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Four baseball student-athletes selected in MLB Draft

Jun. 12, 2020—Junior standout Austin Martin was selected fifth overall by the Toronto Blue Jays, and junior pitchers Tyler Brown, Jake Eder and Mason Hickman were selected on the second and final day of the 2020 Major League Baseball Draft.

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Markel named SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year

Jun. 4, 2020—Former football student-athlete Cody Markel has been named the 2020 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year. Markel earned national attention last year after creating Turner’s Heroes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of  Vanderbilt classmate and fellow tight end Turner Cockrell.

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Vanderbilt Athletics to host virtual 5K; proceeds benefit Feed Our Heroes

May. 22, 2020—Commodore fans are invited to participate in a virtual 5K event from June 5 to 8, the proceeds of which will benefit Feed Our Heroes, an organization that delivers end-of-shift meals to local health care workers fighting COVID-19.

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Candice Storey Lee to lead Commodores, makes history at Vanderbilt University

May. 21, 2020—Vanderbilt University has announced that Candice Storey Lee, a former standout student-athlete and three-time Vanderbilt University graduate, has been named vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletic director at Vanderbilt after serving in the role on an interim basis since February.

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Vanderbilt lights up athletic fields in tribute to VUMC frontline workers

May. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics will light up recreation fields along Blakemore Avenue on the southern border of campus in tribute to the first responders and frontline workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center caring for COVID-19 patients and others in the Nashville community.

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Engineer, Golfer, Pilot and Rocket Builder: Abbey Carlson, BE’20

Apr. 30, 2020—Abbey Carlson focused her time at Vanderbilt on two passions: athletics and engineering. In July the mechanical engineering graduate heads to Boeing to join its Advanced Design and Prototype Solutions team in Huntsville, Alabama.

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Multiple Vanderbilt summer programs canceled due to COVID-19

Apr. 20, 2020—Many Vanderbilt non-academic programs, camps and special events are being canceled for summer 2020 to protect the health and safety of the community during the coronavirus outbreak.

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VU offers activity pages, resources to support community members with young children at home

Apr. 3, 2020—Vanderbilt University has developed a few printable activity pages, including Vanderbilt-related coloring activities and word searches, that children can engage with at home.

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Open Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt running—with heart and soul

Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Athletics events suspended through March 30

Mar. 12, 2020—Due to concerns about the spread of COVID-19, the Southeastern Conference has canceled the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament in Nashville. In addition, and effective immediately, regular season competition for teams in all sports on SEC campuses, as well SEC championship events, will be suspended until March 30.

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Vanderbilt Athletics to host donation drive for tornado victims March 7

Mar. 4, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics will host a donation drive to assist with Middle Tennessee tornado relief efforts on Saturday, March 7, prior to the men’s basketball home game against South Carolina. The drive will be held from 8 a.m. to noon at the McGugin Center parking lot, 2601 Jess Neely Drive.

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Open Mind: Bringing the Vanderbilt Way to Life

Feb. 26, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente writes about Vanderbilt's Strategic Plan for Athletics in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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