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Three Vanderbilt STEM students named Goldwater Scholars for 2020

Apr. 2, 2020—Sophomores Ashwin Kumar and Abinaya Ramakrishnan and junior Amelia Taylor have been awarded prestigious Goldwater Scholarships for their exceptional promise of being the next generation of research leaders.

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Alumnus and philanthropist Brownlee O. Currey Jr. has died

Mar. 27, 2020—Brownlee O. Currey Jr., an alumnus, emeritus trustee, financial services executive and entrepreneur noted for his philanthropic leadership at Vanderbilt University and in the community, has died. He was 91.

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2020 Commencement postponed a year due to COVID-19 outbreak

Mar. 25, 2020—Vanderbilt University has taken the extraordinary action—in order to protect the health and safety of the community—of postponing Commencement and all of its related festivities originally scheduled for May 6-8. The Class of 2020 will be formally celebrated next spring.

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Hans Stoll, Vanderbilt financial research pioneer, has died

Mar. 24, 2020—Hans Stoll, a pioneer in the world of academic finance and the Anne Marie and Thomas B. Walker Jr. Professor of Finance, Emeritus, at Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management, died March 20. He was 80.

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Vanderbilt University names new dean of Blair School of Music following international search

Mar. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University has tapped Lorenzo Candelaria, dean and professor of music at Purchase College, State University of New York, as the next dean of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music following an extensive international search.

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Student Hardship Fund created to help students in need

Mar. 21, 2020—We have redirected $1 million in university funds to create the Student Hardship Fund to support the immediate needs of students experiencing hardships as a result of COVID-19. We hope you will join us in support of our students by making a gift of any size to this special fund.

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Vanderbilt provides full support for successful transition to online and alternative education

Mar. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University has put a priority on providing faculty and students with all of the tools and resources they need to be successful during the move to online and alternative education.

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Message from Vice Provost Tracey George: International travel restrictions update

Mar. 9, 2020—Out of an abundance of caution and to protect the health and safety of the university community and the most vulnerable among it, Vanderbilt is restricting university-sponsored international travel to any country effective Tuesday, March 10, through April 30. As part of this change, Vanderbilt also will have restrictions on hosting new visitors to campus during this period.

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Message from Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain: Information for staff on COVID-19 announcement

Mar. 9, 2020—In partnership with Vanderbilt Public Safety Emergency Preparedness, department operational continuity plans have been developed in response to COVID-19.

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Message from Vice Provost Tracey George: Continuity planning for teaching

Mar. 7, 2020—Faculty are encouraged to develop contingency plans to allow for the continuation of teaching and research and to accommodate students or instructors who must undergo self-isolation or any other prolonged absence due to COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt Divinity and VA partner on doctor of ministry for chaplains

Mar. 6, 2020—A new partnership between the Divinity School and Mental Health and Chaplaincy, a national program of the Veterans Health Administration, will relaunch a doctor of ministry program at Vanderbilt.

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University update on March 3 tornado impact

Mar. 3, 2020—Though the Vanderbilt campus escaped damage from a March 3 tornado, some members of the university community have been significantly impacted, including losing their homes, following the storm that hit Nashville during the early morning hours. University officials continue to reach out to students, faculty and staff to determine the impact for, and provide assistance to, those who live off-campus.

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