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Churchwell to lead Vanderbilt’s diversity, inclusivity initiatives in permanent role

May. 27, 2020—André L. Churchwell has been named vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University after serving in the interim role since June 2019.

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Nashville residents rally to city leaders amid pandemic, but worry about economy – Vanderbilt Poll

May. 21, 2020—Nashvillians gave very high marks to the city’s institutions and elected officials for their response to the COVID-19 crisis, but residents’ economic anxiety levels are high as the city faces hard times and tough financial decisions, according to the latest Vanderbilt Poll-Nashville.

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VU partnership with National Museum of African American Music takes next step forward

May. 15, 2020—Vanderbilt is moving forward in its partnership with the National Museum of African American Music, and faculty and staff are invited to a May 20 Zoom meeting to learn more about the collaboration.

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Fitch affirms Vanderbilt University’s AAA bond rating

May. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s publicly traded, long-term bonds continue to be rated AAA—the highest level—by the Fitch Group, a leading credit agency.

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Nashville salutes the Class of 2020

May. 11, 2020—A downtown Nashville landmark was lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8 to cap a day of celebration for the Class of 2020.

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Downtown Nashville landmark to be lit in VU colors celebrating Class of 2020

May. 8, 2020—Nashville’s Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will be lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8, in celebration of—and in solidarity with—the graduating Class of 2020.

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2020 Vanderbilt Divinity School and GDR Distinguished Alumni/ae named

May. 7, 2020—A professor who pushed the boundaries of feminist theology, a community social justice activist, and an advocate for women’s health issues are the 2020 Vanderbilt Divinity School and Graduate Department of Religion Distinguished Alumni/ae.

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Baroud receives NSF Early CAREER Award to predict and inform community hazard response

Mar. 11, 2020—Hiba Baroud has received a 2020 NSF Faculty Early CAREER Development grant to boost community resilience and sustainability through a three-pronged project that starts with a better understanding of how people and infrastructures interact during hazards.

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Open Mind: Growing side by side with Nashville

Jan. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt's growth is intertwined with Nashville's, and the successes and challenges of both are shaped and reflected by the other, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt faculty member’s empathy project awarded NEA funding

Dec. 17, 2019—The National Endowment for the Arts has awarded funding to OZ Arts Nashville to support its collaboration with Vanderbilt Department of Art faculty member Jana Harper. Her project, "This Holding," encourages empathy for the shared human experience.

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Vanderbilt reports record $11.9 billion economic impact in Tennessee 

Dec. 12, 2019—Through a record $11.9 billion in annual economic impact, Vanderbilt University’s deep and broad connections to Tennessee and its people continue to be key and growing drivers of the state’s economy and to the vitality and well-being of its citizens and communities.

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VU Press’ Betsy Phillips to lead new Nashville-related book series

Oct. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt University Press announces the launch of "Truths, Lies, and Histories of Nashville," the press’s first local-interest book series.

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