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Feedback requested on QEP finalist proposals

Feb. 1, 2016—The Office of the Provost is soliciting campus feedback on three proposals under consideration for selection as Vanderbilt’s 2017 Quality Enhancement Plan. The QEP is focused on Immersion Vanderbilt and will serve as a critical piece of the university’s reaffirmation of accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

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January issue of provost’s ‘Open Dore’ newsletter now available

Jan. 29, 2016—"We are midway through the academic year, and this time of year brings a flurry of activities to recruit new faculty," writes Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente in the January issue of "The Open Dore."

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Vanderbilt releases campus climate survey results and recommendations for combating sexual assault

Jan. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt University has released results from its inaugural Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault. The university also released recommendations developed by its Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault based on its analysis of survey results.

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Commons Reading announced for 2016-17

Jan. 25, 2016—The Commons Reading for the 2016-17 academic year will be "Strong Inside: Perry Wallace and the Collision of Race and Sports in the South" by Vanderbilt alumnus Andrew Maraniss, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente and Vanessa Beasley, dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, announced today.

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Classes, normal university operations to resume Monday, Jan. 25

Jan. 24, 2016—Classes and all other normal university operations will resume Monday, Jan. 25.

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Winter weather cancels classes, but gears up campus services

Jan. 22, 2016—When Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente emailed students early Friday morning to inform them that classes had been cancelled for the day, many of them no doubt took it as a signal to sleep in or to begin their weekends early. But for a team of dedicated staff and administrators, the work of dealing with the winter weather had just begun.

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Fourteen faculty members selected as 2016 Chancellor Faculty Fellows

Jan. 21, 2016—Fourteen outstanding faculty members from across the university have been named to the 2016 class of Chancellor Faculty Fellows. The class comprises highly accomplished, recently tenured faculty from the humanities, social sciences, life and physical sciences, and clinical sciences, as well as business, education and engineering.

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Nominations due Feb. 8 for Johnson Award recognizing faculty leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion

Jan. 18, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has announced the establishment of the Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor Award, to be given annually beginning at the 2016 Spring Faculty Assembly. The award will recognize a faculty member whose contributions have enhanced equity, diversity and inclusion in the university’s academic endeavors.

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Harrison named director of Sponsored Programs Administration

Jan. 11, 2016—Janiece Harrison, a finance, administration and research administration leader with 25 years of experience at Vanderbilt, has been named director of the newly created Sponsored Programs Administration, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente announced today.

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Mark Wallace named dean of the Graduate School

Jan. 7, 2016—Mark Wallace, director of the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and a prolific and distinguished neurobiologist and mentor, has been named dean of the Vanderbilt University Graduate School, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan Wente announced today.

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Vanderbilt No. 3 on Kiplinger list of ‘best value’ private universities

Dec. 21, 2015—Vanderbilt University is ranked No. 3 among private universities on the "Kiplinger’s Personal Finance" list of “Best College Values” for 2016, behind only Princeton and Harvard universities.

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Vanderbilt Class of 2019 most selective, academically accomplished and diverse in school history

Dec. 17, 2015—The Vanderbilt University Class of 2019 is finishing up its first semester on campus this week, and it does so as the most selective, academically qualified, and ethnically and geographically diverse entering class in school history.

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