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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   ‘No pause button’: Wente takes the helm as Vanderbilt’s interim chancellor
    As Susan R. Wente assumes the role of interim chancellor, she looks to further the university’s commitment to learning, discovery and creative expression with the same drive and optimism she’s cultivated as an academic leader, scholar and mentor. [ Read More ]
2.   ‘Strong Foundations’ reports Vanderbilt’s rise as a top U.S. research university
    Vanderbilt’s continued ascent as one of America’s leading research universities is chronicled in the university’s 2018-19 annual report, “Strong Foundations.” [ Read More ]
3.   Zeppos: What’s on my mind? All of you.
    Outgoing Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on his time at Vanderbilt in his final “What’s On My Mind” column. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt ranks No. 1 for student satisfaction, best quality of life
    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.” [ Read More ]
5.   Identity-based centers and offices move to Office for Inclusive Excellence
    Four Vanderbilt identity-based centers and offices are now under the umbrella of the Office for Inclusive Excellence. The move is designed to elevate their mission and expand their impact. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    While we’re ready for our college students to start classes next week, some of our mini-Commodores are already grinding away! We love this photo from @cierrangelicaprice of her little one’s first day. 😍 Have any first-day-of-school throwback pics? Share them with us using #vandygram. [ Read More ]
7.   VU updates nighttime student shuttle service; VandyRide will enhance efficiency and safety
    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. [ Read More ]
8.   Make Move-In Earth-friendly with the VU Cardboard Crew and FutureVU Sustainability
    The VU Cardboard Crew will assist first-year students with recycling their cardboard, Styrofoam and plastic film wrapping during this year’s Move-In, and FutureVU Sustainability will host booths at the upcoming student resource fairs sharing tips on how students can minimize waste and recycle as they return to campus. [ Read More ]
9.   Search committee announced to find next dean of Blair School of Music
    Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the next dean of the Blair School of Music. [ Read More ]
10.   Posse Scholars to celebrate 30th anniversary with Aug. 30 celebration
    The Posse Scholars program will recognize its 30th anniversary with a campus celebration on Friday, Aug. 30, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade. The entire Vanderbilt community is invited to join in the event. [ Read More ]
11.   University partners with local organizations to salvage Manuel House architecture
    Vanderbilt University partnered with Nashville organizations Preservation Station and Project Return in its efforts to preserve a part of Nashville’s vibrant cultural history, the Manuel House. [ Read More ]
12.   Learn about progress in Peabody Neighborhood newsletter
    Read about construction progress made at Peabody College over the summer months, as well as upcoming milestones, student Move-In plans, events and more. [ Read More ]
13.   2019 Commodore Quake to feature Megan Thee Stallion, Bren Joy; tickets on sale Aug. 23
    Vanderbilt’s 19th annual Commodore Quake will feature headliner Megan Thee Stallion and Bren Joy performing on Friday, Oct. 18, at 8 p.m. in Memorial Gym. Tickets for the event go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 23. [ Read More ]
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