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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt to continue offering in-person classes and remote learning for spring
    Vanderbilt University will continue to offer in-person, on-campus classes—governed by current safety protocols—during the 2021 spring semester. Remote study through virtual/alternative platforms also will continue to be offered for those students who have personal circumstances that necessitate remote study. [ Read More ]
2.   New students engage with author Dolly Chugh at 14th annual Lawson Lecture
    This year’s Lawson Lecture featured Dolly Chugh, author of “The Person You Mean to Be,” the 2020 Commons Reading for first-year and transfer students, and Dean of The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons Melissa Gesalfi in a fireside chat via webinar. [ Read More ]
3.   Vanderbilt University Learning Exchange available to students via Brightspace
    The Vanderbilt University Learning Exchange is launching a pilot program for a new test repository that includes old exams contributed by current faculty. The exchange seeks to offer current undergraduate students additional tools to improve their mastery of course material and allow them to make more informed decisions when selecting courses. [ Read More ]
4.   VandyRide Point to Point service provides off-campus students with free ride home
    Undergraduate students living within a half-mile from campus this semester can get a free ride home with VandyRide’s new Point to Point service. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Vanderbilt community encouraged to check in on themselves, others
    While symptom monitoring and testing are important parts of the university’s “Anchor Down. Step Up.” campaign, the overall well-being of the entire community is paramount. During this time, the university encourages all Commodores to check in not only with themselves, but also other community members. [ Read More ]
6.   New faculty Raheleh Filsoofi: A bridge between cultures
    Raheleh Filsoofi, a new assistant professor in the Department of Art, draws on her childhood in Iran and the U.S. immigration experience as themes in her work. [ Read More ]
7.   New faculty Kelly Slay: Access and equity for the underserved
    New Peabody College assistant professor Kelly Slay’s experiences as a college readiness coach for Chicago public high school students serve as the foundation for her scholarship focused on issues of race, access, diversity and equity in higher education. [ Read More ]
8.   Athletics outlines progress made to address and prevent sexual assault and misconduct
    Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Storey Lee has announced several new measures to support Athletics' efforts to address and prevent sexual assault and sexual misconduct, including expanding its partnerships with Project Safe, Title IX and the University Counseling Center and creating a mentorship program that will include alumni and support student development. [ Read More ]
9.   Creativity builds community at Towers and across campus
    When Arts and Science student Chandler Quaile first put his mark on Vanderbilt, he did so with a handful of acrylic paint. Quaile and fellow first-year students living in Carmichael Towers this semester came together for a special art night called “Leave your Legacy.” [ Read More ]
10.   VUPD welcomes new community K-9 officer
    The Vanderbilt University Police Department has welcomed its newest member, Levi, a miniature pinscher mix, as the university’s second community K-9 officer. Levi serves as patrol partner to Sgt. Cheryl Bradley, a member of VUPD since 2010. [ Read More ]
11.   Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day and Día de la Raza Oct. 12
    Join Vanderbilt’s celebration recognizing the ongoing existence, contributions and narratives of Latinx and Indigenous peoples in our society on Monday, Oct. 12. [ Read More ]
12.   Celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
    Vanderbilt celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month each fall from October to early November. Students, staff and faculty are invited to celebrate the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders with a series of online and some in-person events. [ Read More ]
13.   Participate in next week’s Peabody Fall Preview
    Thinking about graduate school at Vanderbilt Peabody College of education and human development? Take a deep dive into the Peabody student experience Oct. 13–17 during five days of virtual events. [ Read More ]
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