Mark Petty Archives
New task force to aid in development of accessibility and inclusion strategies for land use planning initiative
Aug. 28, 2017—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain has named an Advisory Accessibility Task Force to help develop accessibility and inclusion plans related to campus land-use strategies.
May. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt Facilities is in the process of examining accessibility features on campus, with the long-term goal of making indoor and outdoor areas accessible and inclusive for all members of the Vanderbilt community.
Apr. 21, 2016—More than 50 eighth-graders from Springfield Middle School toured the Vanderbilt power plant April 5 as part of the Aspirnaut Program, a partnership between Vanderbilt University Medical Center and rural K-12 schools to help recruit and develop the science, technology, engineering and math workforce of the future.
Oct. 28, 2015—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s greenhouse gas emissions decreased by 18 percent from its peak in 2008 and by 13 percent overall from calendar years 2005 to 2014, according to the Vanderbilt Sustainability and Environmental Management Office’s latest GHG inventory.
Apr. 13, 2015—University leaders, students, faculty and staff gathered in the shadow of the university power plant Thursday, April 9 to celebrate Vanderbilt’s conversion from coal to natural gas for its heating, cooling and electricity needs.
Media Advisory: Chancellor Zeppos, senior administrators celebrate the end of coal power, demolition of iconic smokestack April 9
Apr. 7, 2015—On the eve of the demolition of the plant’s iconic smokestack, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will speak at a celebration of the conversion on Thursday, April 9, at 4:10 p.m.
Feb. 20, 2015—A storm coating the Vanderbilt campus with ice and snow means extra work for Vanderbilt Plant Operations employees, who say they're more than up to the challenge.
Oct. 22, 2014—Greenhouse gas emissions have been reduced by more than 27 percent per person on campus and by 35 percent per research dollar since 2005.
Apr. 18, 2014—Plant Operations University is a six-week, 12-hour overview of how Vanderbilt works—literally.