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Susan R. Wente

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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Five Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits unveiled during Reunion Weekend

Oct. 19, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente unveiled the Vanderbilt Trailblazer portraits of Kate Lupton, David Williams II, Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter and Muhammad Yunus on Oct. 18.

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Blair School’s Ryan Middagh awarded 2019 Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 16, 2019—Blair School of Music Senior Lecturer Ryan Middagh was awarded the 2019 Chancellor’s Cup by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a surprise presentation during a Blair Big Band rehearsal on Oct. 15.

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Wente announces paid administrative closure day Dec. 23

Oct. 16, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced that Monday, Dec. 23, will be an administrative closure day, extending the winter break for university staff. The administrative closure day is a one-time paid holiday for 2019.

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Vanderbilt climate surveys on sexual assault and misconduct show informed and engaged campus community, challenges remaining

Oct. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University released on Tuesday the findings of two surveys conducted earlier this year assessing student, postdoctoral fellow and faculty experiences with sexual assault and sexual misconduct.

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Vanderbilt faculty and postdocs report few experiences with sexual harassment in survey, but concerns persist

Oct. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University has released the results of its first-ever sexual harassment survey of Vanderbilt University-employed faculty and postdoctoral fellows.

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