Oct. 23, 2020—During the inaugural Fall Staff Assembly, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier thanked the staff for their hard work, perseverance and expertise to launch the Return to Campus plan. More than 1,250 staff attended the virtual event.
Oct. 23, 2020—Nine staff members and 10 teams received Anchor Down, Step Up Excellence Awards from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier for their exceptional efforts during the university's response to COVID-19.
Oct. 19, 2020—Nashville is seeing a significant rise in positive COVID-19 cases, and Vanderbilt has seen a slight uptick in its student testing positivity rate over the last week. It is more important than ever for Vanderbilt community members to abide by university health and safety protocols at all times, whether on or off campus.
Vanderbilt to conduct exit testing for undergraduate students, additional optional testing for all students before end of fall in-person classes
Oct. 19, 2020—As the end of in-person classes on Nov. 20 approaches, and with the interest of protecting public health as students prepare to leave campus and return to the homes of their parents and families, Vanderbilt will conduct mandatory undergraduate student “exit testing” and will also provide a final optional COVID-19 testing opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate and professional students.
Oct. 15, 2020—It might be possible to use vesicles carrying the receptor for SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, to bind the virus and prevent infection.
Vanderbilt urges continued adherence to safety protocols on and off campus amidst uptick in local cases
Oct. 14, 2020—With public health data indicating COVID-19 positive cases in Nashville have begun trending upwards since Oct. 4, it is more important than ever for Vanderbilt community members to abide by university protocols at all times, whether on or off campus. The university remains in Phase II+ of the Vanderbilt Return to Campus Plan.
Oct. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University is launching a new re-testing program for members of its community who receive a positive COVID-19 PCR test but are without symptoms. Beginning this week, undergraduate students who are tested in the university’s weekly mandatory testing programs and other community members participating in Vanderbilt’s periodic testing who meet defined criteria will be retested to confirm their initial positive test result.
Oct. 14, 2020—The Division of Administration is conducting a series of surveys designed to gain a better understanding of commuter attitudes and behaviors in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Survey results will inform mobility and transportation efforts on campus and scholarly research at the university.
COVID-19 long-acting antibodies discovered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center move to phase 3 clinical trials
Oct. 13, 2020—AstraZeneca is advancing into phase 3 clinical trials with an investigational COVID-19 therapy of two long-acting antibodies discovered by Vanderbilt University Medical Center and optimized by AstraZeneca.
Oct. 12, 2020—As announced last Wednesday, Vanderbilt will continue to offer in-person, on-campus classes—governed by current safety protocols—during the 2021 spring semester. This week's Return to Campus Update provides additional clarity to questions regarding winter break housing as well as the academic schedule for spring.
Oct. 12, 2020—Due to a lack of available scholarship student-athletes, the Oct. 17 football game at Missouri will be postponed to a later date. The shortage of available scholarship student-athletes is due to the quarantining of individuals with positive COVID-19 tests and those designated as close contacts, along with injuries and opt-outs.
Oct. 7, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Data Science Institute, Department of Economics and Public Policy Studies Program, in partnership with the nonpartisan Sycamore Institute, are co-hosting a virtual discussion with celebrated economist and Harvard professor Raj Chetty on the economic impact of COVID-19. Chancellor Daniel Diermeier will deliver opening remarks.