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  9 things you need to know this week  
1.   Vanderbilt 14th among nation’s top universities in latest ‘U.S. News’ rankings
    Vanderbilt is ranked 14th among national universities for a second consecutive year in “U.S. News & World Report’s” 2022 Best Colleges rankings. The university also was recognized as a best value and for the quality of its undergraduate teaching. [ Read More ]
2.   Chancellor Diermeier reflects on 9/11, 20 years later
    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier reflects on the 20th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, in a video message to the Vanderbilt community. [ Read More ]
3.   WATCH: Town hall for undergraduate students and families
    Campus leaders hosted a virtual town hall Sept. 13 for undergraduate students and their families. The topics discussed included COVID-19 protocols, testing and contact tracing, housing and dining facilities, academic support, and resources for mental health and wellness. [ Read More ]
4.   Strengthening cybersecurity across our institution
    Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Cybele Raver and Vice Chancellor for Finance and for Information Technology and
Chief Financial Officer Brett Sweet discuss the Vanderbilt community’s shared responsibility to secure personal information and protect the university’s vital data and research. [ Read More ]
5.   Story Photo Vanderbilt launches COVID-19 sentinel testing program
    As a part of Vanderbilt’s COVID-19 response and in light of increasing case numbers in Nashville and the surrounding community, the university is implementing random asymptomatic testing—or “sentinel” testing—to detect and forecast possible infection trends and provide early warning signs of outbreak. [ Read More ]
6.   Vanderbilt University to host PARK(ing) Day 2021 today
    Vanderbilt University will host PARK(ing) Day, an annual global event competition in which urban areas, such as parking lots, are transformed into green spaces to promote sustainable design, on Friday, Sept. 17. [ Read More ]
7.   Celebrate Constitution Day with the Vanderbilt Libraries today
    The Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries will host events to mark Constitution Day on Friday, Sept. 17, including a public reading of the U.S. Constitution, handing out pocket Constitutions and hosting a social media photo booth. All are invited to participate. [ Read More ]
8.   VU strengthens online tutoring partnership with Metro Nashville Public Schools
    Vanderbilt University is calling on the wider university community to help expand a student-based tutoring program that began last year to assist Metro Nashville Public Schools. Vanderbilt is inviting faculty, staff, alumni and students to volunteer in this effort to tutor local public school students online. [ Read More ]
9.   Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month 2021
    Hispanic Heritage Month, recognized annually from Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, honors the history, cultural diversity and unique contributions of individuals and communities whose ancestry can be traced to Spain, Mexico, Central and South America and the Caribbean. Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff will recognize the month with a series of programs and events. [ Read More ]
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