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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Chancellor’s Lecturer Terry Crews urges Vanderbilt to embrace ‘culture of caring’
    Athlete, actor and activist Terry Crews shared his personal story as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series Monday evening, encouraging increased respect and compassion for others. [ Read More ]
2.   Wente: Charting the path for the future
    In the debut of her “Open Mind” column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente shares her perspective on the values, opportunities, challenges and priorities that drive Vanderbilt’s mission. [ Read More ]
3.   Provost’s Women’s AdVancement and Equity Council to host town hall Sept. 25
    A progress report on efforts to ensure that women engaged in research, teaching and learning at Vanderbilt are supported and succeeding will be the focus of a town hall on Sept. 25. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt shines in ‘U.S. News’ rankings; named ‘best value’ for need-based financial aid
    Vanderbilt has been recognized as one of the nation’s best universities in “U.S. News & World Report’s” 2020 Best Colleges rankings. The university also received high marks for its approach to need-based financial aid. [ Read More ]
5.   Athletics seeks input from the VU community on strategic priorities
    Vanderbilt University Athletics is seeking input from the university community as it develops a new, long-range strategic plan to help bolster Commodore sports programs and ensure the success of student-athletes on and off the field. [ Read More ]
6.   Wente appoints new Faculty Athletics Committee
    A new Faculty Athletics Committee—one of the recommendations of the Faculty Senate Task Force on University Athletics—will devote attention to issues at the intersection of academics and athletics at Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
7.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    You already know walking through campus is extremely picturesque, but there’s something extra special about when you start noticing the little details! For example, @islanders_collective was inspired by the top of the @vanderbiltadmissions building as she completes a 30 days of Character Design Challenge, making this our favorite #vandygram of the week. 😍 [ Read More ]
8.   Community collaboration leads to redesigned Fleming Yard
    The reimagination of Fleming Yard, an outdoor space located between Sarratt Student Center and Alumni Lawn, was the culmination of collaborative efforts among students, faculty and administrators from the Division of Administration. [ Read More ]
9.   Find Your Impact: HOD major expands music dreams with immersion capstone
    Human and organizational development major William Hall is taking his music dreams to the next level with a capstone immersion experience at Nashville’s acclaimed Blackbird Music Studio. [ Read More ]
10.   Free bike safety class, guided city bus trip scheduled for tomorrow
    Vanderbilt University Public Safety will offer a free bike safety class, and VUPS and WeGo will partner to offer a guided city bus trip for first-year students to Trader Joe’s, both on Saturday, Sept. 14. [ Read More ]
11.   AlertVU test scheduled for Sept. 17
    Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system, which rapidly sends messages to the Vanderbilt community in the event of an imminent threat or danger, on Tuesday, Sept. 17, at 2 p.m. [ Read More ]
12.   Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 19
    The sixth annual Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 19, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center. The event will feature poster presentations of student research projects that are representative of a variety of fields and disciplines. [ Read More ]
13.   Experience Vanderbilt funding for 2019-20 open to students
    Experience Vanderbilt provides students who qualify for need-based financial aid with up to $500 for extracurricular experiences or an event pass to purchase tickets for on-campus events. The upperclass application for 2019-20 is open until Friday, Sept. 13. The first-year and transfer student application is open Sept. 30-Oct. 18. [ Read More ]
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