. Assistant Dean of Students Tina Smith has been promoted to associate dean and will lead IICC.

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New path announced for young alumni service on Board of Trust

Sep. 17, 2014—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust has approved a new approach to involve recent graduates in the university beyond their student days while expanding the opportunities for trustees to interact with all students at Vanderbilt.

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Project Safe Center celebrates opening

Sep. 10, 2014—Vanderbilt’s Project Safe Center celebrated its opening at the historic Cumberland House on West Side Row with an open house and remarks by university leaders Sept. 10.

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New center to help prevent sexual violence, provide support for survivors

Feb. 24, 2014—Project Safe, a Vanderbilt University program committed to preventing sexual assault as well as other forms of power-based personal violence, is being expanded into a free-standing center on campus.

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Faculty directors named for new College Halls

Apr. 22, 2013—As Moore and Warren Colleges take shape at the corner of West End and 21st avenues, two award-winning faculty members have been named to lead the new residential colleges that are part of the College Halls at Vanderbilt system.

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Boston Marathoner reflects on experience; tragedy prompts response from Vanderbilt community

Apr. 17, 2013—Amanda Hachey had just crossed the finish line at Monday's Boston Marathon when she heard the first of two loud explosions. She reflects on her experience, while other members of the Vanderbilt community respond to the tragedy.

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Search under way for faculty directors of College Halls

Jan. 29, 2013—Associate Provost for Undergraduate Education Cynthia Cyrus and Dean of Students Mark Bandas will co-chair a search committee to find the first faculty directors of Moore and Warren colleges, a critical step in developing the two college halls now under construction at the corner of 21st and West End avenues.

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Greene to retire after 35 years of service

Dec. 13, 2012—After more than 35 years at Vanderbilt University, John Greene, physician and associate dean of students for student health and wellness, has announced he will retire next summer. Greene completed his residency at Vanderbilt and began his career with the university as an assistant professor of pediatrics in 1977. During his tenure, he has served...

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New offices created to strengthen diversity education, leadership development among students

Dec. 7, 2012—The Office of the Dean of Students has announced it will reorganize its efforts in the areas of diversity education and leadership development through the creation of two new offices, the re-purposing of an existing office and the creation of two new cross-departmental committees. The reorganization, which represents a significant increase in resources to these...

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A message from the Dean of Students concerning Hurricane Sandy

Oct. 29, 2012—Dear Students: Hurricane Sandy has severely affected communities in the Caribbean Sea and on the eastern coast of the United States. Our thoughts are with those affected by this massive storm. This may be a difficult time for many of you, whose families and friends may be in the path of this storm or who...

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