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Author: Kara Furlong

Vanderbilt’s EasyRide program expands to offer free regional bus, train rides

Jul. 6, 2020—All full-time and part-time Vanderbilt University faculty, staff and students can now ride WeGo Local buses, WeGo Regional buses and the WeGo Star train for free using their Vanderbilt ID cards. In addition, these groups can ride the buses and train for free with their Vanderbilt ID at any time, not only when commuting to and from campus.

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Kudos: Read about faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements

Jun. 25, 2020—Read about recent faculty, staff and student awards, appointments and achievements.

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Diermeier discusses confronting challenges, embracing opportunity in virtual gatherings with Vanderbilt community

Jun. 10, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflected on the extraordinary challenges presented by COVID-19 as well as racial injustice in our society—and discussed the university’s role in confronting these challenges—during a series of virtual gatherings with the Vanderbilt community.

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Diermeier discusses managing crises in new journal article, podcast

May. 22, 2020—Incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, an internationally renowned political scientist and management scholar, explores the essentials of crisis management and offers advice to business and political leaders on handling the COVID-19 pandemic in a newly published article and podcast.

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Wente commends staff, outlines phased reopening of campus in USAC address

May. 13, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente commended Vanderbilt staff for their dedication to the university and discussed the framework for carefully reopening campus in an address to the University Staff Advisory Council on May 12.

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Vanderbilt to host first installment of Vision Zero Nashville Speaker Series with virtual meeting May 19

May. 13, 2020—City, state and industry experts will discuss a strategy for eliminating traffic fatalities in Nashville while increasing access to safe, healthy and equitable mobility options during a Vanderbilt-hosted virtual event on Tuesday, May 19.

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Nashville salutes the Class of 2020

May. 11, 2020—A downtown Nashville landmark was lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8 to cap a day of celebration for the Class of 2020.

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Wente, Kopstain to host virtual town hall May 13 to discuss reopening of campus

May. 11, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a virtual town hall meeting on Wednesday, May 13, to discuss the phased reopening of Vanderbilt’s campus. The online meeting via Zoom will begin at noon CT, and registration is required to attend.

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Downtown Nashville landmark to be lit in VU colors celebrating Class of 2020

May. 8, 2020—Nashville’s Korean War Veterans Memorial Bridge will be lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8, in celebration of—and in solidarity with—the graduating Class of 2020.

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Vanderbilt University honors 33 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University is honoring 33 faculty members retiring in 2020 for their years of service, and bestowing on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Vanderbilt to use $2.8 million in CARES Act funding to support students affected by COVID-19

Apr. 16, 2020—Vanderbilt University will use $2.8 million it receives as part of the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act to directly support students who have demonstrated need and are facing significant financial challenges due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Marybeth Briney

Feb. 20, 2020—A classroom of curious 4- and 5-year-olds produces a lot of wiggly, exuberant energy. But it’s no match for Marybeth Briney, an early childhood educator at The Acorn School's 19th Avenue location.

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