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Susan R. Wente

Open Mind: Our united community and responsibilities

Mar. 9, 2020—In her "Open Mind" column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente addresses the community's response to the March 3 tornado and the global outbreak of the coronavirus.

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Message from Interim Chancellor and Provost Wente regarding COVID-19

Mar. 5, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente shares an update on campus preparations for novel coronavirus and guidance for the Vanderbilt community.

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University Arts Council announces four areas of focus

Mar. 3, 2020—Four additional subcommittees of the University Arts Council have been created to focus on areas related to the council’s goals of advocating for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.

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Open Mind: Bringing the Vanderbilt Way to Life

Feb. 26, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente writes about Vanderbilt's Strategic Plan for Athletics in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt University sets course for future of Athletics

Feb. 26, 2020—Vanderbilt University today shared a vision and strategy that sets the stage for a new era of success and achievement for the Commodores—one that is rooted in delivering the preeminent student-athlete experience in college athletics.

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‘Perry Wallace Way’ dedicated in honor of first African American varsity basketball player in the SEC

Feb. 24, 2020—More than 200 people gathered in front of Vanderbilt University’s Memorial Gym Feb. 22 for the dedication of Perry Wallace Way, the portion of 25th Avenue South recently named in honor of Vanderbilt trailblazer and Nashville native Perry Wallace, the first African American to play varsity basketball in the Southeastern Conference.

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Faculty named to Global Voices Fellowship for fall 2020

Feb. 21, 2020—Erin Calipari, Kelly Haws and Marybeth Shinn have been selected as Global Voices Fellows for the fall 2020 semester.

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Wente, Kopstain launch new Sustainability Advisory Council

Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt has established a new Sustainability Advisory Council to guide and support the university’s progress toward its comprehensive long-term sustainability strategy. The council will include students, staff and faculty selected by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain.

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Vanderbilt, American Talent Initiative mark progress in expanding higher-education access

Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s efforts to improve access to higher education through its alliance with the American Talent Initiative is showing dividends as the initiative reports that it is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students at top colleges and universities by the year 2025. An annual progress update was released by ATI on Feb. 19.

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Bolton, Rice offer expert view of U.S. foreign policy process at Chancellor’s Lecture

Feb. 20, 2020—Ambassadors Susan Rice and John Bolton agreed during the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Wednesday evening that significant improvements are needed in the current decision-making process on national security issues, but the two sharply differed in their opinions on the recent presidential impeachment process.

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Vanderbilt recognizing 19th Amendment centennial throughout 2020; new website launched

Feb. 19, 2020—Throughout 2020, Vanderbilt University will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women’s constitutional right to vote. Vanderbilt will recognize the anniversary through a new website, educational programming, lectures, community events, historical exhibits, art displays and more.

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Make your voice heard: Take the Staff Engagement Survey through Feb. 21

Feb. 13, 2020—There's still time for Vanderbilt University staff to participate in the 2020 Staff Engagement Survey, a confidential way for university leaders to collect feedback in order to recognize what Vanderbilt is doing well and where improvements are needed. The survey remains open through Friday, Feb. 21.

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