Skip to main content

social stories

Vanderbilt, peer institutions oppose new ICE guidance for international students, will file amicus brief

Jul. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University and more than 50 of the nation’s top universities and colleges plan to file a joint amicus brief in support of a lawsuit opposing new federal immigration guidance requiring international students with F-1 visas to leave the United States, or transfer to another school, if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall. The brief is expected to be filed early next week.

Read more


New Aspirations: Vanderbilt welcomes Daniel Diermeier as the university’s ninth chancellor

Jul. 1, 2020—In a wide-ranging interview, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier discusses growing up as a first-generation student in a divided Germany, taking the helm during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the collaborative culture that has fueled Vanderbilt’s success.

Read more


Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 3, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence.

Read more


Statement from Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion André L. Churchwell regarding the death of George Floyd

May. 31, 2020—Dr. André L. Churchwell, vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, reflects on the death of George Floyd, the age-old "virus" of racism, and the role universities, like Vanderbilt, can play in working toward a solution.

Read more


Vanderbilt statement on racial injustice in our society

May. 31, 2020—We must draw on our strength as an institution of scholarship and discovery to uncover truth, to support individual and collective actions within our community, and to offer meaningful ways forward to help society heal, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a message to the Vanderbilt University community.

Read more


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.

Read more


Drones light up Nashville sky in tribute to health care heroes, frontline workers and first responders

May. 16, 2020—On Friday evening, 140 coordinated drones launched from Vanderbilt Stadium to light the sky in formations depicting inspiring words and images in a tribute to health care heroes, frontline workers and first responders who have worked tirelessly in the aftermath of Nashville’s March 3 tornado as well as during the current global coronavirus pandemic.

Read more


Ask an Expert: How can healthcare leaders support compassion in the workplace?

May. 5, 2020—As COVID-19 strains hospitals and doctors’ offices, it’s more important than ever for health care leaders to model, cultivate and support compassion among their staff. Professor of management Tim Vogus distills some best practices for health care leaders.

Read more


Playlist Politics: Students create ways to engage apathetic, angry voters

Mar. 2, 2020—Two Vanderbilt seniors are taking unique approaches to bringing apathetic and frustrated voters to the political table.

Read more


From the Social ‘Dores

Feb. 28, 2020—Our Social 'Dores have been busy in February - attending Lunar New Year Festival, Celebration of Learning, and VIBE as well as running features on students and staff for #BlackHistoryMonth and enjoying the variety of weather Nashville has to offer. Visit the full story for more features.

Read more


‘Perry Wallace Way’ dedicated in honor of first African American varsity basketball player in the SEC

Feb. 24, 2020—More than 200 people gathered in front of Vanderbilt University’s Memorial Gym Feb. 22 for the dedication of Perry Wallace Way, the portion of 25th Avenue South recently named in honor of Vanderbilt trailblazer and Nashville native Perry Wallace, the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

Read more


I Am Vanderbilt: Marybeth Briney

Feb. 20, 2020—A classroom of curious 4- and 5-year-olds produces a lot of wiggly, exuberant energy. But it’s no match for Marybeth Briney, an early childhood educator at The Acorn School's 19th Avenue location.

Read more


VIEW MORE EVENTS >