U.S. competitiveness, telehealth for grad student training, Rep. John Lewis Way dedication round out latest ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report

Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the seventh issue of its ON THE HILL government relations report. The biannual report summarizes Vanderbilt’s activities over the past six months at the federal, state and local levels of government.

The seventh issue explores:

  • Funding for research, universities and students in the American Rescue Plan;
  • State of play for competitiveness and innovation legislation in Congress;
  • FY 2022 House appropriations funding levels for research and student aid accounts;
  • State legislation that affects Vanderbilt athletes and graduate students; and
  • The local government team’s role in the Rep. John Lewis Way dedication and graduate student housing.

“Our ability to play an integral part in advocating for Vanderbilt’s priorities, especially with the current challenges facing our institution, is extremely rewarding,” Vice Chancellor for Government and Community Relations Nathan Green said. “From the American Rescue Plan to telehealth flexibility to graduate student housing, our team continues to answer the call in advancing the mission of the university.”

The primary goal of the report is to keep the Vanderbilt community informed about the work Vanderbilt’s government relations professionals do to advance the public policy priorities of the university at all levels of government.

Read ON THE HILL – Issue 7. >>

The Division of Government and Community Relations serves as the institution-wide hub for public policy and community initiatives by developing unique relationships with and communicating to Vanderbilt’s vast array of external and internal constituencies. In addition, Government and Community Relations serves as an advocate, facilitator and funder of community organizations that align with the Vanderbilt mission.