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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Candice Storey Lee to lead Commodores, makes history at Vanderbilt University
    Vanderbilt University has announced that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time Vanderbilt University graduate, has been named vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director at Vanderbilt after serving in the role on an interim basis since February. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt establishes Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship with $8 million gift
    Vanderbilt University has received an $8 million commitment to create the Nicholas S. Zeppos Scholarship, honoring the institution’s eighth chancellor. The Sarah and Ross Perot Jr. Foundation made the gift to recognize Zeppos’ extraordinary tenure as Vanderbilt chancellor from 2008 through 2019. [ Read More ]
3.   Class of 2020 Commencement celebration scheduled for May 1-2, 2021
    Vanderbilt University will hold the Class of 2020’s on-campus Commencement ceremony and related events on May 1 and 2, 2021. The dates were selected as the best option after evaluating input from a student committee, campus partners and various vendors that will contribute to events throughout the weekend. [ Read More ]
4.   Diermeier discusses managing crises in new journal article, podcast
    Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, explores the essentials of crisis management and offers advice to business and political leaders on handling the COVID-19 pandemic in a newly published article and podcast. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo A classical singer pivots during pandemic to bring cheer through parody
    When Chris Mann, a Vanderbilt alumnus with a degree in opera, started making music parody videos and posting them online, he struck a positive chord with millions of people also struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read More ]
6.   Vanderbilt Phase 1 of Return to Campus Plan remains in place as Nashville reopens further
    While Nashville will enter the second phase of its Roadmap for Reopening beginning Monday, May 25, Vanderbilt University will continue to follow its own Return to Campus Plan, which is currently in Vanderbilt Phase 1. [ Read More ]
7.   No quarantine on information at the Heard Libraries
    The Heard Libraries not only have continued to provide resources during the COVID-19 crisis, they have expanded the possibilities for teaching and research. [ Read More ]
8.   SEC presents $100K gift to Vanderbilt for faculty, staff and students seeking tornado relief
    The SEC Executive Committee has provided a $100,000 grant on behalf of the Southeastern Conference for disaster relief to aid Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff affected by the EF-3 tornado that struck Nashville and the surrounding area on March 3. [ Read More ]
9.   Vanderbilt Athletics to host virtual 5K; proceeds benefit Feed Our Heroes
    Commodore fans are invited to participate in a virtual 5K event from June 5 to 8, the proceeds of which will benefit Feed Our Heroes, an organization that delivers end-of-shift meals to local health care workers fighting COVID-19. [ Read More ]
10.   Bordeau appointed president of Pulse: International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education
    Andrea Bordeau, global safety and security manager for Vanderbilt University, has been appointed the inaugural president of Pulse: International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education. The announcement of her appointment comes as Bordeau has worked to ensure the safety of Vanderbilt community members while abroad. [ Read More ]
11.   Office of LGBTQI Life recognizes annual award winners
    The Office of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Intersex Life has announced the recipients of its annual LGBTQI Life awards, including the Allyship in Action, Advocate of the Year, Intersectional Advocate of the Year, and Spotlight awards. [ Read More ]
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