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  12 things you need to know this week  
1.   Chancellor Diermeier and Provost Raver share Thanksgiving wishes
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs C. Cybele Raver shared Thanksgiving wishes in a message to the Vanderbilt community on Friday morning. [ Read More ]
2.   Reid Hoffman, entrepreneur, investor and co-founder of LinkedIn, to deliver 2022 Graduates Day address
    Reid Hoffman, an accomplished entrepreneur, executive, investor and philanthropist who has played an integral role in building many of today’s leading consumer technology businesses, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal when he delivers the Graduates Day address to the Class of 2022 on May 12. [ Read More ]
3.   USA Today: College professors have a right to provoke and upset you. It’s a part of learning.
    Academic institutions owe it to their students and faculty, and to society at large, to guard against radicalization and politicization of ideas by any group, no matter where it falls on the political spectrum, writes Chancellor Daniel Diermeier in this opinion piece. [ Read More ]
4.   Storytelling initiatives help promote civil discourse across campus
    Vanderbilt has launched multiple avenues to practice and teach civil discourse, with the goal of preparing students to have difficult but constructive conversations in an increasingly polarized time. [ Read More ]
5.   2022 Outstanding Senior combines passions for leadership, inclusion, volunteerism
    Engineering science major Shun Ahmed has a passion for diversity, inclusion and volunteering. Ahmed’s impact throughout her time at Vanderbilt was recognized when she was named 2022 Outstanding Senior, one of the highest honors an undergraduate student can receive at the university. [ Read More ]
6.   Story Photo Vanderbilt offers reminders about COVID-19 safety during the holidays
    The Thanksgiving and winter holidays are traditionally a time of gathering with family and friends. As with all aspects of life in a pandemic, however, best safety practices require us to adjust our expectations and behaviors. [ Read More ]
7.   Listening sessions lead to changes in student handbook
    The Vanderbilt student handbook has been revised to include new policies regarding student discrimination and online harassment following a series of listening sessions among university leaders and students, faculty and identity groups. [ Read More ]
8.   Nominate outstanding faculty for annual teaching awards
    Undergraduate students are invited to nominate faculty members for two university awards recognizing excellence in teaching: the Madison Sarratt Prize for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and the Ellen Gregg Ingalls Award for Excellence in Classroom Teaching. [ Read More ]
9.   Vanderbilt eliminates single-use plastic bottles at athletics venues
    Vanderbilt University continues to make significant progress in reducing its overall environmental impact, recently eliminating single-use plastic bottles at all athletics venues across campus. [ Read More ]
10.   COVID-19 testing center closures for Thanksgiving, winter holidays
    Vanderbilt will adjust operations of its COVID-19 testing center for the Thanksgiving holiday and upcoming university winter break.  [ Read More ]
11.   Wond’ry launches first Coffee Equity Design Challenge, applications now open
    Students interested in systems thinking approaches to global challenges may apply to participate in the Coffee Equity Design Challenge before Nov. 19. [ Read More ]
12.   Initiative for Race Research and Justice seeks applicants for Graduate and Professional Student Board
    The Initiative for Race Research and Justice is seeking Vanderbilt graduate and professional students to join its inaugural Graduate and Professional Student Board. The board will commence spring 2022 for a one-year term.  [ Read More ]
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