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Susan R. Wente

Vanderbilt bolsters support services for international students

Jul. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt ISSS bolsters efforts to support the university’s international students, who are navigating challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to rapidly changing government directives.

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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.

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Message from Provost Wente and Vice Chancellor Kopstain to community members with school-aged children

Jul. 10, 2020—The university fully recognizes the challenges that local school districts' plans for the fall pose for members of the Vanderbilt community with school-aged children and is committed to continuing to help faculty, staff, postdocs and students navigate the ever-changing impacts of the pandemic on daily life, write Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to the VU community.

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A message to faculty from Provost Wente

Jul. 8, 2020—In a message to university faculty, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente discusses supporting school and college decision-making as Vanderbilt prepares for the fall semester.

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Message on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s guidance related to international students

Jul. 7, 2020—Read a joint message from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s on the guidance released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement July 6 regarding international students taking online classes this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hundreds gather for virtual Memorial Service Against Racism hosted by Churchwell

Jul. 6, 2020—Hundreds participated in a Memorial Service Against Racism on June 29 organized by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell.

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Diermeier, Wente call for Congress to support research universities in COVID-19 relief package

Jul. 6, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente recently wrote to members of the Tennessee congressional delegation, urging them to support America’s leading research universities as they work through the ramifications of the COVID-19 global health pandemic.

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Important information for the faculty with regard to fall planning

Jul. 6, 2020—In a message to university faculty, Faculty Senate Chair Catherine McTamaney, Faculty Senate Vice Chair Ben Harris and Provost Susan R. Wente provide additional clarity and address concerns regarding faculty members' safe return to campus and how they will teach classes this fall.

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Our commitment to an inclusive Vanderbilt

Jul. 1, 2020—Vanderbilt is committed to doing whatever it takes to create an environment in which all members of our community can thrive and contribute to their full potential, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André Churchwell in a message to the university community.

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Watch: Honoring Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente

Jun. 29, 2020—Members of the Vanderbilt community pay tribute to Susan R. Wente for guiding the university—with visionary strength and compassion—during her time as interim chancellor.

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Wente maintains Vanderbilt’s momentum during unprecedented year

Jun. 29, 2020—Susan R. Wente is being thanked across campus for her exceptional leadership during an unprecedented year, as her tenure as interim chancellor concludes and she returns full-time as provost July 1.

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Leadership in a COVID-19 world

Jun. 29, 2020—Being a biomedical scientist has served Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente well as she’s led the university through “a rapid succession of significant decisions” since the first reports of COVID-19.

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