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Dobson named associate dean of students

Feb. 15, 2016—Frank Dobson's new role will facilitate the integration of the mission and programming of the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence with that of the Black Cultural Center as Vanderbilt seeks to address issues of diversity, inclusion and intercultural sensitivity.

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Three Vanderbilt alumni named to Forbes 30 Under 30 list

Feb. 10, 2016—Three Vanderbilt alumni--the co-founder of a digital innovation company, the founder of a creative services agency specializing in crowdfunding, and an education reformer--have been named to Forbes' “30 Under 30” list.

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Rites of Spring is April 15-16

Feb. 6, 2016—Vanderbilt’s 2016 Rites of Spring music festival is scheduled for Friday, April 15, and Saturday, April 16, on Alumni Lawn. This year’s headlining acts are Future and Porter Robinson.

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Meacham to discuss Bush 41 biography joined by Alexander, Zeppos Feb. 15

Jan. 29, 2016—Vanderbilt University Distinguished Visiting Professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander and Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will discuss Meacham’s latest book, "Destiny and Power: The American Odyssey of George Herbert Walker Bush," on Feb. 15 in the next installment of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Construction blasting resumes for Village 21 project

Jan. 28, 2016—The Office of Space and Facilities Planning reports that construction blasting has resumed at the Village 21 project at the corner of Wedgewood Avenue and 21st Avenue South.

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1960s civil rights ‘voices’ to discuss Warren’s ‘Who Speaks for the Negro?’

Jan. 28, 2016—Author and alumnus Robert Penn Warren's impact on civil rights is among the topics of a Feb. 10 panel discussion with '60s activists Robert Moses and Ruth Turner Perot along with the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith Jr., pastor of the historic First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill.

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Staff town hall gathers input on diversity and inclusion

Jan. 25, 2016—The first in a series of town hall meetings to gather input from staff on how to create a more diverse and inclusive community at Vanderbilt was held Jan. 21.

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History journal launched by Vanderbilt undergraduates

Jan. 21, 2016—The "Vanderbilt Historical Review" is online and ready for readers, with a semiannual publication schedule planned from now on.

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Vanderbilt ranks fifth in campus diversity study

Jan. 18, 2016—Vanderbilt posted its highest percentage ever for diversifying the entering freshman class in the just-released annual survey of the "Journal of Blacks in Higher Education."

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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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Five questions with Barb Carroll, Vanderbilt University’s new chief HR officer

Jan. 13, 2016—Barb Carroll's appointment as the university's new chief HR officer brings her back to her alma mater and the place where her HR career began. MyVU sat down with Carroll last week to ask her five questions.

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Pope’s call for ecological action focus of cross-disciplinary talks

Jan. 12, 2016—Environmental experts from a variety of fields will come together at Vanderbilt Divinity School for three public events this spring to discuss and respond to Pope Francis' letter on climate change.

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