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Susan R. Wente

Actor and activist George Takei to deliver Chancellor’s Lecture Oct. 2

Sep. 19, 2019—George Takei, an actor and social justice advocate who had a founding role in the original "Star Trek" television series, will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 2 as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series. Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will host the free event at 6:30 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Statement from Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente on the Nashville mayoral election

Sep. 12, 2019—“On behalf of Vanderbilt University, we extend our congratulations to Mayor-Elect John Cooper on his decisive win,” said Vanderbilt University Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente. “We are looking forward to working with Mayor Cooper and his administration to continue building together on Nashville’s phenomenal success and growth. We also want to express our...

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Wente appoints new Faculty Athletics Committee

Sep. 12, 2019—A new Faculty Athletics Committee—one of the recommendations of the Faculty Senate Task Force on University Athletics—will devote attention to issues at the intersection of academics and athletics at Vanderbilt.

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Chancellor’s Lecturer Terry Crews urges Vanderbilt to embrace ‘culture of caring’

Sep. 11, 2019—Athlete, actor and activist Terry Crews shared his personal story as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series Monday evening, encouraging increased respect and compassion for others.

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Open Mind: Charting the path for the future

Sep. 9, 2019—In the debut of her "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente shares her perspective on the values, opportunities, challenges and priorities that drive Vanderbilt's mission.

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Athletics seeks input from the VU community on strategic priorities

Sep. 9, 2019—Vanderbilt University Athletics is seeking input from the university community as it develops a new, long-range strategic plan to help bolster Commodore sports programs and ensure the success of student-athletes on and off the field.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School expansion features water, wood and light

Sep. 6, 2019—Faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School to witness the dedication and ribbon cutting for the school’s much-anticipated new expansion.

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University launches centralized gender harassment web portal

Sep. 6, 2019—A new gender harassment web portal, a cross-campus collaborative effort led by the Office of the Provost, is designed to advance Vanderbilt’s prevention of and response to gender harassment.

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Academic Strategic Plan’s five-year progress report shows transformative impact

Sep. 6, 2019—A newly released five-year progress report on the Academic Strategic Plan highlights many new initiatives, including several that enhance the student experience and elevate teaching and discovery.

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Wente announces new council to advance university’s efforts around diversity and inclusion; annual diversity reports released

Sep. 4, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced the details of a new council to advocate for diversity and inclusion across all areas of the university. The council’s work will be informed and guided by the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Diversity Report, released today.

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New web portal is online face of arts and humanities at Vanderbilt

Aug. 30, 2019—A robust arts and humanities web portal, one of several initiatives designed by the Office of the Provost to champion the arts and humanities on campus and elevate their importance, is now live.

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Senior leaders participate in daylong unconscious bias education workshop

Aug. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s senior leaders came together Aug. 28 for a daylong education workshop on unconscious bias. The event was conducted in support of the university’s commitment to embody the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and foster a culture of respect and belonging across campus.

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