Vanderbilt University

Society
1:35 pm
Thu July 4, 2013

Vanderbilt Medical Center Cuts Jobs

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Vanderbilt University Medical Center has cut an unspecified number of jobs across departments at the academic medical center.

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.

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Politics
5:49 am
Wed March 6, 2013

TN Bill to Strip Police Powers ‘Unbelievable’ to Vanderbilt

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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.

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2013 TN General Assembly
6:34 am
Wed February 27, 2013

Public All Comers Policy Gets Off the Ground in Tennessee

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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.

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.

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.

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2012 Tennessee General Assembly
9:48 am
Thu May 3, 2012

Haslam Vetoes Nondiscrimination Bill

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The governor has vetoed a measure that tried to force Vanderbilt University to exempt student religious groups from its nondiscrimination policy. The university's so-called "all-comers" 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. Haslam says he disagrees the universities policy, but he says it's "inappropriate for government to mandate the policies of a private institution." The veto is Haslam's first since he took office in 2010.