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Susan R. Wente

Vanderbilt establishes Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship with $8 million gift

May. 22, 2020—Vanderbilt University has received an $8 million commitment to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor. The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation made the gift to recognize Zeppos’ extraordinary tenure as Vanderbilt chancellor from 2008 through 2019.

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Candice Storey Lee to lead Commodores, makes history at Vanderbilt University

May. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University has announced that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time Vanderbilt University graduate, has been named vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director at Vanderbilt after serving in the role on an interim basis since February.

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Wente, Kopstain discuss Return to Campus Plan at virtual town hall

May. 15, 2020—More than 2,700 members of the university community attended a virtual town hall to learn more about Vanderbilt’s four-phased Return to Campus Plan.

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Wente commends staff, outlines phased reopening of campus in USAC address

May. 13, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente commended Vanderbilt staff for their dedication to the university and discussed the framework for carefully reopening campus in an address to the University Staff Advisory Council on May 12.

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New webpage shares stories of myriad ways Vanderbilt community is helping address COVID-19

May. 13, 2020—The university has launched Vanderbilt Responds to COVID-19, a webpage designed to share how the VU community is providing support, expertise and care throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nashville salutes the Class of 2020

May. 11, 2020—A downtown Nashville landmark was lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8 to cap a day of celebration for the Class of 2020.

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Wente, Kopstain to host virtual town hall May 13 to discuss reopening of campus

May. 11, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 13, to discuss the phased reopening of Vanderbilt’s campus. The online meeting via Zoom will begin at noon CT, and registration is required to attend.

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Open Mind: A thoughtful, reasoned approach for returning to campus

May. 11, 2020—In her latest "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses Vanderbilt's Return to Campus plan and how the university is considering next steps for resuming on-campus activities.

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A message to Vanderbilt University’s Class of 2020 from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente

May. 8, 2020—In a video message to the Class of 2020, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente congratulates graduates on their many achievements, commends their perseverance during this challenging time, and confers upon them their Vanderbilt degrees.

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Vanderbilt names 2020 Founder’s Medalists

May. 8, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced Vanderbilt’s 2020 Founder’s Medalists in a video message to the university community on May 8.

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Downtown Nashville landmark to be lit in VU colors celebrating Class of 2020

May. 8, 2020—Nashville’s Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will be lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8, in celebration of—and in solidarity with—the graduating Class of 2020.

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Next steps for Vanderbilt campus as Nashville enters Phase 1 of reopening

May. 7, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente details how Vanderbilt is carefully approaching the first steps in bringing faculty, staff, postdoctoral scholars and students back to campus for specific functions by following the university's Return to Campus plan, available at vu.edu/campus-return.

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