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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus update
    The David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center offers outdoor programming, students are advised not to share rides to the testing center, 12 ways to support your mental wellness and more is included in this week’s Return to Campus update. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt experts on U.S., global politics to discuss what led to Jan. 6 insurrection at Capitol
    A panel of political science faculty will examine the social, legal and psychological causes and consequences of the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol during a live virtual conversation hosted by The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy on Tuesday, Feb. 23. [ Read More ]
3.   ‘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 ]
4.   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 ]
5.   Story Photo 11 ways to have fun and support your mental wellness
    Taking care of your mind and body doesn’t have to be hard work. The following are some suggestions from the experts at the Student Care Network on how to support your health and wellness while also having fun. [ Read More ]
6.   Black Voters Matter founder LaTosha Brown to give 13th annual Murray Lecture Feb. 16
    LaTosha Brown, co-founder of Black Voters Matter and a fellow at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, will give Vanderbilt’s 13th annual Murray Lecture on Tuesday, Feb. 16. [ Read More ]
7.   Sixth annual Turner Family Center for Social Ventures Summit is Feb. 18–19
    The sixth annual Turner Family Center for Social Ventures Summit will be held Feb. 18–19 and feature innovators and thought leaders from across the social impact sector, including keynote speaker the Rev. Becca Stevens, founder and president of Thistle Farms. [ Read More ]
8.   Data Science Institute to offer series of virtual workshops
    The Vanderbilt Data Science Institute is offering a series of online workshops to familiarize students, faculty and staff with data science tools. The workshops will be held on Wednesdays from February to April and are open to the entire Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
9.   VUIT launches new Vanderbilt systems status webpage
    Vanderbilt University Information Technology has launched a new systems status webpage. The new webpage offers a view of real-time operational status of the systems the Vanderbilt community uses every day, such as Wi-Fi, email, Zoom, Brightspace and YES. [ Read More ]
10.   VUIT implements text for help option
    The Vanderbilt community now has another option for contacting VUIT when they need assistance—by texting 615-343-IT4U (4848). The number can be texted like any other cell phone number and will put you in touch with a VUIT employee who can assist you. [ Read More ]
11.   Dining tents to include sustainability features this spring
    Recycling and food waste collection bins will be added to the dining tents on Peabody Esplanade and Alumni Lawn beginning Feb. 9. In addition, in partnership with Students Promoting Environmental Awareness and Responsibility, Campus Dining will provide all undergraduate students with a set of bamboo cutlery that is reusable, 100 percent biodegradable and sustainable. [ Read More ]
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