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  13 things you need to know this week  
1.   Story Photo Diermeier urges Class of 2022 to go forward with courage, ‘dare to grow’
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier congratulated the Class of 2022 for their “persistence, patience and above all, courage” during the past four years when he delivered his Commencement address at Vanderbilt Stadium on May 13. [ Read More ]
2.   Vanderbilt honors Class of 2022 Founder’s Medalists
    Since 1877, Vanderbilt has awarded a gold medal to the student graduating with first honors from each of the university’s 10 schools and colleges. The awards are named after the university’s founder, Cornelius Vanderbilt, who made a contribution to endow the awards in their first year. [ Read More ]
3.   WATCH: Entrepreneur Reid Hoffman tells 2022 graduates that cultivating close friendships ‘may be your life’s most important work’
    Reid Hoffman, who played integral roles in founding the companies PayPal and LinkedIn, called on Vanderbilt University’s Class of 2022 to invest in true, substantial and enduring friendships as they set out on the next phases of their lives. [ Read More ]
4.   University honors 35 as emeritus and emerita faculty
    Vanderbilt University has honored 35 retiring faculty members for their years of service by bestowing upon them the title of emerita or emeritus faculty. They were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony on May 13. [ Read More ]
5.   WATCH: Inspiration, intellect and shared purpose forge life-changing collaborations for Class of 2022
    At Vanderbilt, a mindset of collaboration is infused in every aspect of university life. Meet members of the Class of 2022 whose collaborations within the VU and Nashville communities have led to profound outcomes. [ Watch Video ]
6.   WATCH: Class of 2022 students find belonging and enrich community
    Students who attend Vanderbilt belong to a special community, brought together for the purpose of making each other—and society as a whole—better. Meet members of the Class of 2022 who have cultivated belonging to strengthen, support and enrich their community. [ Watch Video ]
7.   Growing Forward: Celebrating progress
    Through their experiences at Vanderbilt, members of the Class of 2022 have built a set of tools that will help them forge the progress needed for their next steps, writes Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletic Director Candice Lee in the latest “Growing Forward” newsletter. [ Read More ]
8.   Vanderbilt Law School announces $17.5M bequest from W. Weldon Wilson, JD’86, to extend scholarship program
    Vanderbilt Law School Board of Advisors member W. Weldon Wilson, JD’86, and his wife, Elaine, have documented a $17.5 million bequest to support their existing Weldon Wilson Scholarship at Vanderbilt Law School. The scholarship was established in 2011 in honor of Weldon’s 25th reunion. [ Read More ]
9.   Three Vanderbilt students named Goldwater Scholars for 2022
    Rising seniors Alexandra Duncan, Andrew Hanna and Ethan Nguyen have been named 2022 Barry A. Goldwater Scholars, joining 2021 Goldwater Scholar and fellow rising senior Joseph Sexton. The Goldwater Scholarship is the nation’s most competitive scholarship for undergraduate STEM students who show exceptional promise for becoming the nation’s next generation of research leaders. [ Read More ]
10.   Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership aims to train next generation to implement change
    Leaders at the forefront of systemic change make a difference by thinking about how to shift old patterns that have kept people marginalized. Thirteen students nominated by deans across Vanderbilt this year got the chance to engage in such big-picture thinking as participants in the Cal Turner Program for Moral Leadership’s interprofessional student fellowship. [ Read More ]
11.   Excellence in Podcasting award winners honored at reception
    Vanderbilt University’s second Excellence in Podcasting competition was held during the spring 2022 semester. Awards were presented in April to the students whose podcast submissions exemplified the goals of the competition: using audio storytelling to communicate ideas, share perspectives, make arguments and persuade others. [ Read More ]
12.   Peabody graduate students partner with Campus Dining to improve employee safety
    Peabody College graduate students Sara Davis and Burcak Kaynar spent the spring semester conducting an analysis of the language of safety in Vanderbilt Campus Dining operations. In an effort to improve overall employee safety, they focused on the use of large machines in Campus Dining facilities by multilingual employees. [ Read More ]
13.   Vanderbilt announces closure of COVID-19 testing center during summer 2022
    The Vanderbilt University COVID-19 testing center at the David Williams II Recreation and Wellness Center will close operations for the summer, beginning May 16. Because of the reduced population and continued low positivity rates on campus, the asymptomatic testing program is also suspended. [ Read More ]
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