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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt, peer institutions oppose new ICE guidance for international students, will file amicus brief
    Vanderbilt University and more than 50 of the nation’s top universities and colleges plan to file a joint amicus brief in support of a lawsuit opposing new federal immigration guidance requiring international students with F-1 visas to leave the United States, or transfer to another school, if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall. The brief is expected to be filed early next week. [ Read More ]
2.   Message from Provost Wente and Vice Chancellor Kopstain to community members with school-aged children
    The university fully recognizes the challenges that local school districts’ plans for the fall pose for members of the Vanderbilt community with school-aged children and is committed to continuing to help faculty, staff, postdocs and students navigate the ever-changing impacts of the pandemic on daily life, write Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to the VU community. [ Read More ]
3.   Vanderbilt joins peers to support prospective students during COVID-19
    Vanderbilt University has signed a nationwide pledge from college admissions officers outlining what is expected and valued on college applications to reduce stress for prospective students and their families. [ Read More ]
4.   Meet Lorenzo F. Candelaria, new dean at the Blair School of Music
    The Blair School of Music begins a new leadership era as it welcomes Lorenzo F. Candelaria as its new dean. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo ‘Anchor Down. Step Up.’ campaign aims to inform VU community about health, safety during COVID-19
    Vanderbilt has launched the ANCHOR DOWN. STEP UP. campaign, as the university continues to take action to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and to prepare for the start of the fall semester. [ Read More ]
6.   Hundreds gather for virtual Memorial Service Against Racism hosted by Churchwell
    Hundreds participated in a Memorial Service Against Racism on June 29 organized by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell. [ Read More ]
7.   Immigration Practice Clinic students support communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19
    Three Vanderbilt Law School students with the school’s Immigration Practice Clinic assisted in drafting a Nashville Metropolitan Council resolution that supports immigrant communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The resolution was passed by the Metro Council on July 7. [ Read More ]
8.   Vanderbilt’s EasyRide program expands to offer free regional bus, train rides
    All full-time and part-time Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and students can now ride WeGo Local buses, WeGo Regional buses and the WeGo Star train for free using their Vanderbilt ID cards. In addition, these groups can ride the buses and train for free with their Vanderbilt ID at any time, not only when commuting to and from campus. [ Read More ]
9.   Register for ‘VandyHacks: Summer Edition’ July 10-12
    VandyHacks is Vanderbilt University’s student-run hack-a-thon, where participants from all over the country create innovative and meaningful projects over the course of 36 hours. This year, the event will be held virtually July 10-12. [ Read More ]
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