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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Everything you need to know about
Move-In 2021
    Move-In is one of Vanderbilt’s most beloved traditions. Here’s everything you need to know about this weekend’s activities. [ Read More ]
2.   High percentage of Vanderbilt community fully vaccinated; updated health and safety protocols announced
    The Vanderbilt community is stepping up to keep campus as safe as possible from the spread of COVID-19. More than 94 percent of students, faculty, staff and postdocs are entering the school year fully vaccinated. [ Read More ]
3.   COVID health and safety protocols: Important reminders
    Vanderbilt offers these important reminders about current COVID health and safety protocols as students, faculty and staff return to campus. [ Read More ]
4.   Vanderbilt announces asymptomatic testing program
    Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, individuals who are unvaccinated with an approved accommodation will be required to complete weekly asymptomatic COVID-19 testing at the university’s testing center. This decision comes as data shows that unvaccinated individuals are more likely to contract COVID-19 and that case counts are increasing in Nashville and surrounding communities. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Get to know Vanderbilt’s new residential faculty: Eric J. Barth
    Meet the new faculty head of Hank Ingram House, Eric J. Barth, professor of mechanical engineering. [ Read More ]
6.   Expert panel debates why some Americans doubt the COVID vaccine
    National and local leaders who played key roles in the original rollout and current support of the COVID-19 vaccine came together for a panel, “Vaccine Hesitancy: The Politics of Public Health in Tennessee,” hosted by The Vanderbilt Project on Unity and American Democracy and Vanderbilt University Medical Center Aug. 18. [ Read More ]
7.   Vanderbilt’s united front on equity, diversity and inclusion
    Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell reflects on the recent merger of the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence with the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion as a way of broadening and deepening Vanderbilt’s resources for fostering a welcoming and supportive culture across campus. To subscribe to the monthly “Inclusive Connector” newsletter, visit [ Read More ]
8.   College of Arts and Science announces strategic reorganization of dean’s office
    John G. Geer, Ginny and Conner Searcy Dean of the College of Arts and Science, has announced changes in the dean’s office that will drive further excellence and support a strategic approach to propel the college forward. [ Read More ]
9.   New leader’s vision for Center for Latin American Studies will build on institution’s historical success, combine with Latinx studies
    Professor Celso Castilho will lead the Center for Latin American Studies with a vision to expand its research agenda to include Latinx studies, increase engagement with the local Latinx community and establish Vanderbilt University as a thought leader in the study of Latinos in the South. [ Read More ]
10.   New departments answer growing demand in computer science, computational science, electrical engineering
    The School of Engineering has created two new departments from the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science to encourage innovation, accommodate enrollment growth and focus on areas of strategic excellence. [ Read More ]
11.   Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair set for Sept. 30; student proposals now being accepted
    The annual fall Vanderbilt Undergraduate Research Fair is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 30. A virtual fair will be held from 3 to 4 p.m. on Zoom, followed by an in-person event in the Student Life Center Commodore Ballroom from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Students who have completed research while an undergraduate at Vanderbilt are encouraged to apply. [ Read More ]
12.   Annual parking permits now available for students
    Campus parking options for 2021-22 are now available. Current permits expire Aug. 31. [ Read More ]
13.   Campus Dining to offer Bongo Java coffee for 2021-22 school year
    Vanderbilt Campus Dining is pleased to announce a new partnership with Bongo Java to supply fresh-roasted coffee for its network of residential dining halls and Munchie Marts. [ Read More ]
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