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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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Nashville Pride Equality Walk set for Saturday, June 23

Jun. 11, 2018—The HR Diversity & Inclusion Committee is calling for volunteers to walk for the 2018 Nashville Pride Equality Walk on June 23 in downtown Nashville.

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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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Three receive university’s highest staff honors at Service Award Ceremony

Jan. 31, 2018—Two Vanderbilt University staff members received the 2017 Commodore Award, and the inaugural Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Distinguished Leadership Award was handed out at the annual Service Award Ceremony Tuesday at the Student Life Center.

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Zeppos names search committee for next vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion

Nov. 16, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has named a committee of university leaders, faculty, staff, a student and an alumna to lead the search for the next vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion.

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New award aims to recognize staff for acts of compassion and inclusion

Nov. 3, 2017—Vanderbilt is filled with staff who are dedicated not only to their work, but also to making the university a better, more inclusive community. The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion wants to recognize these dedicated staff members in a significant way.

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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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Submit nominations for Commodore Award and new diversity award

Oct. 6, 2017—Nominations will be accepted for two Vanderbilt University awards beginning Oct. 15: the 2017 Commodore Award and the new Distinguished Leadership Award to Recognize Staff Leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Final report on faculty job satisfaction survey released by working group

Sep. 25, 2017—A faculty working group has released a comprehensive report that shares findings from the Collaborative on Academic Careers in Higher Education (COACHE) faculty satisfaction survey conducted last year.

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Mayor Megan Barry discusses the shared values of Nashville and Vanderbilt on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Sep. 7, 2017—Two of Nashville's most influential civic leaders talk about the principles of diversity and inclusivity that guide the city and Vanderbilt in the 10th episode of "The Zeppos Report."

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Unconscious Bias educational workshops: Register for ‘Inclusive Excellence 101’ and ‘201’

Aug. 23, 2017—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion presents “Inclusive Excellence 101: Unconscious Bias – A New Look at an Old Dynamic.” The first workshop for fall 2017 is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 29.

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Inaugural R.A.C.E. Mentoring Conference for scholars of color held at Vanderbilt

Jul. 24, 2017—More than 160 professors, graduate students and P-12 educators gathered for a weekend of workshops, panel discussions focused on the unique challenges faced by scholars of color.

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