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Susan R. Wente

Commencement 2020 Graduating Student Committee announced

Apr. 13, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has appointed a new advisory group composed of students from the Class of 2020 to provide feedback and engage in planning their postponed Commencement ceremony and related events that will now take place in May 2021.

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New residential faculty announced for Zeppos College, The Ingram Commons

Apr. 13, 2020—Three new residential faculty have been appointed to help enrich the Vanderbilt educational experience beyond the classroom and build supportive and diverse communities on campus.

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WATCH: A Word with Wente—teaching, learning and discovery during times of change

Apr. 9, 2020—In her latest video message, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente thanks the Vanderbilt community for continuing to focus on teaching, learning and discovery during times of tremendous change, with a special message for Vanderbilt’s faculty.

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2020 virtual Spring Faculty Assembly website launched

Apr. 9, 2020—On a virtual Spring Faculty Assembly website, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the university’s continued momentum and highlights faculty achievements.

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Vanderbilt University prepares hundreds of rooms for VUMC medical workers fighting global pandemic

Apr. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University is making a number of its campus residence halls available to serve as essential close-proximity housing for VUMC health care staff as they work around the clock to fight the global novel coronavirus disease.

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Open Mind: VU and VUMC—stronger together

Apr. 6, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente reflects on the ways Vanderbilt is supporting VUMC's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Open Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt running—with heart and soul

Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Alumnus and philanthropist Brownlee O. Currey Jr. has died

Mar. 27, 2020—Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus, emeritus trustee, financial services executive and entrepreneur noted for his philanthropic leadership at Vanderbilt University and in the community, has died. He was 91.

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2020 Commencement postponed a year due to COVID-19 outbreak

Mar. 25, 2020—Vanderbilt University has taken the extraordinary action—in order to protect the health and safety of the community—of postponing Commencement and all of its related festivities originally scheduled for May 6-8. The Class of 2020 will be formally celebrated next spring.

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Vanderbilt University names new dean of Blair School of Music following international search

Mar. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University has tapped Lorenzo Candelaria, dean and professor of music at Purchase College, State University of New York, as the next dean of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music following an extensive international search.

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Open Mind: Innovative solutions for uncommon times

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente offers thanks in a video message to the Vanderbilt community, and discusses how students, faculty and staff are harnessing creative and innovative solutions to continue their work and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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University launches Public Health Advisory Task Force in response to COVID-19

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has established a new Public Health Advisory Task Force to serve as a resource for the university during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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