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Vanderbilt announces plan to demolish towers on West End Avenue

Jun. 24, 2019—Vanderbilt University will bring down one of its tallest campus buildings when it conducts a controlled implosion of the Carmichael West Tower 3 residence hall on Saturday, July 27. The removal of Carmichael Towers 3 and 4 this summer to make way for three new residential colleges in the West End Neighborhood aligns with Vanderbilt’s Academic Strategic Plan, a key pillar of which is to strengthen the undergraduate residential experience, as well as FutureVU, the university’s initiative to enhance the places on campus where community members live, work and learn.

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Campus community invited to ceremony recognizing Vanderbilt for sustainable building practices

Jun. 21, 2019—Vanderbilt will be recognized for its sustainable building efforts on Tuesday, June 25, when the U.S. Green Building Council presents the university with a plaque designating the Engineering and Science Building and Eskind Biomedical Library with LEED Gold status. Vanderbilt Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will join Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain for remarks beginning at 2 p.m.

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Vanderbilt hosts ‘food-scrap’ cooking competition to reduce food waste

Jun. 11, 2019—Four Nashville chefs and their teams—including one from Vanderbilt Campus Dining—competed at E. Bronson Ingram College to cook creatively while reducing food waste.

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Vanderbilt University to enhance hiring process with SkillSurvey 

Jun. 7, 2019—The new tool, an automated reference-checking resource, will allow the university to efficiently conduct an applicant’s reference check in as little as two business days, dropping up to 10 days off the average time spent collecting reference responses.

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Vanderbilt announces plan to build graduate housing development in Midtown

May. 17, 2019—The university will begin work later this year on its graduate and professional student housing village, starting with an approximately 600-bed project to be located on Broadway between Lyle and 20th avenues.

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Vanderbilt outlines major plans to reduce environmental footprint

Apr. 22, 2019—Vanderbilt University unveiled a comprehensive long-term strategy to significantly reduce its environmental footprint in part by powering its campus entirely through renewable energy, putting the university on track to be carbon neutral by 2050.

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Vanderbilt University named one of America’s top 100 employers by ‘Forbes’

Apr. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt University is ranked 85th among the nation’s top 100 employers by "Forbes" on the magazine’s 2019 “America’s Best Employers” list.

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Town hall discusses capital planning for academic buildings in A&S historic core and for sciences, engineering

Apr. 5, 2019—A recent town hall meeting brought together senior university leaders and several hundred Vanderbilt community members to discuss the findings of two capital improvement studies.

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Town hall scheduled on future of university’s academic capital projects

Mar. 19, 2019—A March 28 town hall with several university leaders will focus on two studies for capital improvements: one for facility needs in the science and engineering disciplines, and the other to revitalize the A&S historic core buildings.

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Survey series will seek feedback from campus community on key issues

Mar. 11, 2019—University administrators and faculty and staff committees are launching a series of surveys to seek feedback from Vanderbilt’s campus community with the goal of informing policy and programming decisions.

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First edition of FutureVU Peabody neighborhood newsletter released

Mar. 1, 2019—The university has established a Peabody neighborhood newsletter for interested community members with updates on upcoming construction milestones, progress pictures and more.

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Safety remains top priority as electric scooter use increases

Feb. 18, 2019—The Division of Administration has established a dockless bike and electric scooter educational outreach group, charged with bringing together students and administrators to educate the community on best practices and offer a forum to address concerns.

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