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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Deadline extended for Chancellor Search feedback form
    To prolong momentum in the search for Vanderbilt’s ninth chancellor and enable as much participation in the search process as possible, the deadline for filling out the online feedback form has been extended to Monday, Sept. 9, at 10 p.m. CT. [ Read More ]
2.   Academic Strategic Plan’s five-year progress report shows transformative impact
    A newly released five-year progress report on the Academic Strategic Plan highlights many new initiatives, including several that enhance the student experience and elevate teaching and discovery. [ Read More ]
3.   University launches centralized gender harassment web portal
    A new gender harassment web portal, a cross-campus collaborative effort led by the Office of the Provost, is designed to advance Vanderbilt’s prevention of and response to gender harassment. [ Read More ]
4.   Wente announces new council to advance university’s efforts around diversity and inclusion; annual diversity reports released
    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has announced the details of a new council to advocate for diversity and inclusion across all areas of the university. The council’s work will be informed and guided by the 2018-19 Chancellor’s Diversity Report. [ Read More ]
5.   Former Gov. Bill Haslam joins Vanderbilt faculty
    Former Tennessee governor Bill Haslam has joined Vanderbilt’s faculty as a distinguished visiting professor of political science this fall. Haslam will bring a practitioner’s perspective to a popular undergraduate course on political leadership co-taught by Vanderbilt professors John Geer and Jon Meacham. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    This week our favorite #vandygram goes to @mingjing0304. While we may not have been successful on the field last week, we love seeing our students rep that black & gold! 🖤💛 [ Read More ]
7.   Posse Scholars program celebrates 30 years of impact at Vanderbilt
    More than 50 people attended the Aug. 30 event, which included fellowship, celebratory desserts and remarks given by several Posse scholars and mentors on their experiences as part of the program. [ Read More ]
8.   Three VU doctoral students receive 2019 Gilliam Fellowships to support diversity and inclusion in science
    The Howard Hughes Medical Institute has awarded Gilliam Fellowships for Advanced Study to three Vanderbilt University doctoral students and their advisers. The grants are designed to support new scientific leaders and foster diversity and inclusion in the sciences. [ Read More ]
9.   Vanderbilt Divinity School expansion features water, wood and light
    Faculty, staff, students and friends gathered at the Vanderbilt Divinity School to witness the dedication and ribbon cutting for the school’s much-anticipated new expansion. [ Read More ]
10.   Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in September newsletter
    The West End Neighborhood is quickly transforming, as areas such as the Kensington beautification and the new Commons/Lawn are completed. Read about upcoming milestones and more in the September newsletter. [ Read More ]
11.   New ‘Hands Free Tennessee’ law focuses on distracted driving
    The new law, effective since July 1, focuses on distracted driving, making it illegal to use or hold a cell phone while operating a vehicle. [ Read More ]
12.   Get free ice cream, meet subject librarians at Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries event Sept. 12
    The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host an ice cream social for all students on Thursday, Sept. 12, in the Central Library Community Room from 1 to 3 p.m. Build-your-own sundaes catered by Ben & Jerry’s will be available while supplies last. [ Read More ]
13.   Space archaeologist and TED Prize winner to deliver University Course special lecture on Sept. 26
    Archaeologist and Egyptologist Sarah Parcak, whose work on using modern satellite imagery to study ancient civilizations has received worldwide acclaim, will speak at Vanderbilt on Sept. 26 as part of a special University Course guest lecture. The free lecture will take place at 5:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room. [ Read More ]
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