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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt professor shares history of Juneteenth and its significance today
    Celebrations of Juneteenth, the oldest known celebration in the United States commemorating the end of slavery, will be shaped this year by the 2020 political landscape, according to Brandon Byrd, assistant professor of history at Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
2.   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. [ Read More ]
3.   Diermeier and Wente to host town hall 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 a virtual town hall tomorrow. The live session will take place on Saturday, June 20, at 10 a.m. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo 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. [ Read More ]
5.   Vanderbilt announces new standardized testing policies for applicants
    To support prospective students and their families during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic—which has impacted the availability and accessibility of the SAT and ACT exams—Vanderbilt University will not require scores from these standardized tests for students applying to enter the university in the fall of 2021. [ Read More ]
6.   Wente announces Beasley’s expanded role focused on undergraduate education
    Vanessa Beasley’s role as vice provost for academic affairs is expanding with oversight of four additional areas integral to the undergraduate education experience. [ Read More ]
7.   Ten first-year students chosen as newest Ingram Scholars
    Ten incoming first-year Vanderbilt University students have been named to the newest class of the Ingram Scholars Program. [ Read More ]
8.   Statement from Vanderbilt University regarding Supreme Court ruling on DACA
    Read Vanderbilt University’s statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 18, 2020, ruling on the Unites States’ Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy. [ Read More ]
9.   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. [ Read More ]
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