Vanderbilt University http://wkms.org en Vanderbilt Medical Center Cuts Jobs http://wkms.org/post/vanderbilt-medical-center-cuts-jobs <p></p><p>Vanderbilt University Medical Center has cut an unspecified number of jobs across departments at the academic medical center.</p><p>Vanderbilt spokesman John Howser told The Tennessean the cuts were not considered layoffs. Howser said Vanderbilt, one of the city's largest private employers, was taking steps to address workplace performance.</p><p> Thu, 04 Jul 2013 18:35:14 +0000 John Null & The Associated Press 32773 at http://wkms.org Vanderbilt Medical Center Cuts Jobs TN Bill to Strip Police Powers ‘Unbelievable’ to Vanderbilt http://wkms.org/post/tn-bill-strip-police-powers-unbelievable-vanderbilt <p></p><p>State lawmakers are threatening to pull the rug out from under Vanderbilt University’s police force of 90 sworn officers. It’s a roundabout way to overturn a controversial non-discrimination policy on campus. Wed, 06 Mar 2013 11:49:08 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28934 at http://wkms.org TN Bill to Strip Police Powers ‘Unbelievable’ to Vanderbilt Public All Comers Policy Gets Off the Ground in Tennessee http://wkms.org/post/public-all-comers-policy-gets-ground-tennessee <p></p><p>Anti-discrimination student policies similar to one at Vanderbilt University would be banned under a bill that passed its first legislative test last night. The sponsor says just because public colleges haven’t adopted all-comers policies doesn’t mean they won’t.</p><p>Requiring that any student can join any campus club and even hold leadership positions has become popular among elite, private schools. Vanderbilt began enforcing an all-comers rule after a gay student was kicked out of a Christian organization.</p><p>David Fowler of Family Action of Tennessee says he could see the same happening at public institutions, several of which have been more open to same-sex relationships by wanting to extend benefits to partners. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:34:13 +0000 Blake Farmer (Nashville Public Radio) 28602 at http://wkms.org Public All Comers Policy Gets Off the Ground in Tennessee Haslam Vetoes Nondiscrimination Bill http://wkms.org/post/haslam-vetoes-nondiscrimination-bill <p>The governor has vetoed a measure that tried to force Vanderbilt University to exempt student religious groups from its nondiscrimination policy. The university&#39;s so-called &quot;all-comers&quot; policy requires student groups at the school to allow any interested students to join and run for office. Some religious groups have waged a high-profile battle to overturn it. Thu, 03 May 2012 14:48:44 +0000 Associated Press 17843 at http://wkms.org Haslam Vetoes Nondiscrimination Bill