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Daniel Diermeier

A message to faculty on fulfilling our mission as we return to campus

Aug. 12, 2020—The Vanderbilt community will come together, continue to make adjustments, embrace debate and discussion, and focus on how best to ensure we take care of one another while fulfilling our scholarly missions as a residential research university, write Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente in a message to faculty.

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Vanderbilt implements emergency relief fund, extended sick leave to help employees manage challenges related to COVID-19

Aug. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University has established the Employee COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund to assist employees with financial burdens that have been incurred as a result of COVID-19. In addition, Vanderbilt will provide eligible staff members who are required to work on campus access to a one-time bank of up to two weeks of pay to recover from a diagnosed COVID-19 illness or to stay home for required quarantine or isolation periods.

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‘We Are Proud But Not Satisfied’: Advancing our mission together as One Vanderbilt

Jul. 27, 2020—Now, more than ever, as we find ourselves in the midst of historic change, it’s critical that we work as One Vanderbilt, a vibrant, collaborative community, to embark on our next chapter, writes Chancellor Daniel Diermeier.

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Watch: VU, VUMC experts discuss medical aspects of COVID-19 for students and families

Jul. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt’s world-class medical and public health experts—who are on the front lines of treating the COVID-19 pandemic and searching for a cure—addressed the latest understanding of the virus, best practices and the science behind public health protocols designed to slow the spread, and the university’s plans for testing and contact tracing in a virtual town hall on July 18.

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Watch: VU, VUMC experts discuss medical aspects of COVID-19 for faculty, staff and postdocs

Jul. 20, 2020—Vanderbilt’s world-class medical and public health experts—who are on the front lines of treating the COVID-19 pandemic and searching for a cure—addressed the latest understanding of the virus, best practices and the science behind public health protocols designed to slow the spread, and the university’s plans for testing and contact tracing in a virtual town hall on July 18.

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Birch to lead ad hoc Board of Trust Committee on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Jul. 15, 2020—Longtime NFL executive and Vanderbilt Law School alumnus Adolpho Birch III has been named as chair of a new Board of Trust ad hoc committee that will partner with university leadership to evaluate and recommend policies around equity, diversity and inclusion.

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VU, VUMC medical experts to host town halls about the medical aspects of COVID-19

Jul. 15, 2020—Medical and public health experts from Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host two virtual town halls focused on the medical aspects of COVID-19 on Saturday, July 18. They will address the latest understanding of the virus, best practices and the science behind public health protocols designed to slow the spread, as well as the university’s plans for testing and contact tracing. The town hall for faculty and staff will take place from noon to 1 p.m. The town hall for student and families will take place from 2 to 3 p.m.

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Vanderbilt responds to federal government decision to rescind new visa rules for international students

Jul. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt University has issued a response to the federal government’s announcement rescinding its immigration directive that would have forced international students to leave the United States if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall.

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Vanderbilt, peer institutions oppose new ICE guidance for international students, will file amicus brief

Jul. 10, 2020—Vanderbilt University and more than 50 of the nation’s top universities and colleges plan to file a joint amicus brief in support of a lawsuit opposing new federal immigration guidance requiring international students with F-1 visas to leave the United States, or transfer to another school, if their institution offers remote-only instruction in the fall. The brief is expected to be filed early next week.

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Message on U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s guidance related to international students

Jul. 7, 2020—Read a joint message from Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente’s on the guidance released by Immigration and Customs Enforcement July 6 regarding international students taking online classes this fall due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Hundreds gather for virtual Memorial Service Against Racism hosted by Churchwell

Jul. 6, 2020—Hundreds participated in a Memorial Service Against Racism on June 29 organized by Vice Chancellor for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer André L. Churchwell.

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Diermeier, Wente call for Congress to support research universities in COVID-19 relief package

Jul. 6, 2020—Chancellor Daniel Diermeier and Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente recently wrote to members of the Tennessee congressional delegation, urging them to support America’s leading research universities as they work through the ramifications of the COVID-19 global health pandemic.

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