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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   COVID-19 vaccination required for students
this fall 
    Vanderbilt University today announced it will require new and returning students to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 for the 2021–22 academic school year. The requirement applies to all undergraduate,  graduate  and professional students this fall, and it will be handled in a manner consistent with other university policies governing student vaccine requirements. [ Read More ]
2.   Diermeier commends Class of 2021 for leadership during year of adversity
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier thanked the Class of 2021 for their leadership during a year like no other when he spoke at the university’s in-person and virtual Commencement at Vanderbilt Stadium May 15. Graduate and professional students also were honored during separate ceremonies across campus May 15 and 16. [ Read More ]
3.   Dr. Anthony Fauci encourages graduates to lead by unifying country around shared health goals
    Dr. Anthony Fauci, America’s leading expert on infectious disease research, called on the Class of 2021 to use the skills they honed at Vanderbilt to help Americans come together on what should be a universal goal: defeating the COVID-19 pandemic. Fauci spoke virtually to the 2021 graduates and their families on May 14. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt honors Class of 2021 Founder’s Medalists
    The Founder’s Medalists for the Class of 2021 were announced during Commencement ceremonies May 15–16. Since 1877, Vanderbilt has awarded a gold medal to the student graduating with first honors from each of the university’s 10 schools and colleges. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Nashville salutes the Class of 2021
    Nashville’s Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge was lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 16 to cap a weekend of celebrations for the Class of 2021. [ Read More ]
6.   Class of 2021 graduates celebrated at recognition ceremonies May 13–14
    A number of Vanderbilt graduates participated in recognition ceremonies supported by the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence May 13–14 as part of the university’s 2021 Commencement celebrations. [ Read More ]
7.   Vanderbilt receives outstanding achievement award for innovative programs in college career services field
    The Career Center’s Katharine Brooks and Grace Foy have received the NACE/Chevron Award from the National Association of Colleges and Employers. The national award recognizes outstanding achievement in innovative programs in the career services field. [ Read More ]
8.   Vanderbilt faculty partner with Nashville arts group for a cosmic country western musical
    With the help of a Vanderbilt Strong grant and Vanderbilt’s Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, two Vanderbilt University instructors came together to create a boisterous country western musical comedy. The play, “Sloppy Bonnie,” will run May 20–June 5 in the parking lot of Oz Arts Nashville. [ Read More ]
9.   Vandy United pop-up store benefiting student-athletes open through May 28
    Through May 28, Commodore fans and friends can show their support for Vanderbilt student-athletes by purchasing Vandy United-themed shirts, totes, tumblers, stickers and more via an online store. Proceeds from the sale of items will benefit Vanderbilt scholarships and make a direct impact on student-athletes. [ Read More ]
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