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Wente, Kopstain provide capital projects update at campus meeting

Dec. 11, 2019—A recent town hall meeting gave Vanderbilt community members an update on progress being made on several of the university’s capital projects, as well as provided next steps in the planning processes surrounding academic buildings and spaces.

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FutureVU Advisory Committee announced

Dec. 2, 2019—A new advisory committee comprising faculty, staff and students from across the university will provide feedback on current plans, concepts and options for FutureVU, the university’s comprehensive campus planning initiative.

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Division of Administration issues FutureVU progress report

Nov. 22, 2019—Sustainable building and landscape projects, safety and accessibility improvements and transportation and mobility accomplishments are just a few of the many achievements outlined in the first FutureVU progress report, released online by the Division of Administration.

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Construction hours to change this weekend for West End Tower crane extension

Nov. 7, 2019—To complete the rest of the structural work for the planned 20-story West End Tower, the crane needs an extension. Construction hours will change this weekend, with work beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday. If the work is not completed on Saturday, work on the crane will begin again at 7 a.m. on Sunday.

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Wente and Kopstain to host capital projects and planning town hall Nov. 12

Nov. 2, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning. The event will be from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Student Life Center Board of Trust Room.

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Central Neighborhood Advisory Committee announced

Oct. 31, 2019—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain have appointed an advisory committee comprised of faculty and students to provide input on the development of plans, concepts and scenarios for Vanderbilt's Central Neighborhood. In addition, Wente and Kopstain will host a town hall on Tuesday, Nov. 12, to provide an update on Academic Affairs capital projects and planning.

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Lane Change: Vanderbilt experts say the future of urban transportation relies not on one solution, but on many

Oct. 30, 2019—Self-driving cars. Ride shares. Electric bikes and scooters. The future of transportation, experts say, won’t include just one mode, but instead many. Depending on your point of view, that’s either a welcome relief or a nightmare.

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Annual Commons Unplugged week Nov. 3-9 celebrates sustainability

Oct. 29, 2019—The sixth annual Commons Unplugged environmental awareness week, from Sunday, Nov. 3, to Saturday, Nov. 9, will celebrate sustainability, natural resource conservation and energy conservation through various events focusing on Vanderbilt’s first-year student population. All events are free and open to the Vanderbilt community.

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Campus Dining staff member named Greenest Commodore on Campus

Oct. 24, 2019—Suzanne Herron, the sustainability coordinator for Campus Dining, has been named the 2019 Greenest Commodore on Campus.

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Vanderbilt celebrates grand opening of new National Pan-Hellenic Council House

Oct. 21, 2019—Members of the Vanderbilt community celebrated the grand opening of the new National Pan-Hellenic Council House on Oct. 18 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception. The new house is part of the evolution of the West End Neighborhood.

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Open Mind: Committed to showing our work

Oct. 21, 2019—Transparency keeps everyone informed so we can engage in meaningful debate and give input on actions, and it builds trust and teamwork by setting clear and consistent processes, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in this week's column.

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Learn about progress in West End Neighborhood in October newsletter

Oct. 18, 2019—The West End Neighborhood is celebrating another milestone with the opening of the Zeta Tau Alpha and National Pan-Hellenic Council houses located on the new Kensington Promenade. The community is invited to attend a special grand opening ceremony for the NPHC house today, Oct. 18, at 5:30 p.m.

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