Can’t see this email? View it in your browser. Friday, Sept. 18, 2020
Vanderbilt University: MyVU
  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus Update
    Students, faculty and staff are making tremendous strides in keeping one another as safe as possible and continuing to focus on campus protocols and guidelines in this time of great change. Each member of the Vanderbilt community must be part of the solution, and leaders are emerging across campus. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt will not grant exceptions to student quarantine and isolation policies
    As the university continues its work to help slow the spread of COVID-19, individualized exceptions to student quarantine and isolation policies will not be granted. Public health requires consistent collective action, and the policies in place help protect the health and safety of the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities.   [ Read More ]
3.   Story Photo University launches ‘Vanderbilt, Let’s Vote’ to encourage engagement in democratic process
    Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations, in collaboration with the Office of the Provost, has launched “Vanderbilt, Let’s Vote,” a new initiative aimed at promoting voter engagement and increasing voter registration. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt 14th in ‘U.S. News’ rankings; cited for ‘best value,’ ‘best undergraduate teaching’
    Vanderbilt has been recognized as one of the nation’s top universities in “U.S. News & World Report’s” 2021 Best Colleges rankings. Vanderbilt is 14th among national universities, up one spot from last year. [ Read More ]
5.   ‘Speed Friending, ‘LinkedIn on the Lawn’ bring Stambaugh residents together
    Faculty heads of house on The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons are finding creative ways to bring first-year students together safely for meaningful interaction in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read More ]
6.   Free flu shots for students available at the Student Health Center
    Free flu shots are now available for all students at the Student Health Center. Shots are available on a walk-in basis, and no appointment is necessary. You must bring your Vanderbilt ID. [ Read More ]
7.   VUPS offers safety tips for Vanderbilt community as time change approaches
    As fall and the time change approaches, Vanderbilt University Public Safety reminds the Vanderbilt community to remain vigilant, whether traveling across campus or to other areas of Nashville, particularly as it begins to get darker earlier. [ Read More ]
8.   Panel discussion today will focus on women of color and civic engagement
    The legacies of Ida B. Wells and J. Frankie Pierce and their fight for suffrage for Black women will be the topic of a panel discussion on Friday, Sept. 18. The online event will explore how Wells’ and Pierce’s life’s work contributed to the struggle for women’s suffrage and how their legacies inform Black women and civic engagement in our communities today. [ Read More ]
9.   Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2020 with events in September, October
    Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, honors the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry can be traced to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff will recognize the month with a series of programs and events. [ Read More ]
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