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  Wednesday, June 17, 2020  
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Our plan for the fall semester
Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente detail the university’s plans for the 2020-21 academic year in a message to the Vanderbilt community.
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Diermeier and Wente to host town halls for students, families
All incoming and current Vanderbilt students and their families are invited to learn more about the university’s Return to Campus Plan at two virtual town halls. The live sessions will take place June 17 at 7 p.m. and June 20 at 10 a.m.
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Commons Reading dovetails with university initiatives on diversity, inclusion
While all incoming Vanderbilt undergraduates are expected to read “The Person You Mean to Be,” the Commons Reading for 2020-21, the book will be particularly useful for anyone trying to understand the root causes of inequality.
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Vanderbilt celebrates Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers
Vanderbilt University is celebrating Monday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision protecting lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender workers from employment discrimination. The university has prohibited discrimination based on sexual orientation since 1991 and expanded its nondiscrimination policy to include gender identity in 2008.
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Divinity School hosts ‘Reclaiming Breath’ conversation today
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.
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Chief diversity officers of the SEC to present a COVID-19 webinar on health disparities, inequities and possible solutions June 24
Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, exploring the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis. The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.
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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.
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Class of 2020 celebrated with virtual toast
Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente was joined by deans, administrators, former and current faculty heads of house on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, coaches, Board of Trust members and alumni in saluting the Class of 2020 with a virtual toast.


Take Note

Women’s Center hosts salary negotiation workshop June 25

CampusPrint adds mobility enhancements

Vanderbilt Libraries roll out print material pick-up service

VUPS creates Public Health Ambassadors program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community

WeGo Public Transit implements enhanced service plan as Nashville reopens


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Vanderbilt in the News
Voice of America: Latest battles in U.S. culture war take aim at Southern history
Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history, is quoted.
Associated Press: CDC posts long-awaited tips for minimizing everyday risk
William Schaffner, professor of preventive medicine, is quoted.
Forbes: Task force calls for future stimulus checks to get a tech upgrade
Morgan Ricks, professor of law, is quoted.
The Tennessean: Mind games? How will playing in front of no fans affect professional athletes, should sports return
Aaron Jeckell, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, is quoted.
NBC News: What ICU doctors have learned about COVID-19—and how they’re prepared for a 2nd wave
Todd Rice, associate professor of medicine, is quoted.
The Atlantic: Coronavirus researchers tried to warn us
Mark Denison, Edward Claiborne Stahlman Chair in Pediatric Physiology and Cell Metabolism, is quoted.
The Independent (UK): End of lockdown could trigger ‘extreme’ congestion and worse air quality as commuters swap public transport for cars
The research of Dan Work, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering, is cited.
The Tennessean: ‘Err on the side of safety’: When can seniors get back out amid coronavirus reopening?
Victor Legner, associate professor of medicine, and Jim Powers, professor of medicine, are quoted.
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