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