Jun. 24, 2019—Vanderbilt University will bring down one of its tallest campus buildings when it conducts a controlled implosion of the Carmichael West Tower 3 residence hall on Saturday, July 27. The removal of Carmichael Towers 3 and 4 this summer to make way for three new residential colleges in the West End Neighborhood aligns with Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, a key pillar of which is to strengthen the undergraduate residential experience, as well as FutureVU, the university’s initiative to enhance the places on campus where community members live, work and learn.
Jun. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt will be recognized for its sustainable building efforts on Tuesday, June 25, when the U.S. Green Building Council presents the university with a plaque designating the Engineering and Science Building and Eskind Biomedical Library with LEED Gold status. Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will join Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain for remarks beginning at 2 p.m.
Jun. 19, 2019—University employees will enjoy an extended Fourth of July holiday weekend this year, as Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has announced an administrative closure day for Friday, July 5.
Jun. 16, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Provost Susan R. Wente and alumnus Willie Geist wish the Vanderbilt baseball team luck as they embark on their quest for a national title at the 2019 College World Series.
Churchwell named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief university diversity officer
Jun. 14, 2019—André L. Churchwell, chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University Medical Center and senior associate dean for diversity affairs in the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, has been named interim vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University.
Jun. 12, 2019—Five interdisciplinary projects awarded TIPs funding for 2019; a sixth (additional) year call for proposals and funding announced by the provost.
May. 24, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente emphasized the need to reaffirm the longstanding partnership between the federal government and America’s leading research universities when they met with members of the Tennessee congressional delegation in Washington, D.C., this week.
May. 24, 2019—The Chancellor Search Advisory Committee is gathering critical input to inform the search for Vanderbilt’s next leader, and invites all members of the university community to submit their feedback on the Chancellor Search website.
May. 13, 2019—Eleven outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2019 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.
May. 10, 2019—Tennis champion, entrepreneur and equal rights advocate Venus Williams imparted to Vanderbilt University’s Class of 2019 a well-tested list for success heavy on risk-taking, goal-making and optimism during remarks delivered Thursday in Memorial Gym as part of Senior Day.
May. 10, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos encouraged graduates at Vanderbilt Commencement to be the brave leaders that America and the world desperately needs—leaders who focus on making the world better for others, not just themselves.
May. 10, 2019—Twenty-five retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 10, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. In addition, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos was appointed Chancellor Emeritus, effective Aug. 15, 2019.