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Vanderbilt receives $5M commitment to honor Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos

Jun. 18, 2020—An anonymous foundation has made a $5 million commitment to Vanderbilt University in honor of Nicholas S. Zeppos, Cornelius Vanderbilt Chancellor Emeritus.

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Partisanship shapes Tennesseans’ coronavirus views: Vanderbilt Poll

Jun. 9, 2020—The partisanship of Tennesseans strongly influences their views on COVID-19, according to the latest statewide Vanderbilt Poll. The poll also found that economic worries abound as Tennesseans feel the financial effect of the safer-at-home order.

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Robinson named vice provost for academic advancement, executive director of Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Jun. 3, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente today announced the appointment of William H. Robinson as Vanderbilt’s vice provost for academic advancement and executive director of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence.

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Register for upcoming ‘Disrupting Everyday Bias’ workshops

Jun. 2, 2020—Learn about the various ways unconscious bias may have an impact on decision-making involving hiring, promotion, performance, communication and leadership during the upcoming "Disrupting Everyday Bias" workshops.

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Series of listening sessions on racial injustice scheduled for this week

Jun. 1, 2020—In the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer and subsequent protests for racial justice in a number of cities, the university will host a series of listening sessions for students, staff, faculty and postdoctoral scholars.

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Vanderbilt, Metro Nashville Public Works pilot automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at major campus intersections

Apr. 30, 2020—Pedestrians and drivers traveling near Vanderbilt’s campus will find new new automatic pedestrian crosswalk signals at five major intersections around the university and along a portion of 21st Avenue South, part of an effort to increase pedestrian safety and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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Two Arts and Science professors named 2020 Guggenheim Fellows

Apr. 30, 2020—Two College of Arts and Science professors are among 175 scholars, artists and scientists to be awarded 2020 John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowships.

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Vanderbilt jazz program honored by ‘DownBeat’ magazine 

Apr. 28, 2020—Blair School of Music’s budding jazz program earned top ranking in the category of Best Blues/Pop/Rock Group for "Commercial Break," a self-titled debut album written and recorded by an ensemble of Vanderbilt undergraduates.

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John M. Lutz appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations

Apr. 27, 2020—Vanderbilt University’s senior technology leader, John M. Lutz, has been appointed interim vice chancellor for development and alumni relations, effective immediately, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente announced today. He also will continue to serve as vice chancellor for information technology.

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Remote work period for staff extended through April 30

Apr. 3, 2020—In response to current guidance from public health experts and in alignment with local, state and federal directives related to social distancing, university leadership has decided to extend our remote work period through April 30.

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Room and Board adjustments launching; University invests $1 million in new Student Hardship Fund

Mar. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt University has announced two initiatives to support students and their families during the global COVID-19 pandemic: housing and dining financial adjustments for the spring 2020 semester, and the launch of a newly established Student Hardship Fund. The university also is committed to preserving the compensation and benefits of its housing, dining and other staff whose roles were affected by the move to alternative and online education this semester.

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Celebration honors nine new endowed chair holders

Feb. 28, 2020—Nine Vanderbilt faculty members who have been awarded endowed chairs were recently honored by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente, deans, colleagues and family members.

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