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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   WATCH: A Word with Wente—the economic impact of COVID-19
    In her latest video message, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente discusses the strategies Vanderbilt is developing to control costs in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic downturn, and expresses deep gratitude for staff, faculty and researchers for their dedication, strength and steadfastness during this challenging time. [ Watch Now ]
2.   Vanderbilt Board of Trust names four new members
    The president and CEO of Nasdaq and a respected leader in the health care industry are among the new elected members of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust. [ Read More ]
3.   Wente launches University Continuity Working Group
    The University Continuity Working Group will advise university leadership by providing feedback and recommendations that allow the university to continue operating safely and productively in the coming months, fall semester and year ahead. [ Read More ]
4.   Identity centers offer adjusted resources and support for VU community in response to COVID-19
    The Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence, through its identity centers, has continued to promote academic success, cultural and professional education, and inclusivity and belonging for the Vanderbilt community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read More ]
5.   23 Vanderbilt students win prestigious NSF fellowships
    The National Science Foundation recently selected 18 Vanderbilt graduate students and five undergraduate students to receive Graduate Research Fellowships. Additionally, one undergraduate and 15 graduate students received honorable mentions. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Melodores share music, cultivate new fans during pandemic
    The Melodores, Vanderbilt’s award-winning a cappella group, have engaged multitudes of fans on social media as musical groups the world over find creative outlets to share music despite the coronavirus pandemic. [ Read More ]
7.   College boosts arts careers in surprising and important ways: report
    What you do in college has a surprising impact on your ability to sustain a career in the arts long-term, according to a new report co-authored by Alexandre Frenette, assistant professor of sociology and associate director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy.  [ Read More ]
8.   Student designers celebrated in ACE Design digital exhibit
    A new exhibit available online celebrates the work of the talented student artists who comprise Vanderbilt’s ACE Design team. [ Read More ]
9.   ‘Open Spaces: Comfort and Hope’ shares diverse array of artistic expressions, uplifting messages
    While the world is practicing social distancing to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, two Vanderbilt community members have created a virtual gathering space for students, faculty, staff and postdoctoral scholars to engage with uplifting musical performances, artistic presentations, poetry readings and more. [ Read More ]
10.   Campus Dining prepares care packages for students remaining on campus
    To help ease the stress of living through heightened COVID-19 safety protocols, the Campus Dining team is distributing care packages to all on-campus residential students who visit Rand Dining Center. [ Read More ]
11.   ‘Study Abroad 101’ virtual information meeting April 30
    All students are invited to learn the basics of studying abroad. Hear from Global Education Office staff about the benefits of studying overseas and how study abroad works at Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
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