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  12 things you need to know this week  
1.   A Message from Interim Chancellor Susan R. Wente: The Economic Impact of COVID-19
    As we confront dual health and economic crises, we must remain steadfast in the constant pursuit of our mission and the ideals outlined in our Academic Strategic Plan. These core commitments are front of mind as we consider scenarios that will ensure the university’s success today and into the future, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a message to the Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt to use $2.8 million in CARES Act funding to support students affected by COVID-19
    Vanderbilt University will use $2.8 million it receives as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to directly support students who have demonstrated need and are facing significant financial challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read More ]
3.   Open Mind: What comes next
    In her latest “Open Mind” column, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente shares how multiple groups are contributing to potential strategies and planning related to the university’s response to COVID-19. [ Read More ]
4.   ‘U.S. News’ ranks Vanderbilt graduate schools among nation’s best
    “U.S. News & World Report” continues to place Vanderbilt University’s graduate schools among the nation’s best in its latest rankings. [ Read More ]
5.   Commencement 2020 Graduating Student Committee announced
    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente has appointed a new advisory group composed of students from the Class of 2020 to provide feedback and engage in planning their postponed Commencement ceremony and related events that will now take place in May 2021. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo M.P.H. student working front lines of COVID-19 for Native Americans
    Just a week into her position with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board, Tamee Livermont, a master of public health student who will graduate with the Class of 2020, was helping to lead the fight against the COVID-19 crisis. [ Read More ]
7.   WATCH: A Word with Wente—a discussion with Dr. David Aronoff
    In her latest video message, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses COVID-19 with Dr. David Aronoff, professor of medicine, pathology, microbiology and immunology and director of the Division of Infectious Diseases at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. [ Read More ]
8.   New residential faculty announced for Zeppos College, The Ingram Commons
    Three new residential faculty have been appointed to help enrich the Vanderbilt educational experience beyond the classroom and build supportive and diverse communities on campus. [ Read More ]
9.   College of Arts and Science converts thriving academic programs to departments
    The College of Arts and Science will convert four programs and one center into full departments, following approval from the Board of Trust. [ Read More ]
10.   Application deadline extended to May 15 for Peabody master’s programs
    Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development has extended its application deadline for graduating Vanderbilt seniors who are interested in pursuing a master’s degree in areas such as public policy, higher education, entrepreneurship, organizational leadership, community development, teaching, or counseling. The new deadline is May 15. [ Read More ]
11.   Virtual Gatherings: Robert Penn Warren Center connects humanities scholars
    The Robert Penn Warren Center keeps humanities scholars connected during the coronavirus outbreak through online events that include weekly virtual happy hours. [ Read More ]
12.   Apply now for Experience Vanderbilt funding for the 2020-21 academic year
    Applications to receive Experience Vanderbilt funding for the 2020-21 academic year are now being accepted. The application will be open throughout the month of April, closing at 11:45 p.m. CDT on Thursday, April 30. [ Read More ]
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