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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus Update
    Many members of the VU community are preparing to depart campus when in-person classes and activities come to a close this Friday and undergraduates switch to remote instruction and prepare for the final exam period, which ends on Dec. 12. It’s important to remember that this period of transition is not an “ending,” but rather a planned shift due to the pandemic conditions. [ Read More ]
2.   Albright, Powell urge national unity, rebuilding during Chancellor’s Lecture
    Former U.S. Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Gen. Colin Powell called for a return to civility, communication and compromise in domestic politics and foreign relations during the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture on Nov. 16. [ Read More ]
3.   Students encouraged to practice distance but not disconnection over extended winter break
    While many Vanderbilt students will be physically distant from campus over the extended winter break, the Student Care Network is committed to ensuring that students do not feel disconnected from campus support services. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Anchor Down. Step Up. merchandise store reopens, new items available
    By popular demand, the Anchor Down. Step Up. Pop-up Store is open again for a limited time and features three new items. [ Read More ]
5.   ‘Around the World in 18 Hours’ event designed to connect remote and international students
    On Friday, Nov. 20, starting at 6 a.m. CT, international and domestic Vanderbilt students can join live online get-togethers ranging from yoga and origami lessons to a Bluegrass music listening session to discussions about American politics and media. [ Read More ]
6.   Virtual sticky notes and crafts bring residential college community together
    This year students in E. Bronson Ingram College are starting off their weekly “Bronson Breaks,” a time for residents to have some fun with Faculty Head of House Sarah Igo and her family, by peeling off a virtual sticky note from an online collaboration tool to share thoughts or give advice. [ Read More ]
7.   Call for applications: Undergraduate student summer immersion funding
    The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs invites undergraduate students to apply for funding to support Immersion Vanderbilt experiences during the summer of 2021. [ Read More ]
8.   Nichols Humanitarian Fund applications now open
    The Nichols Humanitarian Fund, a program providing financial support for Vanderbilt students who wish to pursue humanitarian work, is now accepting applications for 2021. The deadline to apply is Jan. 4. [ Read More ]
9.   Transgender Day of Remembrance virtual event is today
    Vanderbilt community members are invited to attend an online vigil in honor of International Transgender Day of Remembrance on Friday, Nov. 20. The day is designed to bring attention to the continued violence endured by the transgender community and to memorialize those who have died as a result of anti-transgender violence. [ Read More ]
10.   Vanderbilt football to observe Salute to Service this Saturday
    The Commodores game against Florida on Nov. 21 will mark Vanderbilt’s annual Salute to Service contest. For the fourth consecutive year, Vanderbilt Athletics is collaborating with the U.S. Army’s Fort Campbell, home of the 101st Airborne Division. [ Read More ]
11.   Data Science Institute Summer Research Program information session set for Dec. 3
    The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute Summer Research Program provides undergraduate students with the opportunity to engage in 10 weeks of full-time data science-focused research in collaboration with any full-time Vanderbilt faculty member during the summer. The program will hold an information session for interested students on Thursday, Dec. 3, at 4 p.m. CT via Zoom. [ Read More ]
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