Media companies sue Metro PD for access to VU rape case records

State's largest newspapers, AP and TV stations sue under state Public Records law
Feb 6, 2014 6:00 AM

VU seeks variance for planned engineering building

Vanderbilt University will appear before the Metro Board of Zoning Appeals on Thursday, Feb. 6, to request a height variance for a proposed engineering research building. VU wants to break ground on the facility this summer.

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Feb 5, 2014 8:37 AM

WGU adding management and leadership master's

WGU Tennessee will in April launch a new online master’s degree program in management and leadership to cater to mid-career professionals looking to sharpen their performance. The year-old college is sweetening the pot a bit with scholarships worth $2,000 over the program's four terms.

“This curriculum is designed to equip working adults with the leadership and organizational skills they need to manage and lead effectively,” WGU Tennessee’s chancellor, Dr. Kim Estep, said. “In order to be competitive in today’s business world, leaders must have strategic management skills, know how to develop high-performance teams, and create change.”

Jan 30, 2014 6:44 AM

VU promotes police chief, two in finance division

The leadership of Vanderbilt University on Friday said it has promoted the chief of its police department to associate vice chancellor and two executives in its Division of Finance to assistant vice chancellor. Police Chief August Washington, left in the photos below, has been at Vanderbilt since mid-2009, arriving from the University of Tennessee, and has been in law enforcement for 35 years. In VU's finance group, Deborah Janke and Shanmuga Sundaram have been named assistant vice chancellor for finance and IT and finance and administration, respectively. Both promotions are effective Feb. 1.

 

Jan 27, 2014 6:42 AM

VUSM promotes associate diversity dean to senior position

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine announced today that Dr. Andre L. Churchwell has been named senior associate dean for diversity affairs.

Previously the associate dean for diversity at VUSM, Churchwell is also a professor of medicine in cardiology, biomedical engineering and radiology and radiologic sciences.

Churchwell graduated magna cum laude from Vanderbilt in 1975 with a degree in engineering and from Harvard Medical School in 1979. Read more here.

Jan 9, 2014 11:30 AM

VU recruits two investment managers

Duo focused on hedge funds, public equities
Jan 3, 2014 10:22 AM

Vanderbilt jumpstarts expansion plans for Children’s Hospital

Work to begin in 2015 on four additional floors
Dec 31, 2013 8:33 AM

Peabody study reveals childrens' ed programming limitations

A Vanderbilt University study has found that educational programming is minimally effective for children unless parents watch too. The study, conducted by then-doctoral student Gabrielle Strouse under the direction Georgene Troseth (pictured), associate professor of psychology at the Peabody College of Education and Human Development, is published in the December 2014 issue of Developmental Psychology. Read more here.

Dec 23, 2013 8:43 AM

Zeppos ranks 25th on university leader compensation list

The Chronicle of Higher Education has ranked university leaders based on their annual executive compensation, with Vanderbilt's Nicholas S. Zeppos, who is paid about $1.23 million, ranking No. 25. Zeppos is among the three best-paid leaders of Southeastern-based universities. By contrast, University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer, who ranks No. 1, is paid about $3.36 million per year. See the full list here.

Dec 16, 2013 1:19 PM

MTSU inks research collaboration deal with Alabama A&M

The leaders of Middle Tennessee State University and Alabama A&M University on Friday signed an agreement to collaborate more closely on research into aerospace, agriscience and engineering projects. MTSU will provide A&M students with access to programs in engineering management, computational science and aerospace, while MTSU students will get access to A&M's engineering programs.

Officials said the three-year agreement builds upon two successful collaborations between the two universities: Both are partners in a consortium for a federal Unmanned Aircraft Systems test site as well as a three-year National Science Foundation-funded Partnership for Innovation in Technology grant.

Dec 16, 2013 8:43 AM