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  14 things you need to know this week  
1.   Mark Bandas, associate provost and longtime dean of students, to retire in May
    After 27 years guiding, educating and providing support for students at Vanderbilt, Mark Bandas, associate provost and dean of students, will retire in May 2021. [ Read More ]
2.   G.L. Black named new associate provost and dean of students
    G.L. Black, who has played an integral role in Vanderbilt student affairs for nine years, has been named associate provost and dean of students. The appointment is effective May 17, following the retirement of longtime dean Mark Bandas. [ Read More ]
3.   Class of 2021 Commencement to be celebrated in person May 15–16
    Vanderbilt University announced today that it will host in-person Commencement ceremonies for the Class of 2021. The events, which will adhere to campus safety protocols, will take place May 15–16. [ Read More ]
4.   Dr. Anthony Fauci to deliver 2021 Vanderbilt Graduates Day address
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top leader in infectious disease research and a renowned biomedical scientist, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2021 when he speaks to the university’s graduating students and their families. [ Read More ]
5.   Return to Campus update
    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 public dashboard, continuing safety protocols in warmer weather, and a reminder about travel this semester are included in this week’s Return to Campus update. [ Read More ]
6.   Vanderbilt convenes scholars, activists across generations to examine Nashville’s role in fight for racial justice
    The Vanderbilt community will welcome a diverse panel of renowned civil rights and social justice activists, journalists, historians and scholars for an examination of Nashville’s role as an intellectual center of the struggle for racial justice, then and now. The daylong virtual symposium will be held on Friday, March 26, starting at 9 a.m. CT and is open to the public. [ Read More ]
7.   Story Photo Baseball to allow limited fan attendance at upcoming games
    Vanderbilt will allow a limited number of fans and season ticket holders from the 2020 season to attend upcoming baseball games at Hawkins Field beginning this weekend. A limited number of students will be permitted to attend home games and will be seated in the outfield. [ Read More ]
8.   Are you experiencing Wi-Fi issues? Contact VUIT
    Do you need help with Wi-Fi or other technical issues? Contact VUIT—the Tech Hub is ready to assist all VU students, faculty and staff with any issues, requests or questions they may have. [ Read More ]
9.   Students in Class of 2023 spring into immersion with March events; deadline to submit proposals is April 1
    Students in the Class of 2023 who still need to submit immersion plan proposals will find many events and resources designed to help them meet this goal. The Office of Immersion Resources has coordinated several events, workshops and informational sessions in the coming weeks to provide the help students need. [ Read More ]
10.   Register now for spring 2021 Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase
    Presenter registration is open for the spring 2021 Vanderbilt Undergraduate Creative Expression Showcase, which will feature student-created projects that are representative of a variety of fields and disciplines. The virtual event begins April 13. [ Read More ]
11.   Vanderbilt’s Volunteer Leadership Week drives collaboration and support
    Vanderbilt hosts a gathering of the university’s most engaged volunteer leaders each spring for a special weekend of activities designed to foster collaboration in support of the university’s mission and momentum. This year all events were held virtually during Volunteer Leadership Week, an extended slate of programming presented Feb. 22–26. [ Read More ]
12.   New ground stickers across campus encourage ‘Meditation on the Go’
    Students, faculty and staff walking on campus this week may have noticed new “Meditation on the Go” ground stickers outside The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons, Sarratt Student Center and most residence halls. The meditation tracks were created by University Counseling Center therapist Heather Boyd to encourage moments of calm awareness. [ Read More ]
13.   Celebrating 40 Years of ‘Nine to Five’: A Conversation with Screenwriter Patricia Resnick is March 15
    Vanderbilt University’s Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center is partnering with the Belcourt Theatre to host a conversation with Patricia Resnick, screenwriter of the film “Nine to Five,” on Monday, March 15. The virtual event begins at 5:15 p.m. CT and is free and open to the public. [ Read More ]
14.   Apply to Data Science for Social Good program by March 19
    The Data Science for Social Good program is a 10-week experience in which participants work as part of a data science team on a pre-selected project for a not-for-profit organization, Vanderbilt group or government organization. The program is open to current undergraduates and graduate students enrolled at Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
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