Susan R. Wente Archives
Vanderbilt board chairman commits $20 million gift to bolster undergraduate residential experience, engineering leadership
Apr. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt Board Chairman Bruce R. Evans and his wife, Bridgitt, have committed $20 million to bolster the undergraduate residential experience as well as leadership in the School of Engineering.
Feb. 22, 2018—The next phase of planning for a graduate and professional student village will engage an advisory firm tasked with identifying the best site, time frame and management model for the project.
Dec. 18, 2017—Lauren Benton will step down as dean of the College of Arts and Science effective Dec. 31. The provost will name an interim dean and a search committee in January.
Dec. 13, 2017—Read the December 2017 issue of "The Open Dore," Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s newsletter, which is now available online.
Dec. 11, 2017—More than 600 faculty and staff participated in a town hall meeting Dec. 7 to learn more about the support options available once Oracle Cloud, which is part of the SkyVU program, goes live.
Dec. 8, 2017—Eighteen journalists from Afghanistan to Vietnam visited the Wond'ry Dec. 7 to learn how it, and programs campus-wide, help women entrepreneurs.
Dec. 7, 2017—Immersion Vanderbilt will become a degree requirement for all incoming first-year students starting in fall 2018, all incoming sophomore transfer students starting in fall 2019, and all junior transfer students starting in fall 2020. This initiative follows on the heels of the four undergraduate schools’ formal review and approval of Immersion Vanderbilt during the last calendar year.
Vanderbilt University receives best possible review and reaffirmation of institutional accreditation
Dec. 7, 2017—Vanderbilt has earned a 10-year reaffirmation of its accreditation through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.
Dec. 6, 2017—Vanderbilt University is embarking on discovery and planning processes, guided by the Academic Strategic Plan and FutureVU, to chart a course for capital planning in the humanities and the sciences.
Dec. 6, 2017—To strengthen Vanderbilt’s international research, scholarship and creative expression efforts and to raise the global profile of the university as a research institution, the new International Strategy Report recommends a four-point strategy to build on Vanderbilt’s strengths while supporting the university’s Academic Strategic Plan and its commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.