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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Diermeier discusses confronting challenges, embracing opportunity in virtual gatherings
    Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflected on the extraordinary challenges presented by COVID-19 as well as racial injustice in our society—and discussed the university’s role in confronting these challenges—during a series of recent virtual gatherings with the Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
2.   Statement from August Washington: Our commitment to your safety
    Vanderbilt University Public Safety is committed to keeping the VU community safe while never infringing upon the right to freedom of speech and peaceful assembly, writes Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Special Initiatives August Washington. [ Read More ]
3.   Four baseball student-athletes selected in MLB Draft
    Junior standout Austin Martin was selected fifth overall by the Toronto Blue Jays, and junior pitchers Tyler Brown, Jake Eder and Mason Hickman were selected on the second and final day of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft. [ Read More ]
4.   Vernon named engineering school’s interim associate dean for academic success
    Julianne Vernon, research assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, has been appointed interim associate dean for academic success in the School of Engineering. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Creating performance art during COVID-19
    When COVID-19 arrived in Nashville, Jana Harper, professor of the practice of art, had to quickly adapt her NEA-supported performance art piece to reflect the necessities of social distancing. [ Read More ]
6.   Peabody alumna launches COVID-19 resource page to help small nonprofits
    Laura Love, BS’93, established the Get Grounded Foundation in 2015 with the goal of offering crucial seed money to help small Colorado nonprofits focusing on at-risk youth launch innovative ideas or programs. When COVID-19 hit, she recognized a void her organization was uniquely positioned to fill. [ Read More ]
7.   Class of 2020 celebrated in virtual toast June 17
    Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente will be joined by other campus leaders and members of the Vanderbilt community when they salute the Class of 2020 with a virtual toast on Wednesday, June 17. [ Read More ]
8.   Divinity School hosts ‘Reclaiming Breath’ conversations June 17, 23
    Join Vanderbilt Divinity School and local and regional community members for a series of virtual conversations to process, organize and act. All who are committed to listening, learning and organizing for action are welcome to attend. [ Read More ]
9.   Wireless network security update set for July 8
    VUIT will update the vuNet and eduroam wireless networks on July 8. After the updates occur, all VU-managed devices will be automatically reconnected to the networks. However, personal smart devices or other non-Vanderbilt issued devices will need to be reconnected to the networks by the user. [ Read More ]
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