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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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Vanderbilt opens new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

Sep. 21, 2017—Students, staff and even some administrators could not resist moving to the beat of the Latin music that filled the third floor of Sarratt Student Center Sept. 19, as guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Vanderbilt’s new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.

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Vanderbilt ready to assist students possibly impacted by Hurricane Irma

Sep. 11, 2017—Associate Provost and Dean of Students Mark Bandas has communicated with Vanderbilt students about resources available on campus to assist them. The university will continue to monitor for impacts to the extended Vanderbilt community and will share information about opportunities to assist as they become available.

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Message to students from Provost Wente and Dean Bandas re: DACA resources

Sep. 5, 2017—Dear Vanderbilt students, We know many of you are deeply concerned about President Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program. As Chancellor Zeppos shared in his statement today, Vanderbilt opposes this action and is committed to supporting and embracing our students regardless of their immigration status, citizenship or nationality....

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Psychological and Counseling Center director transitions to faculty role

Jul. 31, 2017—Catherine Fuchs, director of the Psychological and Counseling Center, will transition from center director to return to child and adolescent specialty care in her capacity as faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

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