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Message from the Chancellor on March 6 Executive Order

Mar. 8, 2017—Read a message to the Vanderbilt community from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos regarding the March 6 Executive Order.

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Chancellor, university participate in advocacy efforts in response to Jan. 27 executive order

Feb. 6, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Vanderbilt University joined other higher education leaders and colleges, universities, and scientific organizations across the country last week to express opposition to President Trump's Jan. 27 executive order that temporarily bans citizens of seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States.

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A message from Chancellor Zeppos regarding the Jan. 27 Executive Order

Jan. 29, 2017—Read a message to the Vanderbilt community from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos regarding the Jan. 27 Executive Order.

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Provost’s statement on July 9 comments by Professor Carol Swain related to Black Lives Matter

Jul. 10, 2016—Professor Swain’s views are her own and in no way represent those of the university. Vanderbilt University is committed to diversity, inclusion and freedom from discrimination.  Ensuring that our campus is a safe, welcoming and supportive environment for every member of the Vanderbilt community has been, and will always be, our top priority. Vanderbilt joins the...

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Statement of Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune on June 18 verdict

Jun. 18, 2016—Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune issues the university's official statement following the conviction of Brandon Vandenburg in the 2013 rape of a fellow student.

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Statement of Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune on April 8 verdict

Apr. 8, 2016—Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune issues the university's official statement following the conviction of Cory Batey in the 2013 rape of a fellow student.

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Message from Chancellor Zeppos on student death in Israel

Mar. 8, 2016—Taylor Force, a student at our Owen Graduate School of Management, was fatally wounded March 8 in a stabbing attack while on an Owen school trip to Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Statement of Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune on June 23 mistrial ruling in case involving two former football players

Jun. 23, 2015—Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune provides the university's official statement following the judge's ruling of mistrial in the case involving two former football players in the 2013 rape of a fellow student.

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Message from the chancellor: Vanderbilt committed to a diverse and inclusive culture

Mar. 19, 2015—In a message to the Vanderbilt community March 19, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos affirmed the university's commitment to a diverse and inclusive culture.

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Vanderbilt provost condemns vandalism at fraternity house

Mar. 17, 2015—In a message to the Vanderbilt University community March 16, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente condemned vandalism at a fraternity house over the weekend and pledged that the matter would be fully investigated.

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Message from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on Jan. 27 verdict

Jan. 29, 2015—"Vanderbilt can make a difference, and we must make a difference, because the consequences of sexual violence—shattered dreams and shattered lives—are intolerable," writes Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos in a message to the Vanderbilt community.

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Statement of Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune on Jan. 27 verdict

Jan. 27, 2015—Vice Chancellor for Public Affairs Beth Fortune gives the university's official statement following the conviction of two former football players in the 2013 rape of a fellow student.

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