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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus update
    Good numbers on Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 public dashboard, information about vaccination distribution in Tennessee, new CDC guidelines regarding best mask fit and more are featured in this week’s Return to Campus update. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt employees step up to battle winter weather on campus
    Many Vanderbilt employees stepped up to ensure that campus operations continued despite extremely cold temperatures and snow accumulation over the past five days.  [ Read More ]
3.   Story Photo Photo gallery: Snowy scenes from across campus
    Winter weather—including snow accumulation and frigid temperatures—have affected Vanderbilt’s campus over the past week. [ Read More ]
4.   Diermeier urges universities to lead America back toward reasoned debate in ‘USA Today’ opinion piece
    A new “USA Today” op-ed written by Chancellor Daniel Diermeier urges top universities like Vanderbilt to take a leading role in restoring “reason, rationality and honesty” into the national dialogue. Reflecting on this moment in America, Diermeier argues that universities should leverage their strengths in research and transformational education to reestablish faith in one another and our institutions. [ Read More ]
5.   Alumni couple makes $5M gift to establish center dedicated to presidential scholarship
    Vanderbilt University announced today that alumni Carolyn Thomas Rogers, BA’75, and Robert Moss Rogers, BA’75, have made a $5 million gift to establish the Carolyn T. and Robert M. Rogers Center for the American Presidency in the College of Arts and Science. [ Read More ]
6.   What’s science got to do with Black History Month?
    This article from the Winter 2021 issue of “Vestigo,” a publication of the School of Medicine Basic Sciences, examines the history and contributions of Black scientists at Vanderbilt and beyond. [ Read More ]
7.   Explorations in Research, networking event for faculty researchers and students, set for Feb. 23
    The third annual Explorations in Research, an event designed to convene researchers from all disciplines to network with students and discover possible new collaborations, will be Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. CT. [ Read More ]
8.   ‘This Moment in America’ panel Feb. 24: Insights for equity and inclusion in turbulent times
    The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion will host a panel of Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students to share their personal and professional views and experiences on issues that inform “This Moment in America.” The virtual discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 24, at 1 p.m. CT and is open to the Vanderbilt community. [ 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 ]
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