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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt University shifts to 10-day quarantine based on CDC guidance
    Vanderbilt University has revised its quarantine policy based on CDC guidance released last week. Those determined to be a close contact will now be quarantined for a 10-day period, which has been updated from the previous 14-day quarantine period. [ Read More ]
2.   Faculty brainstorm creative approaches to spring course planning
    As Vanderbilt continues planning for the spring semester, faculty members have started brainstorming additional ways to support students amid an altered academic calendar designed to limit the potential spread of COVID-19. [ Read More ]
3.   André Christie-Mizell named vice provost for graduate education, dean of Graduate School
    Esteemed sociologist and child and adolescent psychologist C. André Christie-Mizell has been named vice provost for graduate education and dean of the Graduate School at Vanderbilt University, effective Jan. 1, 2021, pending Board of Trust approval. [ Read More ]
4.   Special virtual event with coronavirus expert Mark Denison set for Dec. 14
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will host a special presentation with coronavirus expert Dr. Mark R. Denison on Monday, Dec. 14, from 11 a.m. to noon Central time. Denison’s presentation, “Preparing for the COVID-19 Pandemic … for 36 Years,” will explore why COVID-19 emerged, his lab’s discoveries, and where we go from here. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Student-run radio stations keep the music alive through COVID-19
    While COVID-19 safety protocols have put some extracurricular activities on hold, Vanderbilt’s two student-run radio stations, WRVU and VandyRadio, have adapted and even thrived with the help of remote equipment. [ Read More ]
6.   Student Care Network offers tips, guidance on test preparation and managing test anxiety
    The Student Care Network, in collaboration with a variety of campus partners, offers resources and services to help students prepare for final papers, examinations and presentations. Students can learn more about resources, tips and strategies to help them do their best this exam season. [ Read More ]
7.   Gragg aims to amplify opportunities for student-athletes as new head of NCAA’s inclusion efforts
    Derrick Gragg, a former student-athlete on the Vanderbilt football team, is the NCAA’s new senior vice president for inclusion, education and community engagement. [ Read More ]
8.   Five alumni selected for 2020 Student Media Hall of Fame class
    A Vanderbilt emeritus trustee, a late-night movie host with an alter ego, the first woman photographer for the “Nashville Banner,” a seasoned journalist at “Sports Illustrated,” and a VTV pioneer-turned-rocket scientist comprise the 2020 Student Media Hall of Fame class. [ Read More ]
9.   Jason Isbell to lead a Vanderbilt show of gratitude to university community
    Grammy-winning musicians Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will lead a lineup of entertainment in a special “show of gratitude” for the Vanderbilt community on Thursday, Dec. 17. [ Read More ]
10.   Cook along at home with Campus Dining’s video series
    The webcasts are short instructional cooking videos that showcase the diverse talents of Campus Dining’s culinary team and will feature holiday-inspired dishes, global flavors and the chefs’ go-to meals designed to spice up your dinner rotation. [ Read More ]
11.   Apply now to Data Science Institute Undergraduate Summer Research Program
    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. Applications for summer 2021 are now open. [ Read More ]
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