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  11 things you need to know this week  
1.   Free flu shots and COVID booster shots available for Vanderbilt community  
    Vanderbilt is now offering free flu shots and free Pfizer COVID booster vaccines for eligible members of the Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
2.   What you need to know: COVID-19 quarantine and isolation
    G.L. Black, associate provost and dean of students, discusses what students need to know about the COVID-19 quarantine and isolation processes for the 2021-22 academic year. [ Read More ]
3.   Student Care Network offers supplemental support resources for students
    The Student Care Network offers several resources for mental health support that students can access on their own time.  [ Read More ]
4.   Story Photo WATCH: Campus Dining leaders, members talk about challenges and improvements
    David ter Kuile, executive director of Campus Dining, and members of his team discuss the value of being part of the Vanderbilt community and ways they are working to create an excellent environment for students, faculty and staff while dealing with challenges such as staffing and supply chain issues. [ Read More ]
5.   New Heard Libraries collection documents challenges for country artists of color
    The Heard Libraries have acquired the papers of Rissi Palmer, an influential singer-songwriter and Apple Music host who is breaking barriers for country music artists of color. The library’s acquisition is helping Vanderbilt build a world-class archive of African American music in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music. [ Read More ]
6.   Biomedical doctoral students welcomed at Simple Beginnings ceremony
    More than 100 incoming biomedical science Ph.D. students participated in the Simple Beginnings lab coat ceremony held Sept. 3 in Light Hall. The annual tradition welcomes new doctoral students to the School of Medicine and presents them with personalized white lab coats, a classic symbol of scientific training. [ Read More ]
7.   Live theater returns to Vanderbilt with new pandemic-themed plays
    Vanderbilt University Theatre will premiere two commissioned plays with themes inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic Oct. 1–3 at Neely Auditorium. [ Read More ]
8.   The Wond’ry’s Coffee Equity Lab to host fall 2021 conversation series with international coffee experts
    Join global coffee entrepreneurs and experts throughout October and November for discussions on the socio-economic factors contributing to the coffee industry’s growth. [ Read More ]
9.   Author Sasha Issenberg to discuss tumultuous legal fight for same-sex marriage in America
    Journalist and author Sasha Issenberg will speak at Vanderbilt Oct. 11 for a special on-campus event discussing the policy and political battles that led to legalizing same-sex marriage in the United States. Issenberg is the author of “The Engagement: America’s Quarter-Century Struggle Over Same-Sex Marriage.” [ Read More ]
10.   Pre-blasting survey in West End Neighborhood now underway
    To prepare for foundational blasting at the Residential College C construction site, Layton Construction will be surveying buildings in the vicinity. [ Read More ]
11.   Portion of sidewalk along 21st Avenue to close
    To ensure the safety of the Vanderbilt and surrounding community, a section of the sidewalk along 21st Avenue between Grand Avenue and Scarritt Place will be closed beginning Saturday, Oct. 2, to continue work on the renovation and addition project at the Owen Graduate School of Management. [ Read More ]
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