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Susan R. Wente

Wente and Kopstain to host capital projects and planning town hall Nov. 12

Nov. 2, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning. The event will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Look to past presidents for easing current political divide, say Goodwin and Meacham at Chancellor’s Lecture

Nov. 1, 2019—A leadership trait shared by many of America’s most admired presidents has been their courage to expand, challenge and even walk away from their base of supporters when necessary to uphold the nation’s founding principles. That was among several “Lessons of Presidential Leadership” discussed by Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jon Meacham during a Chancellor’s Lecture Series event on Thursday afternoon.  

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Central Neighborhood Advisory Committee announced

Oct. 31, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain have appointed an advisory committee comprised of faculty and students to provide input on the development of plans, concepts and scenarios for Vanderbilt's Central Neighborhood. In addition, Wente and Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning.

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Overflow space available for Al Gore’s ‘24 Hours of Reality’ global climate crisis presentation at Vanderbilt

Oct. 28, 2019—Former Vice President Al Gore's presentation, “24 Hours of Reality: Truth in Action,” led by Gore and The Climate Reality Project in partnership with the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series, takes place Nov. 20 at 6 p.m in Langford Auditorium. Overflow space is available in Light Hall Rooms 202, 208 and 214, and the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Vanderbilt welcomes most selective, diverse first-year class

Oct. 28, 2019—The Vanderbilt University Class of 2023—by the numbers—reflects the institution’s significant progress in building an inclusive community of highly accomplished scholars.

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Vanderbilt and Posse Foundation mark 30 years of partnership with Reunion gathering

Oct. 28, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Posse Scholars program celebrated its 30th anniversary at an Oct. 18 gathering with more than 100 students, faculty, staff, alumni and Board of Trust members in attendance. Vanderbilt was the first higher education institution to partner with the Posse Scholars in 1989.

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Fellowship program established by bestselling author James Patterson to bring distinguished visiting scholars to Vanderbilt

Oct. 28, 2019—Philanthropic support from bestselling author and Vanderbilt University alumnus James Patterson, MA’70, has established new fellowships that will bring distinguished visiting scholars to the university. The Patterson Fellowships will allow visiting scholars to stay for up to a week at Vanderbilt’s Residential Colleges, where they will discuss their work and interact regularly with students.

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Athletics and Campus Dining employees receive Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Awards

Oct. 28, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente presented the first two Chancellor’s Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Awards of 2019-20 to Elizabeth Wright from the Division of Athletics and Oscar Cole from Campus Dining.

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Wente appoints new Sports and Society Committee, launches 2nd round of micro-grant funding

Oct. 25, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today new appointments for the 2019-20 Sports and Society Committee, which will provide oversight to the Sports and Society Initiative. In addition, the committee will review applications for Sports and Society Micro-Grant funds, the second round for which launches today.

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Vanderbilt community marks Hispanic Heritage Month with celebration, learning

Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s 2019 recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which took place Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrated and honored the diverse array of Hispanic and Latinx histories, cultures, narratives and contributions to the university and society.

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Williams’ legacy honored with name on building close to his heart

Oct. 21, 2019—An Oct. 18 ceremony to unveil the new name—David Williams II—on the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center paid tribute to the university's first African American vice chancellor and athletics director.

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Open Mind: Committed to showing our work

Oct. 21, 2019—Transparency keeps everyone informed so we can engage in meaningful debate and give input on actions, and it builds trust and teamwork by setting clear and consistent processes, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.

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