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Melissa Thomas-Hunt Archives

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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Inclusive Excellence invites women faculty to community writing sessions

Mar. 20, 2018—The Office of Inclusive Excellence is hosting writing sessions to help women faculty build community and dedicate time to furthering their scholarly research.

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‘Hidden Figures’ author discusses female STEM pioneers, shared history

Feb. 23, 2018—"Hidden Figures" author Margot Lee Shetterly discussed the importance of African Americans role models in telling America's story during a campus visit Feb. 20.

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Faculty workshops offered Jan. 18

Jan. 2, 2018—The Office for Inclusive Excellence announces two faculty workshops on Thursday, Jan. 18, featuring the Cornell Interactive Theater Ensemble.

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Tracey George named associate provost for faculty affairs

Nov. 6, 2017—Professor of Law Tracey E. George will join the provost’s office as associate provost for faculty affairs, helping advance the Academic Strategic Plan and support faculty development programming.

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Cross-disciplinary paths to racial justice focus of Vanderbilt conference

Nov. 6, 2017—Experts from disciplines including divinity, education, law, medicine and nursing will come together at Vanderbilt Nov. 10 to collaborate strategically on achieving racial justice.

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Investing in community: Melissa Thomas-Hunt is the inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence

Oct. 9, 2017—Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Vanderbilt’s inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence, sees a big part of her new role as breaking down the traditional notions of “diversity.”

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