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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Return to Campus update
    The latest numbers from Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 public dashboard; changes to health and safety protocols coming later this month; the importance of submitting vaccination records; and updates regarding the university’s testing program are included in the final Return to Campus update of the spring semester.  [ Read More ]
2.   Esteemed psychologist, university leader Cybele Raver named Vanderbilt provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs
    C. Cybele Raver, a distinguished psychologist who serves as deputy provost at New York University, has been named provost and vice chancellor for academic affairs at Vanderbilt University, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier announced today. Raver will begin her new role July 1, 2021. [ Read More ]
3.   Vanderbilt Board of Trust names seven new members
    The Vanderbilt University Board of Trust elected seven new members with a wide range of leadership expertise and breadth of experience at its April 30 meeting. [ Read More ]
4.   Dr. Anthony Fauci to open Commencement celebrations for Class of 2021
    Vanderbilt University is honoring its Class of 2021 with a special weekend of Commencement celebrations May 14–16. All activities will observe campus health and safety protocols. Here’s what you need to know to guide you through the weekend. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Class of 2021: Naval veteran’s compassion and service lead to future in health care management
    As a U.S. Navy nuclear submarine officer, Ken Barnes built a strong operational and technical background. But he calls the concentration in health care he pursued at Owen Graduate School of Management the bridge to his next chapter. [ Read More ]
6.   Class of 2021: From rockets to fighter jets, mechanical engineering major builds on big successes
    Will Reisner enjoys reaching new heights. The mechanical engineering senior is the vehicle team lead on the perennially top-ranked Vanderbilt Aerospace Design Laboratory rocket team. [ Read More ]
7.   Provost Susan R. Wente celebrates achievement through adversity with Class of 2020
    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Chancellor Daniel Diermeier welcomed back the undergraduate Class of 2020 for a special in-person and virtual ceremony on May 1 at Vanderbilt Stadium, and graduate and professional students were honored with separate ceremonies held by their respective schools across campus on Sunday, May 2. [ Read More ]
8.   Caroline Kennedy urges Vanderbilt graduates to be ‘active citizens,’ embrace democratic values in Graduates Day address
    Caroline Kennedy drew on inspirational remarks that her father, President John F. Kennedy, delivered at Vanderbilt in 1963 when she spoke virtually to the 2020 graduates and their families on April 30. Her Graduates Day address was postponed from last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. [ Read More ]
9.   Churchwell to step down from VUMC diversity leadership roles, devote focus to university EDI work
    Dr. André L. Churchwell will step down from his Vanderbilt University Medical Center administrative role as chief diversity officer and as senior associate dean for diversity affairs at the School of Medicine on June 30. Going forward, he will devote that portion of his time to his role as vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer for Vanderbilt University. [ Read More ]
10.   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 ]
11.   End-of-the-year reflection: Tools for validation, celebration, gratitude and planning ahead
    The end of the academic year, especially one like the unprecedented 2020-21 school year, is a time for reflection on what went well, what didn’t, and how that information might inform future intentions for your overall well-being in the weeks, months, semesters or even years to come. [ Read More ]
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