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  10 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus Update for Oct. 19
    Nashville is seeing a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, and Vanderbilt has seen a slight uptick in its student testing positivity rate over the last week. It is more important than ever for Vanderbilt community members to abide by university health and safety protocols at all times, whether on or off campus. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt to conduct exit testing for undergraduate students, additional optional testing for all students before end of fall in-person classes
    As the end of in-person classes on Nov. 20 approaches, and with the interest of protecting public health as students prepare to leave campus and return to the homes of their parents and families, Vanderbilt will conduct mandatory undergraduate student “exit testing” and will also provide a final optional COVID-19 testing opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate and professional students. [ Read More ]
3.   New VandyRide stop added near Zeppos College
    Vanderbilt has added a new VandyRide stop near Zeppos College for students using the Black Route or the new Point to Point service. The stop is located outside of the back entrance of the Zeppos College along 25th Avenue South. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Center for Student Wellbeing offers tips, resources for academic success
    The Center for Student Wellbeing is offering tips and resources, including workshops, academic coaching and an online learning space, for students to help them succeed academically this semester. [ Read More ]
5.   VandyRide to provide free shuttle to polling place for early voting
    VandyRide will provide a free shuttle to the Green Hills Public Library on Saturday, Oct. 24, for any student—undergraduate, graduate or professional—who wishes to participate in early voting. [ Read More ]
6.   Ideas for socializing during the pandemic
    This semester may look different from years past, but that hasn’t stopped students, faculty and staff from interacting with their fellow Commodores in new and meaningful ways amid the COVID-19 pandemic and its necessary safety protocols. [ Read More ]
7.   Vanderbilt to increase support for graduates’ career success
    Vanderbilt is elevating its career engagement resources for students, alumni and employers by making the leader of career advancement and engagement activities a direct report to the provost. The vice provost for career advancement and engagement also will serve as the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center. [ Read More ]
8.   Vanderbilt Prison Project Awareness Week events Oct. 26–29
    The Vanderbilt Prison Project will observe its annual Awareness Week Oct. 26–29 with a series of virtual events conducted via Zoom. This year’s theme, “The Criminal (In)justice System Today,” will explore policing and the prison system in the context of current events, including the COVID-19 pandemic and the 2020 election. [ Read More ]
9.   New faculty Savanna Starko: Seeking answers to big questions
    Senior Lecturer in Physics and Astronomy Savanna Starko originally intended to become a high school math teacher. But when a battle with thyroid cancer disrupted her first year of college, a professor helped her see how physics might be a better fit. [ Read More ]
10.   New faculty Felipe Barrera-Osorio: Beyond the balance sheet
    New Vanderbilt Peabody College Associate Professor Felipe Barrera-Osorio has dedicated his research to understanding how education policies can increase human capital—the knowledge, skills and other intangible assets that add value to an organization. [ Read More ]
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