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Disruptive Women Lead cohort kicks off with interactive sessions and team building at the Wond’ry

Nov. 19, 2018—The Wond’ry played host to 21 women of color from Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb, Middle Tennessee and Spelman universities for the Nov. 10 kickoff of the first Disruptive Women Lead cohort.

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Town hall sparks important discussion about equity, diversity and inclusion at Vanderbilt

Nov. 16, 2018—Recruiting a more diverse staff and faculty, building authentic community and increasing connections with diverse businesses and suppliers were just a few of the many topics discussed at a town hall led by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer James Page Jr. and Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Melissa Thomas-Hunt on Nov. 13.

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Provost’s steering committee announced for initiative on status of women

Nov. 16, 2018—Political science professor Cindy Kam will lead a new steering committee to guide actions and areas for study for an initiative focusing on women students, faculty and postdocs, announced earlier by Provost Susan R. Wente.

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Community invited to town halls on equity, diversity, inclusion and respect

Nov. 5, 2018—The Vanderbilt community is invited to a pair of upcoming town hall meetings with James Page Jr., vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, and Melissa Thomas-Hunt, vice provost for inclusive excellence.

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‘Disruptive Women Lead’ aims to close gap between women of color and boards they can help

Oct. 23, 2018—The Wond’ry is recruiting 25 women of color from Nashville-area universities to attend interactive workshops aimed at bridging the gap between organizations who want race and gender diversity in their boardrooms and management and the women who could fulfill those roles.

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InclusAbility campaign to bring awareness, more inclusive lens to disability identities

Sep. 28, 2018—Ensuring that all students, faculty and staff with disabilities, both visible and invisible, are provided with equal opportunities to fully avail themselves of all that Vanderbilt has to offer is the aim of a new campaign. The effort kicks off with a celebration Oct. 4.

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Best-selling author, higher ed thought leader Beverly Daniel Tatum to give Crawford Lecture

Sep. 13, 2018—Beverly Daniel Tatum, a best-selling author and president, emerita, of Spelman College, will deliver the fifth annual Crawford Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20. Her talk will explore the importance of leading through the lens of inclusion.

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Black Lives Matter co-founder to speak at Vanderbilt symposium

Sep. 9, 2018—Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will deliver the evening keynote address during a Sept. 20 symposium exploring the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on struggles for racial and social justice.

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Provost launches planning process for campus initiative on status of women faculty and students; input sought

Aug. 31, 2018—As part of Vanderbilt’s commitment to a welcoming, inclusive community, the provost has launched a planning phase for an initiative on the status of women faculty, students and postdoctoral trainees.

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New hires bring diverse backgrounds and expertise to Student Care Network

Aug. 26, 2018—The Office of the Dean of Students has welcomed new medical practitioners and wellness providers to campus to support the health and wellbeing of all Vanderbilt students through the new Student Care Network.

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Diversity leader James E. Page Jr. named vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Aug. 13, 2018—James E. Page Jr., a nationally recognized leader in institutional diversity, has been appointed as Vanderbilt University’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today.

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Thomas-Hunt named faculty director for Moore College

Jul. 9, 2018—Vice Provost for Inclusive Excellence Melissa Thomas-Hunt was named the new faculty director for Moore College July 1. She continues in her roles as vice provost and professor of management at the Owen Graduate School of Management.

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