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Author: Katherine Keith

Tips to secure your Zoom meetings, avoid ‘Zoombombing’

Apr. 2, 2020—"Zoombombing" happens when uninvited guests join Zoom meetings and share their screens to bombard real attendees. Vanderbilt University Information Technology offers tips for Zoom hosts to help secure their meetings.

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Dean of Students continues support for students on and off campus

Apr. 2, 2020—The Office of the Dean of Students continues to support Vanderbilt students—those remaining on campus as well as those now living and learning remotely—in response to the global novel coronavirus pandemic.

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Cyber safety while working remotely: VUIT, VUPS offer best practices for avoiding scams

Mar. 25, 2020—As the number of Vanderbilt employees working remotely has risen during recent weeks, so has malicious activity by cybercriminals attempting to take advantage of vulnerabilities in technology. Vanderbilt University Public Safety and Vanderbilt University Information Technology offer best practices for avoiding scams.

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Campus Dining feeds, comforts Vanderbilt community

Mar. 19, 2020—Campus Dining leadership, general managers, chefs and staff are working around the clock to feed the students, residential faculty and support staff who remain on campus amid the challenges presented by COVID-19.

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Facilities department enhances cleaning protocols around campus

Mar. 18, 2020—As students complete their academic requirements through online and alternative education, and many faculty and staff work remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Vanderbilt continues to take precautions to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community.

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Kopstain, Breggin to co-chair Mayor’s Sustainability Advisory Committee

Feb. 28, 2020—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain and Vanderbilt Law School lecturer Linda Breggin, a senior attorney with the Environmental Law Institute in Washington, D.C., and project director for the Nashville Food Waste Initiative, have been named co-chairs of the Nashville Sustainability Advisory Committee. 

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Wente, Kopstain launch new Sustainability Advisory Council

Feb. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt has established a new Sustainability Advisory Council to guide and support the university’s progress toward its comprehensive long-term sustainability strategy. The council will include students, staff and faculty selected by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain.

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Standards of Conduct updated to reflect changes in law, emerging issues

Feb. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt University has updated its Standards of Conduct to reflect recent changes in the law as well as new and emerging issues in higher education. The standards are designed to prevent and detect violations of the law, uphold accreditation standards and promote compliance with university policies.

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Spring staff listening tour kicks off Feb. 14

Feb. 6, 2020—Interim Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer Dr. André L. Churchwell, Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain, Interim Associate Vice Chancellor for People and Business Services Laura Nairon and Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Public Safety and Special Initiatives August Washington will continue a series of listening sessions for Vanderbilt University staff beginning Friday, Feb. 14.

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Vanderbilt launches new hub to encourage sustainable commute options

Feb. 3, 2020—The Transportation and Mobility Office has launched the MoveVU Commute Hub as a one-stop commuter information resource for the Vanderbilt community. The Commute Hub, which includes a new app and website that tracks users’ commuting behavior, allows Vanderbilt staff, faculty and students to better understand their commute options beyond driving alone.

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George to oversee university’s environmental health and safety function

Jan. 31, 2020—Andrea George, director of Vanderbilt’s Sustainability and Environmental Management Office, has been appointed director of Environmental Health and Safety for the university. In this expanded role, she will oversee environmental, health and safety management services for university research and continue to oversee campus sustainability efforts, which remain a top priority for the university.

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Washington appointed senior associate vice chancellor for public safety and special initiatives

Jan. 27, 2020—August Washington has been appointed senior associate vice chancellor for public safety and special initiatives. He will oversee all aspects of Vanderbilt University Public Safety while working directly with Vice Chancellor Eric Kopstain on Division of Administration initiatives focusing on equity, diversity and inclusion as well as workforce development. Washington also will direct efforts to recruit the university’s next chief of police.

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