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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus update
    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 public dashboard, the increase in younger patient hospitalizations due to COVID-19, Nashville’s opening of vaccine eligibility to people age 16-plus, and Vanderbilt’s planned return to a full residential learning experience this fall are included in this week’s Return to Campus update. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt launches Vandy United Fund, will invest $300 million in athletics
    Vanderbilt University today publicly launched the Vandy United Fund, an ambitious fundraising vehicle that will invest $300 million in Vanderbilt’s student-athletes and athletics programs through major facilities and operational enhancements. [ Read More ]
3.   Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Law School climb in 2022 ‘U.S. News’ rankings
    Vanderbilt University’s graduate programs showed continued strength in the 2022 “U.S. News & World Report” Best Graduate Schools rankings, which were released today. [ Read More ]
4.   First class of students submits formal Immersion Vanderbilt proposals, achieving milestone for the program
    The Vanderbilt Class of 2023 reached an important milestone for the university on April 1, when students submitted their first formal Immersion Vanderbilt plan proposals. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Class of 2021: Multitalented musician sets his sights on law and politics
    At Vanderbilt, Anighya Crocker found the freedom to pursue all of his passions, double-majoring in voice performance and law, history and society. Next, he is looking toward law school and politics—and maybe a run for governor of Tennessee.      [ Read More ]
6.   Class of 2021: Master’s student is bringing hope through education to war-torn Sudan
    Ryan Boyette is using his Peabody master’s degree to further the work of the education nonprofit To Move Mountains, which he and his wife, Jazira, launched a few years before coming to Nashville. [ Read More ]
7.   Rise to the challenge on Vanderbilt Giving Day
    Vanderbilt Giving Day on Wednesday, April 7, is an opportunity for the entire university community to join together to help advance the university’s mission of education, discovery and leadership by making a gift of any size. Students are invited to take part in this 24-hour event, which will include challenges throughout the day to amplify impact. [ Read More ]
8.   Grace Potter and Chris Mann to headline virtual Giving Day concert on April 7
    A special virtual Giving Day concert on Wednesday, April 7, at 6 p.m. CT will feature headliners Grace Potter and Chris Mann, BMus’04, along with drop-in appearances from some of your favorite Commodores, including faculty, alumni, students and more. [ Read More ]
9.   John Lachs, longtime Vanderbilt philosophy professor, to retire in August
    Centennial Professor of Philosophy John Lachs will retire and receive emeritus status on Aug. 15, after more than 50 years of teaching at Vanderbilt University. Lachs’ thought-provoking lectures have been perennial favorites among not only students, but also many alumni, who eagerly have signed up for his numerous appearances at Reunion and Vanderbilt chapter events. [ Read More ]
10.   Dixie Place renamed in honor of Vanderbilt surgical pioneer Vivien Thomas
    A Vanderbilt University School of Medicine student-led effort has led to Dixie Place, the city street that runs between Vanderbilt University Medical Center’s Central Garage and the Oxford House on 21st Avenue South, being renamed Vivien Thomas Way. [ Read More ]
11.   Award-winning actors Aubrey Plaza and Laverne Cox and Bill Nye, ‘The Science Guy,’ to headline 2021 Impact Symposium
    Actor, comedian and producer Aubrey Plaza; actor, producer and human rights advocate Laverne Cox; and engineer, comedian, author and inventor Bill Nye will be the featured speakers at Vanderbilt University’s 2021 Impact Symposium. This year’s event, which will be entirely virtual, is scheduled for consecutive Tuesdays beginning March 30. [ Read More ]
12.   Applications for summer 2021 VI4 Artist in Residence Program now open to students nationwide
    The summer 2021 Artist in Residence program applications are now open to all undergraduate students nationwide. Applications submitted online will be accepted until April 2. The residency is facilitated by the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation. [ Read More ]
13.   Undergraduate Writing Symposium to celebrate student authors and writing as learning and discovery
    The Writing Studio’s annual Undergraduate Writing Symposium, to be held as two separate virtual events in April, aims to create a space to celebrate Vanderbilt undergraduates’ achievements as writers and scholars while spotlighting the deep connections between writing, learning and discovery within the undergraduate experience. [ Read More ]
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