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Covid-19 Supporting the Community

Vanderbilt Divinity School conference to address impact of COVID-19

Jul. 31, 2020—The Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative will host "Medical Apartheid Revisited: Pandemic, Politics and Priorities," an online social justice conference Aug. 5-7, to explore increasing racial and ethnic health disparities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Vanderbilt bolsters support services for international students

Jul. 17, 2020—Vanderbilt ISSS bolsters efforts to support the university’s international students, who are navigating challenges ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to rapidly changing government directives.

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Immigration Practice Clinic students support communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19

Jul. 9, 2020—Three Vanderbilt Law School students with the school's Immigration Practice Clinic assisted in drafting a Nashville Metropolitan Council resolution that supports immigrant communities disproportionately affected by COVID-19. The resolution was passed by the Metro Council on July 7.

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Vanderbilt joins peers to support prospective students during COVID-19

Jul. 8, 2020—Vanderbilt University has signed a nationwide pledge from college admissions officers outlining what is expected and valued on college applications to reduce stress for prospective students and their families.

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Vanderbilt medical experts discuss health disparities, inequities during COVID-19 on webinar co-hosted with SEC chief diversity officers

Jun. 26, 2020—More than 600 attendees from across the Southeast participated in a June 24 webinar on COVID-19 health disparities hosted by Vanderbilt and presented by the chief diversity officers of universities in the Southeastern Conference.

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Chief diversity officers of the SEC to present a COVID-19 webinar on health disparities, inequities and possible solutions June 24

Jun. 15, 2020—Chief diversity officers from across the Southeastern Conference will offer a webinar on Wednesday, June 24, exploring the intersection of race and the COVID-19 health crisis. The Vanderbilt-hosted webinar is free and open to the public.

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Luce Foundation grant bolsters Divinity School’s relief efforts after tornado, COVID-19

Jun. 10, 2020—A rapid response grant by the Henry Luce Foundation will continue the intensive humanitarian efforts of Vanderbilt Divinity School after tornadoes wreaked havoc across Tennessee, followed by COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt University screening tool assesses COVID-19 risk

Jun. 1, 2020—A virtual self-screening tool developed by Vanderbilt global health experts will help individuals assess their risk of COVID-19 and provide anonymized data to public health researchers and officials studying the spread of the disease.

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VUPS creates Public Health AmbassaDores program to help promote health, safety of Vanderbilt community

May. 28, 2020—In an effort to guide the university community in practicing healthy behaviors during COVID-19, Vanderbilt has launched the Public Health AmbassaDores program to address questions regarding campus health and safety measures. The program began on Monday, May 18, during Vanderbilt Phase 1 of the Return to Campus Plan.

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‘This Holding’ premiere with Jana Harper moves online May 29

May. 26, 2020—The OZ Arts online premiere of "This Holding: Traces of Contact," a performance video emerging from an interdisciplinary collaboration led by Associate Professor of the Practice of Art Jana Harper, will be May 29.

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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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Bordeau appointed president of Pulse: International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education

May. 20, 2020—Andrea Bordeau, global safety and security manager for Vanderbilt University, has been appointed the inaugural president of Pulse: International Health and Safety Professionals in Higher Education. The announcement of her appointment comes as Bordeau has worked to ensure the safety of Vanderbilt community members while abroad.

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