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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt’s Juneteenth commemoration continues
    Vanderbilt joins the nation in celebrating President Biden’s historic decision to immediately establish Juneteenth as a federal holiday. Vanderbilt will remain in session and will continue events that have been scheduled throughout the week commemorating the end of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865. University leaders look forward to engaging with the Vanderbilt community around future observances of the Juneteenth holiday. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt joins peer group studying legacies of slavery and racial injustice
    Vanderbilt University has become the newest member of the Universities Studying Slavery consortium as part of its reinvigorated commitment to confront racial injustice while working toward a more inclusive and welcoming campus community. [ Read More ]
3.   VU graduate students highlight contributions of Black scientists as part of Juneteenth celebration
    In honor of this year’s Juneteenth holiday, Vanderbilt University graduate students from the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics created a poster charting key achievements from Black scientists stretching back to 1837. [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo VandyBoys play Saturday in College World Series
    The VandyBoys make their 2021 College World Series debut Saturday at 6 p.m. CT against Arizona. The game will be televised live on ESPN. Stay tuned to for information on fan events in Omaha, Nashville-area watch parties, where to get CWS gear and more. [ Read More ]
5.   The Tennessean: Strong academics paired with SEC athletics is a blueprint for greatness at Vanderbilt
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee co-authored this opinion piece that details how Vanderbilt’s rigorous academics, membership in the competitive SEC conference and location in Nashville make the university a desirable destination for student-athletes and coaches, as evidenced in the success of head baseball coach Tim Corbin, whose 2021 College World Series team excels in the classroom and on the playing field. [ Read More ]
6.   Watch: Chancellor hosts sustainability webinar
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and distinguished environmental economist Michael Greenstone discuss the series of innovative solutions putting Vanderbilt on track to become the first member of the Association of American Universities to achieve carbon neutrality this spring—decades ahead of the university’s initial sustainability goal. [ Read More ]
7.   Two Vanderbilt students named 2020-21 Goldwater Scholars
    Rising senior Minna Apostolova and rising junior Joseph Sexton have been named 2021 Barry A. Goldwater Scholars, the nation’s most competitive scholarship for undergraduate STEM students who show exceptional promise of becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders. [ Read More ]
8.   Three receive Keegan Fellowships
    Class of 2020 graduates Frances Burton and Matt Zhang were named Michael B. Keegan Traveling Fellows for 2020-21, and Class of 2021 graduate Barton Christmas was named a Keegan Fellow for 2021-22. The Keegan Fellowship aims to enhance the development of future leaders through world travel and experiential learning. [ Read More ]
9.   ‘A Conversation on Bostock v. Clayton County and the Rise of Anti-LGBTQIA+ Legislation’ is June 22  
    A discussion about the 2020 Supreme Court ruling on Bostock v. Clayton County and its ongoing relevance in American jurisprudence amid recent increases in anti-LGBTQIA+ legislation is scheduled for Tuesday, June 22, from 11 a.m. to noon CT. The ‘Dores in Dialogue event is presented in partnership with LAVA, the LGBTQIA+ Association of Vanderbilt Alumni. [ Read More ]
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