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Vanderbilt announces plan to build graduate housing development in Midtown

May. 17, 2019—The university will begin work later this year on its graduate and professional student housing village, starting with an approximately 600-bed project to be located on Broadway between Lyle and 20th avenues.

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Eleven faculty members named as 2019 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

May. 13, 2019—Eleven outstanding faculty members from across the university have been selected for the 2019 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class is composed of highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from a wide variety of disciplines and areas of expertise.

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Gordon Logan elected to National Academy of Sciences

May. 9, 2019—Gordon Logan, Centennial Professor of Psychology, has been elected a foreign associate of the prestigious National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.

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Robinson to lead Office for Inclusive Excellence; Thomas-Hunt named Airbnb head of global diversity and belonging

May. 8, 2019—William H. Robinson, associate dean for academic success at the School of Engineering, will lead the Office for Inclusive Excellence as interim vice provost for strategic initiatives beginning June 1. Robinson takes on this new role following the departure of Melissa Thomas-Hunt, who has accepted a position with the executive team at Airbnb in San Francisco as their head of global diversity and belonging.

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Provost’s Women’s Initiative announces subcommittee members

May. 2, 2019—Faculty, students and postdocs serving on four subcommittees of the Provost’s Steering Committee for Initiatives Focusing on the Status of Women have been announced.

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Dallas couple commits $5M to endow inaugural Dean’s Chair at Vanderbilt University’s College of Arts and Science

Apr. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University alumni Ginny Searcy, BA’96, and Conner Searcy, BA’97, of Dallas have committed $5 million to create a new Dean’s Chair at the College of Arts and Science.

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The Open Dore: Moving forward together

Apr. 19, 2019—In her April newsletter, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente reflects on the tenure and legacy of outgoing Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos as well as planning for the university's future.

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Army Futures Command, Vanderbilt ink partnership to encourage innovation, education for both

Apr. 11, 2019—Army Futures Command and Vanderbilt University signed an agreement April 9 that links creative, innovative soldiers with top-tier Vanderbilt University experts so that ideas quickly can become useful products.

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Vanderbilt joins National Academies sexual harassment prevention collaborative as founding member

Apr. 10, 2019—Vanderbilt University has joined with the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine as a founding member of the new Action Collaborative on Preventing Sexual Harassment in Higher Education.

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Town hall discusses capital planning for academic buildings in A&S historic core and for sciences, engineering

Apr. 5, 2019—A recent town hall meeting brought together senior university leaders and several hundred Vanderbilt community members to discuss the findings of two capital improvement studies.

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New residential faculty to join Warren College, The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 2, 2019—New residential faculty appointments have been announced for Warren College and East House, effective fall 2019.

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Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos to step down Aug. 15

Apr. 2, 2019—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today that he will step down as the university’s eighth chancellor on Aug. 15 after more than a decade in the role. Zeppos plans to take a yearlong sabbatical before returning to the faculty as professor of law.

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