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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Actor, activist Terry Crews leads off 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series
    Actor, activist and former pro athlete Terry Crews will lead off the 2019-20 Chancellor’s Lecture Series on Monday, Sept. 9. The theme of the fall series is “Culture of Respect; Culture of Caring.” [ Read More ]
2.   Watch: Get to know Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente
    Students, alumni, faculty and staff who have worked with Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente describe her as an educator, innovator and leader. [ Watch Now ]
3.   Faculty members appointed to 2019-20 provost committee focused on preventing sexual misconduct
    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has appointed 12 faculty members to the 2019-20 Provost’s Sexual Misconduct Prevention Committee. The committee will support the university’s ongoing work of creating a campus environment that is safe and friendly for all members of the Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
4.   Senior leaders participate in daylong unconscious bias education workshop
    Vanderbilt University’s senior leaders came together Aug. 28 for a daylong education workshop on unconscious bias. The event was conducted in support of the university’s commitment to embody the values of equity, diversity and inclusion and foster a culture of respect and belonging across campus. [ Read More ]
5.   Student-athlete: Jared Pinkney
    Jared Pinkney could have heard his name called on the second day of the NFL Draft. Graded a “second- to fourth-round prospect,” Vanderbilt’s star tight end had a decision to make: turn pro, or return to the university to finish out his senior season. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    We know that first week of classes can be tough – between meeting new professors, trying to remember your schedule, and just generally getting back into the groove of things – it’s exhausting! That’s why our favorite #vandygram of the week goes to @artbeginswitha, who shared this water color quote she made motivating herself through the first day of “18th grade.” 😉 [ Read More ]
7.   ‘SEC Nation’ to broadcast live from The Ingram Commons tomorrow
    “SEC Nation,” the SEC Network’s traveling pregame show, will kick off week 1 of the 2019 football season from The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this Saturday, when Vanderbilt plays host to Georgia. The show airs live from 9 to 11 a.m., and Vanderbilt head coach Derek Mason is scheduled to appear at 10 a.m. Kickoff for the game is slated for 6:30 p.m. on the SEC Network. [ Read More ]
8.   VandyRide adds shuttle, announces black route alternative for game days
    VandyRide will add a shuttle and adjust its black route on the Saturdays of home football games this fall to accommodate road closures related to the games. [ Read More ]
9.   University eliminates single-use plastic water and soda bottles in operations on campus
    As part of its ongoing sustainability efforts, Vanderbilt has announced 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. [ Read More ]
10.   ImmersionHub launched; Class of 2022 can submit plan proposals
    Vanderbilt students and faculty now have access to ImmersionHub, a project management system designed to track the progress of Immersion Vanderbilt projects and provide information about the recently launched undergraduate degree requirement. [ Read More ]
11.   Vanderbilt welcomes first cohort of seven veterans to Bass Military Scholars Program
    Vanderbilt University’s Bass Military Scholars Program begins its inaugural year with the arrival of seven new scholars on campus this semester. The scholars, all of whom are U.S. military veterans, are pursuing professional degrees across several of Vanderbilt’s schools. [ Read More ]
12.   Find community and support at 6th annual Diverse ‘Dores Day Sept. 3
    Vanderbilt’s sixth annual Diverse ‘Dores Day will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 3, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the Sarratt Student Center Promenade. [ Read More ]
13.   Take a photo with VU Baseball’s championship trophy Sept. 5
    The VU community is invited to take photos with Vanderbilt’s national baseball championship trophy on Thursday, Sept. 5, from noon to 1 p.m. The trophy will be displayed in front of the newly designed entryway between Sarratt Student Center and Rand Hall that features a Commodore Baseball backdrop. [ Read More ]
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