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Author: Amy Wolf

Vanderbilt partnership with Nashville Ballet examines changing ideas of masculinity and gender

Jun. 24, 2020—A spring 2020 seminar immersed Vanderbilt students in a unique academic experience examining gender stereotypes, masculinity and identity through the lens of dance as part of a special partnership between Nashville Ballet and the university.

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Diversity in chemistry professor’s lab creates opportunity, explores clues to Alzheimer’s

Jun. 3, 2020—Renã Robinson, associate professor of chemistry, has been immersed in science-related activities and classes since she was a child. Today, she is leading a diverse lab of researchers, using chemistry to uncover clues surrounding Alzheimer’s disease.

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Goodbye for Now: A message from Student Body President Frances Burton

May. 8, 2020—VSG Student Body President Frances Burton sends a heartfelt message to her fellow classmates as they prepare to graduate during this unprecedented time.

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Class of 2020 shares milestones and memories

May. 8, 2020—It wasn’t the end to senior year that anyone anticipated, but the memories of meaningful experiences, friendships and challenges linger.

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#VU2020 committee plans celebrations now and for 2021

May. 7, 2020—A volunteer team of undergraduate, graduate and professional students, along with university leadership, is leading the planning for this year's virtual celebrations and the in-person Commencement festivities slated for 2021.

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Songwriting seminar inspires personal tributes to Class of 2020

May. 6, 2020—Some students participating in a Blair School of Music songwriting seminar planned on penning songs about graduating from college. Then the novel coronavirus pandemic hit. The students left campus, and the desire to process their emotions through song increased exponentially.

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Living through history, Class of 2020 reacts to COVID-19

May. 6, 2020—As the world responds to COVID-19, Vanderbilt's Class of 2020 reflects on reaching the milestone of college graduation during such a tumultuous time.

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Class of 2020 dedicates memorable books to Bronson library

May. 4, 2020—A tribute to seniors living in the E. Bronson Ingram Residential College has taken on special significance now that students are away from campus.

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Conversations to Empower and Build Community: Tommy Oswalt, BA’20

Apr. 30, 2020—Psychology and communications studies double-major Tommy Oswalt came to Vanderbilt as a first-generation college student with a dream of finding a creative and supportive community like the large Cuban family he left in Muscle Shoals, Alabama.

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5 tips to improve your virtual chat set-up

Apr. 21, 2020—Whether you’re taking a class, conducting a meeting or gathering with friends, just about everyone is jumping into virtual chats. Here are five easy tips to improve how your virtual chat looks and sounds.

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M.P.H. student working front lines of COVID-19 for Native Americans

Apr. 14, 2020—Just a week into her position with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board, Tamee Livermont, a master of public health student who will graduate with the Class of 2020, was helping to lead the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.

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Residential college connections stay strong online

Apr. 6, 2020—Across Vanderbilt’s residential colleges, students, RAs and faculty heads of house are creating virtual spaces to share the highs and lows of transitioning to life away from campus.

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