Sep. 21, 2020—As the fifth week of classes begins, progress is being made across the university to ensure that students, whether on campus or studying remotely, are building connections and creating meaningful experiences while following campus protocols and guidelines.
Sep. 21, 2020—Staff make possible the pursuit of Vanderbilt's mission to provide an empowering education to students, and their commitment and sustained effort have made the start of the academic year a great success, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain in a message to university staff.
Sep. 21, 2020—When Riddhi Singhania starts her day at Vanderbilt, many of her peers are turning in for the night. That's because she's experiencing her first year at the university remotely from her home in Indore, India.
Sep. 21, 2020—The Vanderbilt community is answering the call to Anchor Down and Step Up to help slow the spread of COVID-19. These efforts are being commemorated in a collection of limited-edition items now available in a new online store.
Sep. 18, 2020—As a result of students' steadfast commitment, Vanderbilt is managing the spread of COVID-19—but continued vigilance is of paramount importance, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a Sept. 18 message to students.
Sep. 18, 2020—As the university continues its work to help slow the spread of COVID-19, individualized exceptions to student quarantine and isolation policies will not be granted. Public health requires consistent collective action, and the policies in place help protect the health and safety of the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities.
Sep. 16, 2020—William Schaffner, professor of health policy and professor of preventive medicine, discusses the importance of getting a flu vaccination this year amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep. 14, 2020—Students, faculty and staff are making tremendous strides in keeping one another as safe as possible and continuing to focus on campus protocols and guidelines in this time of great change. Each member of the Vanderbilt community must be part of the solution, and leaders are emerging across campus.
Sep. 13, 2020—Vanderbilt University announced on Friday that it would begin the fall athletics season without spectators at home events through the end of October due to health and safety concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sep. 11, 2020—Free flu shots are now available for all students at the Student Health Center, including on Saturday, Oct. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Sep. 11, 2020—Derek Griffith, professor of medicine, health and society and founding director of the Center for Research on Men’s Health, takes an intersectional approach to researching the impacts of COVID-19, advocating for a more nuanced understanding of identity’s role in determining risk to enhance policy reforms toward greater health equity.
Sep. 10, 2020—Student Advocates for Public Health, a new student group, will engage undergraduates in education, training and dialogue to promote the safest possible campus for everyone at Vanderbilt.