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News and Interviews: ‘Sunday TODAY’ host Willie Geist, BA’97, reflects on the pandemic, his podcast, and the pride he takes in Vanderbilt

Jun. 18, 2020—Geist answers questions about working in the media during this tumultuous news cycle, launching his Sunday show, and his strong affinity for Nashville and the Commodore community.

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Commons Reading dovetails with university initiatives on diversity, inclusion

Jun. 17, 2020—While all incoming Vanderbilt undergraduates are expected to read "The Person You Mean to Be," the Commons Reading for 2020-21, the book will be particularly useful for anyone trying to understand the root causes of inequality.

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Jana Harper: Creating performance art during COVID-19

Jun. 10, 2020—When COVID-19 arrived in Nashville, Jana Harper, professor of the practice of art, had to quickly adapt her NEA-supported performance art piece to reflect the necessities of social distancing.

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Markel named SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year

Jun. 4, 2020—Former football student-athlete Cody Markel has been named the 2020 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year. Markel earned national attention last year after creating Turner’s Heroes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of  Vanderbilt classmate and fellow tight end Turner Cockrell.

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A classical singer pivots during pandemic to bring cheer through parody

May. 19, 2020—When Chris Mann, a Vanderbilt alumnus with a degree in opera, started making music parody videos and posting them online, he struck a positive chord with millions of people also struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nashville salutes the Class of 2020

May. 11, 2020—A downtown Nashville landmark was lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8 to cap a day of celebration for the Class of 2020.

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Special edition Zoom backgrounds available for Class of 2020 celebrations

May. 1, 2020—Class of 2020 graduates, their friends, family members and supporters can now download university-, school- and Commencement-themed virtual backgrounds for their Zoom meetings, meetups and online celebrations. Giphy stickers also are available for Instagram Stories by searching #VU2020.

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M.P.H. student working front lines of COVID-19 for Native Americans

Apr. 14, 2020—Just a week into her position with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board, Tamee Livermont, a master of public health student who will graduate with the Class of 2020, was helping to lead the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.

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Campus Dining feeds, comforts Vanderbilt community

Mar. 19, 2020—Campus Dining leadership, general managers, chefs and staff are working around the clock to feed the students, residential faculty and support staff who remain on campus amid the challenges presented by COVID-19.

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Facilities department enhances cleaning protocols around campus

Mar. 18, 2020—As students complete their academic requirements through online and alternative education, and many faculty and staff work remotely to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Vanderbilt continues to take precautions to ensure the health and well-being of the campus community.

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Our favorite #vandygram of the week

Mar. 6, 2020—Sure, we might share too many photos of E. Bronson Ingram College, but is there really such a thing? We don't think so, which is why our favorite #vandygram goes to @seanpcarroll for this pre-spring break shot!

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From the Social ‘Dores

Feb. 28, 2020—Our Social 'Dores have been busy in February - attending Lunar New Year Festival, Celebration of Learning, and VIBE as well as running features on students and staff for #BlackHistoryMonth and enjoying the variety of weather Nashville has to offer. Visit the full story for more features.

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