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  14 things you need to know this week  
1.   Today: Caroline Kennedy leads off celebrations to honor Class of 2020
    The Vanderbilt Class of 2020 is being honored in a special weekend of Commencement celebrations. All activities will observe campus health and safety protocols. Here’s what you need to know to guide you through the weekend. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt to keep masking, physical distancing protocols in place
    The CDC announced on Tuesday new guidelines regarding outdoor masking for vaccinated individuals when alone or in small groups. However, Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 safety protocols and mask requirements on and off campus will remain the same whether individuals are currently vaccinated or not. [ Read More ]
3.   Return to Campus update
    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 public dashboard; Vanderbilt to keep masking, physical distancing protocols in place; the importance of getting vaccinated and submitting your vaccination records; and updates regarding the university’s testing program are included in this week’s update. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt names newest residential college in honor of Marieke and Jeff Rothschild
    Vanderbilt University’s newest residential college will be named Rothschild College in recognition of the transformational $20 million gift that Marieke and Jeff Rothschild, BA’77, MS’79, made in 2016 to accelerate the development of the residential college system. The Rothschilds’ generous contribution has helped advance a key pillar of Vanderbilt’s academic strategic plan—enhancing the undergraduate residential experience. [ Read More ]
5.   Construction to begin on Vanderbilt graduate and professional student housing development
    Construction will begin on Vanderbilt University’s housing development for graduate and professional students during the week of April 26. Adjacent to campus on Broadway, between Lyle and 20th avenues, the development is the culmination of student feedback and the university’s desire to provide graduate and professional students housing near campus at below-market rates. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Class of 2021: Soccer star builds future on the field and in medicine
    Student-athlete Myra Konte was drafted in January by the North Carolina Courage—her dream team—but will delay her professional soccer career temporarily to continue her education at Vanderbilt. [ Read More ]
7.   Class of 2021: Nursing grad provides mental health care during pandemic
    When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down in-person clinical experiences for most nursing students nationwide, Vanderbilt School of Nursing master’s student Matias Massaro seized the opportunity to learn a new aspect of providing psychiatric-mental health care. [ Read More ]
8.   First female Vanderbilt athletic director named Peabody College distinguished alumna
    Candice Storey Lee, the first African American woman to head a Southeastern Conference athletics program, will be honored by Vanderbilt’s Peabody College of education and human development with the 2021 Distinguished Alumna Award during Class of 2020 Commencement May 2 and Class of 2021 Commencement May 16. [ Read More ]
9.   ‘Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal’ to publish first issue since 2015
    The “Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Journal” is being revived after six years to serve as a valuable platform to publish articles demonstrating the wide array of research being done by Vanderbilt students as part of either their undergraduate progress or as the final, culminating piece of their Immersion Vanderbilt plan. [ Read More ]
10.   Record number of students awarded VUSRP funding for summer 2021
    The Office of the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs has awarded more than 150 students with stipends to support their research experiences this summer through the Vanderbilt Undergraduate Summer Research Program. [ Read More ]
11.   Vanderbilt students featured at College Signing Day, a virtual celebration with Michelle Obama
    A group of Vanderbilt student performers will be featured at College Signing Day, a virtual concert sponsored by first lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher initiative, on Saturday, May 1, beginning at 1 p.m. CT. Speakers and celebrities including Obama, Conan O’Brien, The Weeknd, Stephen Curry and Amanda Gorman also will appear. [ Read More ]
12.   Register for virtual Graduates Day address by Dr. Anthony Fauci May 14
    Join us as the nation’s top leader in infectious diseases research and internationally renowned biomedical scientist Dr. Anthony Fauci delivers a virtual Graduates Day address to the Vanderbilt Class of 2021 on Friday, May 14, beginning at 11 a.m. CT. The event is open to the Vanderbilt community and the public. [ Read More ]
13.   Excellence in Podcasting Competition underway; students invited to apply through May 17
    To showcase and honor explorations in audio storytelling, Vanderbilt University has announced the Excellence in Podcasting Competition, open to all undergraduate, graduate and professional students. [ Read More ]
14.   Campus Dining hosts inaugural Underground Supper Club
    Vanderbilt Campus Dining recently created an unforgettable experience for a select group of students featuring al fresco dining and a chef-curated tasting menu. The selected students assisted Campus Dining during the spring semester by providing feedback and recommendations, and Campus Dining plans to continue the program next semester. [ Read More ]
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