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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus update
    The latest information about Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 public dashboard, what you need to know about COVID-19 vaccines and the VU community, updated information on student health insurance and more are included in this week’s Return to Campus update. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt embarks on $55M renovation and expansion project at Owen School
    The Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management will begin work on the renovation and expansion of Management Hall in March 2021. The estimated $55 million project will extend the business school’s space by 50 percent, encompassing a total of 48,000 square feet. [ Read More ]
3.   Vanderbilt communities tackle tough social issues in ‘This Moment in America’ discussion
    Vanderbilt University students, faculty and staff gathered Feb. 24 for a virtual panel discussion that highlighted the need for empathy and action to improve the experiences of marginalized groups in the United States. [ Read More ]
4.   Three faculty appointed to lead residential colleges
    Continuing Vanderbilt’s commitment to the residential living-learning experience, three new residential faculty have been appointed for academic year 2021-22 and will help support the student learning experience beyond the classroom. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo 10 ways to take a break and recharge on campus
    With mental and physical wellness at the forefront of this extraordinary year, here are some ways to recharge and reenergize on campus in the coming days. [ Read More ]
6.   Jen Ellis, maker of Bernie Sanders’ ‘inauguration mittens,’ discusses ‘Making Meaningful Change’ March 2
    Jen Ellis, the Vermont schoolteacher who made the now-famous mittens Sen. Bernie Sanders wore to the presidential inauguration in January and have since been immortalized in countless internet memes, will discuss the story behind the mittens and how she decided to use the moment in history for good in a fireside chat with the Vanderbilt community on Tuesday, March 2. [ Read More ]
7.   Celebrate Women’s History Month with virtual events in March
    Vanderbilt will honor the struggles and celebrate the achievements of women of all nations and cultures in March during Women’s History Month. The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in cooperation with other campus partners, will host a full calendar of events. [ Read More ]
8.   ‘Explorations in Research’ networking event draws students, faculty, resource offices; attendees form new connections, ideas for immersion
    The Office of Immersion Resources and the Scientific Immersion and Mentorship student organization sponsored the third annual Explorations in Research event Feb. 23, drawing researchers from a variety of disciplines to engage in networking and discovery. [ Read More ]
9.   Immersion plan proposals due April 1; series of online events planned to help
    The April 1 deadline to submit immersion plan proposals is approaching for students who matriculated during the summer and fall of 2019 and those tracking with that class. The Office of Immersion Resources is joining with many campus partners to help students meet this goal. [ Read More ]
10.   Vanderbilt Blair School of Music adapts practices and performances to navigate COVID-19
    The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the entire Vanderbilt community to change its routines. But because of the live-performance nature of music schools, the Blair School has implemented numerous precautions to ensure that faculty and students remain safe—all while maintaining a semblance of the highly personalized instruction for which Blair is known. [ Read More ]
11.   Parking lot to close, VandyRide stop to move for Owen construction project, future Walk and Roll Loop
    Parking Lot 6B, between Grand Avenue and Scarritt Place off of 21st Avenue South, will close permanently on March 1 as a part of the Owen Graduate School of Management Capital Project. [ Read More ]
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