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  6 things you need to know this week  
1.   VU, VUMC medical experts to host town halls about the medical aspects of COVID-19
    Medical and public health experts from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host two virtual town halls focused on the medical aspects of COVID-19 on Saturday, July 18. They will address the latest understanding of the virus, best practices and the science behind public health protocols designed to slow the spread, as well as the university’s plans for testing and contact tracing. The town hall for faculty and staff will take place from noon to 1 p.m. The town hall for student and families will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt shares classroom health and safety protocols for upcoming academic year
    In close collaboration with faculty leaders, a team of subject-matter experts charged with researching and developing classroom protocols in response to COVID-19 has released a list of requirements and recommendations for classroom instruction for starting the 2020-21 academic year. The full list of protocols includes guidelines for in-classroom physical distancing, face mask/coverings, room entrances and exits, as well as recommendations regarding seating arrangements, equipment and technology. [ Read More ]
3.   Story Photo New interactive resources launched as students gear up for fall semester
    Vanderbilt faculty and staff are busy gearing up for residential students to return to campus with a host of new interactive initiatives. Faculty heads of house and the Residential Colleges staff are ready to help undergraduate residential students with several new resources. [ Read More ]
4.   Birch to lead ad hoc Board of Trust Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion
    Longtime NFL executive and Vanderbilt Law School alumnus Adolpho Birch III has been named as chair of a new Board of Trust ad hoc committee that will partner with university leadership to evaluate and recommend policies around equity, diversity and inclusion. [ Read More ]
5.   Vanderbilt responds to federal government decision to rescind new visa rules for international students
    Vanderbilt University has issued a response to the federal government’s announcement rescinding its immigration directive that would have forced international students to leave the United States if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall. [ Read More ]
6.   Vanderbilt bolsters support services for international students
    Vanderbilt ISSS bolsters efforts to support the university’s international students, who are navigating challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to rapidly changing government directives. [ Read More ]
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