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Message from Associate Provost Mark Bandas: Student reporting

Mar. 8, 2020—Students who have had direct contact with someone who is infected with COVID-19, or who have traveled to China, South Korea, Iran or Italy, are not permitted to return to campus until they have completed a 14-day self-isolation period and been cleared to return to campus. Students are also encouraged to complete the self-report/monitoring survey if they have any reason to believe that their contacts or travels may have exposed them to COVID-19.

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Vanderbilt climate surveys on sexual assault and misconduct show informed and engaged campus community, challenges remaining

Oct. 15, 2019—Vanderbilt University released on Tuesday the findings of two surveys conducted earlier this year assessing student, postdoctoral fellow and faculty experiences with sexual assault and sexual misconduct.

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Dean of Students offices reorganized to advance student success

Aug. 20, 2019—The Office of the Dean of Students has reorganized its structure into three main clusters to help create new synergies, strengthen collaboration and advance student success and well-being.

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Black named assistant provost and deputy dean of students

Jul. 1, 2019—G.L. Black has been named to the new role of assistant provost and deputy dean of students. Black will report directly to Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas and will work with and across all areas of the Dean of Students, which comprise Community Standards and Student Support, Student Engagement and Leadership, and Residential Experience.

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Vigil honors victims of Al Noor, Linwood mosque attacks in New Zealand

Mar. 19, 2019—Hundreds of members of the Vanderbilt community gathered near Rand Hall on Monday afternoon to remember the victims of last week’s shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Vigil today for victims of New Zealand terrorist attacks

Mar. 18, 2019—The Muslim Students Association and the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life invite the Vanderbilt community to come together today for a vigil to stand in solidarity for the victims of the New Zealand terrorist attacks and their families. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. at the wall outside Rand Hall.

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InclusAbility campaign to bring awareness, more inclusive lens to disability identities

Sep. 28, 2018—Ensuring that all students, faculty and staff with disabilities, both visible and invisible, are provided with equal opportunities to fully avail themselves of all that Vanderbilt has to offer is the aim of a new campaign. The effort kicks off with a celebration Oct. 4.

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New hires bring diverse backgrounds and expertise to Student Care Network

Aug. 26, 2018—The Office of the Dean of Students has welcomed new medical practitioners and wellness providers to campus to support the health and wellbeing of all Vanderbilt students through the new Student Care Network.

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Student Care Network enhances student health and wellness services

Aug. 24, 2018—With the new Student Care Network, Vanderbilt students will begin the academic year with improved access to a variety of new health and wellness services.

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YES portal to include optional pronoun selection

Mar. 12, 2018—Beginning today, a new module will provide all students the option to specify their chosen pronouns through Your Enrollment Services, the university's online student services and academic information portal.

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Implementation Planning Group named to develop, launch Counseling Center

Feb. 15, 2018—The new Implementation Planning Group, made up of faculty and staff, will provide recommendations on Vanderbilt's network of care as well as guidance on the strategic development of the University Counseling Center.

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Utility work planned to begin mid-December for reimagined ‘West End neighborhood’

Sep. 28, 2017—Construction and utilities work is planned to begin in December to bury overhead utilities in preparation for new residential colleges and a beautification effort along the West End corridor of Vanderbilt’s campus.

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