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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus Update
    The Vanderbilt community has made a huge effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, but worrying signs that resolve is slackening—particularly among undergraduate students—are a reminder that everyone must continue to stay strong to stay together. [ Read More ]
2.   Story Photo Halloween Fest among the many free events on campus for students this weekend
    The Vanderbilt community is gearing up for a host of Halloween-themed events and activities over the next few days. As a reminder, attendees must follow campus protocols when attending these events, including wearing a mask and physically distancing. [ Read More ]
3.   Provost establishes ad hoc committee to make ’wellness day‘ recommendations
    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has established an ad hoc committee to make recommendations concerning the nature and timing of intermittent “wellness days” for undergraduate students throughout the 2021 spring academic calendar. [ Read More ]
4.   Student Care Network offers virtual, telehealth services to support students
    The Student Care Network seeks to ensure that students have access to well-being resources, regardless of their location. There are a variety of online wellness and academic support resources for students studying on campus, off campus, out of state and abroad. [ Read More ]
5.   Beware: Widespread phishing campaign currently targeting Vanderbilt
    A widespread phishing campaign is currently targeting Vanderbilt University. It has been confirmed as malicious. The phishing email subject is “Heal Torture AID (Part-Time).” Do not respond to the email or open any links. [ Read More ]
6.   Vanderbilt announces University Diversity Council members for 2020–21
    Vanderbilt University has announced the University Diversity Council members for 2020-21. Formed last year, the council advocates for equity, diversity and inclusion across all areas of Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
7.   New Interfaith Fellowships program engages diversity at Vanderbilt
    Vanderbilt University’s inaugural cohort of Interfaith Fellows is gaining a new understanding about the diverse religious beliefs of their fellow students during a two-semester leadership program. [ Read More ]
8.   Maker class adapts to COVID-19, innovates at the Wond’ry
    Kevin Galloway, director of making at the Wond’ry, has adjusted his class on engineering and immersive design to help students create in all environments while making things that help people. [ Read More ]
9.   Vanderbilt urges federal government to withdraw proposed changes to international student visas
    Vanderbilt University is urging the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to withdraw a new proposal that would limit the duration of international student visas to either four or two years, depending on a student’s home country or country of birth. [ Read More ]
10.   Vanderbilt football hosts Ole Miss Saturday; follow game to win prizes
    On Saturday, Oct. 31, Vanderbilt football will host Ole Miss with a 3 p.m. CT kickoff at Vanderbilt Stadium. Earlier this fall, Vanderbilt Athletics announced a number of new fan engagement initiatives for the 2020 season. [ Read More ]
11.   Residential colleges present ’Citizen: An American Lyric’ Sunday
    Vanderbilt’s residential colleges will present a live reading of “Citizen: An American Lyric” by Claudia Rankine on Sunday, Nov. 1. The reading will feature six Vanderbilt undergraduate students and is part of the faculty-led series, Stories of Race and Identity. [ Read More ]
12.   VandyRide to provide free shuttle to polling places on Election Day, Nov. 3
    VandyRide will provide a free shuttle to two voting locations, Murrell School and Eakin Elementary School, for students who wish to vote at their assigned polling location on Tuesday, Nov. 3. [ Read More ]
13.   Daylight saving time ends Sunday
    Don’t forget to set clocks back one hour before going to bed this Saturday night. Daylight saving time ends at 2 a.m. local time on Sunday, Nov. 1. [ Read More ]
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