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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus Update for Sept. 21
    Progress is being made across the university to ensure that students, whether on campus or studying remotely, are building connections and creating meaningful experiences while following campus protocols and guidelines. [ Read More ]
2.   Diermeier, Wente urge Vanderbilt community to ‘stay strong’
    As a result of students’ steadfast commitment, Vanderbilt is managing the spread of COVID-19—but continued vigilance is of paramount importance, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a Sept. 18 message to students. [ Read More ]
3.   First-year student experiences campus life from 11 time zones away
    When Riddhi Singhania starts her day at Vanderbilt, many of her peers are turning in for the night. That’s because she’s experiencing her first year at the university remotely from her home in Indore, India. [ Read More ]
4.   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, including on Saturday, Sept. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. [ Read More ]
5.   $100 million ‘Destination Vanderbilt’ initiative launched to recruit top faculty, address essential challenges
    Vanderbilt University has launched Destination Vanderbilt, a $100 million university excellence initiative to recruit new faculty. Over the next two to four years, the university will leverage the investment to recruit approximately 60 faculty who are leaders and rising stars in their fields. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Limited-edition Anchor Down. Step Up. merchandise available in new pop-up store
    The Vanderbilt community is answering the call to Anchor Down and Step Up to help slow the spread of COVID-19. These efforts are being commemorated in a collection of limited-edition items now available in a new online store. [ Read More ]
7.   Vanderbilt Trailblazer Dorothy Phillips receives lifetime achievement award
    Dorothy J. Wingfield Phillips, BS’67, is being honored with a lifetime achievement award from the National Organization for the Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers. Phillips, the first African American woman to receive an undergraduate degree from Vanderbilt, is a 2020 recipient of NOBCChE’s Lifetime Service Award.  [ Read More ]
8.   Vanderbilt School of Nursing Dean Linda Norman announces plan to step down June 30
    Linda D. Norman, dean of the Vanderbilt University School of Nursing and the Valere Potter Menefee Professor of Nursing, announced she will step down from the position June 30, 2021. [ Read More ]
9.   Review of Heard Libraries shows satisfaction with services, offers recommendations for continued improvement
    An external review of the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries conducted last academic year and completed this summer finds that the libraries are well-regarded by faculty and students, and makes recommendations addressing five broad goals. [ Read More ]
10.   VandyHacks VII set for Oct. 2–4
    VandyHacks VII: Retro Edition is planned for Oct. 2–4. The annual student-driven hackathon will be held online this year. [ Read More ]
11.   Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase set for Nov. 11
    Registration is underway to present at the inaugural Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 11. The showcase is open to all undergraduate students across the university who wish to showcase creative works they have completed during their time at Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
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