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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Bolton, Rice offer expert view of U.S. foreign policy process at Chancellor’s Lecture
    Ambassadors Susan Rice and John Bolton agreed during the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Wednesday evening that significant improvements are needed in the current decision-making process on national security issues, but the two sharply differed in their opinions on the recent presidential impeachment process. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt, American Talent Initiative mark progress in expanding higher-education access
    Vanderbilt University’s efforts to improve access to higher education through its alliance with the American Talent Initiative is showing dividends as the initiative reports that it is on track to enroll 50,000 more lower-income students at top colleges and universities by the year 2025. An annual progress update was released by ATI on Feb. 19. [ Read More ]
3.   Wente, Kopstain launch new Sustainability Advisory Council
    Vanderbilt has established a new Sustainability Advisory Council to guide and support the university’s progress toward its comprehensive long-term sustainability strategy. The council will include students, staff and faculty selected by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt recognizing 19th Amendment centennial throughout 2020; new website launched
    Throughout 2020, Vanderbilt University will mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees women’s constitutional right to vote. Vanderbilt will recognize the anniversary through a new website, educational programming, lectures, community events, historical exhibits, art displays and more. [ Read More ]
5.   Lee discusses the Vanderbilt Way
    Candice Storey Lee holds three degrees from Vanderbilt Peabody College and has served as an integral leader at the university and in Athletics for almost 20 years. As a former standout student-athlete, she understands the Vanderbilt Way firsthand. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Our favorite #vandygram of the week
    The temperatures may have been all over the place recently, but we’re still feeling 😍 about our recent snowy day on campus. And @zoe.thegoldendoodle just makes it 100x better. A clear favorite #vandygram. [ Read More ]
7.   Immersion Vanderbilt reaches a new milestone
    In this month’s edition of “The Open Dore” newsletter, Vanessa Beasley, vice provost for academic affairs and dean of residential faculty, discusses the importance of discovery as an integral part of Immersion Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
8.   Immersion plan proposals due April 1; series of events planned to help
    The April 1 deadline to submit Immersion plan proposals is approaching for students who matriculated during the summer and fall of 2018. Students in all phases of Immersion project planning will find helpful resources at the “Spring Into Immersion” events hosted throughout the month of March. [ Read More ]
9.   Next Steps at Vanderbilt celebrates 10 years of impact
    For the past decade, students with intellectual disability have found an inclusive postsecondary education experience through Next Steps at Vanderbilt. The program, housed in Peabody College of education and human development’s Department of Special Education, is marking its 10th anniversary with events and commemorations throughout 2020. [ Read More ]
10.   Vanderbilt Campus Dining earns allergen-free certification
    After passing a rigorous and thorough audit by Kitchens with Confidence, a leading independent food service accreditation system, Vanderbilt University has become the first U.S. university where all commercial on-campus kitchens are “Certified Free From” tree nuts and peanuts. In addition, Rand Dining Center’s 2301 platform is “Certified Free From” the top eight allergens as well as sesame. [ Read More ]
11.   LGBTQI Life to host conversation with ‘Buzzfeed News Morning Show’ co-host Zach Stafford tomorrow
    LGBTQI Life will host Zach Stafford, co-host of the “Buzzfeed News Morning Show AM to DM,” for a moderated conversation on Saturday, Feb. 22, at 4 p.m. in Sarratt Cinema. The program is free and open to the general public. [ Read More ]
12.   AlertVU test set for Tuesday
    Vanderbilt University Public Safety will conduct a test of the AlertVU emergency notification system on Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 1:30 p.m. AlertVU rapidly sends notification messages in the event of an imminent threat or danger to the Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
13.   Counselors wanted for Next Steps Summer Institute
    The Next Steps at Vanderbilt Summer Institute is an inclusive higher education preparatory experience for young adults with intellectual disability, ages 17-25. NSSI is now accepting applications for counselors. All undergraduate and graduate students are eligible to apply. [ Read More ]
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