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Vanderbilt University: MyVU
  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus update
    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 public dashboard; updates regarding the university’s testing program; a reminder to the VU community that safety protocols remain in place on and off campus; and planning ahead to schedule your vaccine through VUMC are included in this week’s Return to Campus update. [ Read More ]
2.   ‘This Moment in America’ discussion features candid conversation on the rise of anti-Asian sentiment
    A virtual panel of students, faculty and staff from Vanderbilt’s Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander communities shared painful personal reflections as well as suggestions for change as they discussed the rise of violence, xenophobia and anti-Asian sentiment during the second “This Moment in America” panel hosted by the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion. [ Read More ]
3.   Message from university leaders on standing united with the AAAPI community
    As one we must stand united with our Asian, Asian American and Pacific Islander community members against racism and discrimination, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor André L. Churchwell in a message to the Vanderbilt University community. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo Class of 2021: Law graduate tackles new frontier with space law
    The ink may not yet be dry on Ramon Ryan’s law degree, but his legal research is already gaining national attention. [ Read More ]
5.   Class of 2021: Divinity student pursues master’s work at the junction of theology and social justice
    With a heart for serving others and an interest in the intersection of theology and social justice, Erica Johnson was drawn to pursue a master’s degree from Vanderbilt Divinity School while working at a social services center for victims of domestic abuse. [ Read More ]
6.   Alumni Association Board’s philanthropic gifts endow fund supporting undergraduates
    Vanderbilt University’s Alumni Association Board recently met its goal of endowing a fund supporting undergraduate students nearly two years ahead of schedule. Board members made gifts and pledges exceeding the initial goal of securing $100,000 in philanthropic support, allowing the fund to begin distributing awards to students this summer. [ Read More ]
7.   Undergraduates get in-depth look at approaches to cancer treatment through virtual tumor boards
    Vanderbilt’s Health Professions Advisory Office, in collaboration with faculty at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, gave a group of undergraduate students a firsthand look at how physicians approach specialized cancer treatment. The students were given the opportunity to participate in a series of virtual “tumor boards.” [ Read More ]
8.   Register for virtual Graduates Day address by Caroline Kennedy April 30
    Join us as bestselling author, attorney and former U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy delivers a virtual Graduates Day address to the Vanderbilt Class of 2020 on Friday, April 30, beginning at 11 a.m. CT. [ Read More ]
9.   Students share their experiences with academic coaching, ADHD workshops, recovery support, more offered by Center for Student Wellbeing
    Vanderbilt students share testimonials regarding their experiences with Vanderbilt’s Center for Student Wellbeing. [ Read More ]
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