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Former Gov. Bill Haslam joins Vanderbilt faculty

Sep. 4, 2019—Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam has joined Vanderbilt’s faculty as a distinguished visiting professor of political science this fall. Haslam will bring a practitioner's perspective to a popular undergraduate course on political leadership co-taught by Vanderbilt professors John Geer and Jon Meacham.

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Reserve your tickets for Employee Tailgate on Sept. 28

Aug. 30, 2019—Vanderbilt University employees and their families are invited to an exclusive pregame tailgate on Saturday, Sept. 28, before the Vanderbilt vs. Northern Illinois football game. Online registration for tickets to the game and pregame tailgate party begin today at 10 a.m. and are available on the Tailgate 2019 website.

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University eliminates single-use plastic water and soda bottles in operations on campus

Aug. 28, 2019—As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Vanderbilt University announced today it will eliminate all single-use plastic water and soda bottles in its operations throughout dining facilities, markets and vending machines on campus, saving more than 430,000 plastic bottles per year and over 1.7 million bottles during a graduating class’s four-year experience.

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State legislature honors Corbin, VandyBoys

Aug. 23, 2019—The Tennessee General Assembly on Aug. 23 honored Head Baseball Coach Tim Corbin and the Vanderbilt Commodores for winning the 2019 College World Series, with the House of Representatives unanimously passing a resolution.

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Wente charts path forward to build on university’s strengths at Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 23, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente pledged to keep Vanderbilt on a strong path moving forward, with continued investments in faculty and the student experience, during her Fall Faculty Assembly address on Aug. 22.

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11 faculty members honored at Fall Faculty Assembly

Aug. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s most prestigious faculty prize for accomplishments in research, scholarship or creative expression was awarded to University Distinguished Professor of Law, Economics and Management W. Kip Viscusi on Aug. 22. He was one of 11 award recipients during Fall Faculty Assembly.

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University updates nighttime student shuttle service; VandyRide will enhance efficiency and safety

Aug. 14, 2019—Updates to the service, formerly known as Vandy Vans, include earlier and longer service times and new routes as part of Vanderbilt’s strategic mobility and transportation plan, MoveVU.

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Vanderbilt ranks No. 1 for student satisfaction, best quality of life

Aug. 12, 2019—Vanderbilt is ranked No. 1 in the “Their Students Love These Colleges” category in The Princeton Review’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The university also took the top spot for “Best Quality of Life.”

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Show that your black and gold never fade on College Colors Day

Aug. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt will celebrate College Colors Day on Friday, Aug. 30, when faculty, staff and students don their black-and-gold apparel ahead of the Aug. 31 football season opener at Vanderbilt Stadium against the University of Georgia.

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School of Nursing named Center of Excellence

Aug. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt University School of Nursing has been designated an NLN Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing in recognition of its high standards of educational excellence and visionary leadership.

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Fall Faculty Assembly is Aug. 22 

Aug. 7, 2019—All faculty are invited to attend the Fall Faculty Assembly on Thursday, Aug. 22, as Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente discusses goals and priorities for the 2019-20 academic year and presents the university’s highest honors.

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‘SEC Nation’ will kick off 2019 football season from Vanderbilt

Jul. 19, 2019—"SEC Nation," the SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, will kick off week 1 of the 2019 football season on the Vanderbilt campus Saturday, Aug. 31, when the Commodores plays host to the University of Georgia Bulldogs. The location of the SEC Network’s presence on campus will be announced at a later date.

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