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CARES Act allows retirement hardship withdrawals

Apr. 2, 2020—The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was enacted into law on March 27, 2020. The CARES Act permits Vanderbilt University to allow qualified COVID-19 coronavirus related distributions available from the Vanderbilt University Retirement Plan.

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Book discussion of ‘A Well-Behaved Woman’ moves online April 7

Apr. 2, 2020—The Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center, in partnership with the Heard Libraries, has moved an “inclusive book group” discussion of "A Well-Behaved Woman" online April 7.

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WeGo Public Transit modifies services in response to COVID-19

Mar. 29, 2020—Starting Monday, March 30, WeGo Public Transit will begin operating a modified service plan until further notice in response to recent ridership changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Get active in April with Health Plus

Mar. 27, 2020—Get creative and get active in April with Health Plus. Show us how you are staying active in the month of April and win big.

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Listen: ‘Coping and Emotional Health during COVID-19’

Mar. 26, 2020—​Rosemary Cope, a clinician with the Employee Assistance Program, shares suggestions for emotional well-being for employees and their children during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Beware of new phishing scam

Mar. 26, 2020—Be aware—malicious individuals are using email to pose as Vanderbilt leaders in an attempt to steal personal information and attack the institution.

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Employee Assistance Program ConnectCARE offers teleconsulting sessions via phone, Zoom

Mar. 26, 2020—Work/Life Connections-Employee Assistance Program ConnectCARE now offers teleconsulting sessions via phone or Zoom telehealth videoconferencing.

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Resources for autism assessment and care amid COVID-19 pandemic

Mar. 25, 2020—The rapidly evolving challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have caused countless disruptions for families across the country as they seek autism diagnostic assessments and support for their toddlers. In response, the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center has developed opportunities to share various resources with families, early intervention providers and diagnosticians.

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Aetna waives co-pays for COVID-19 screenings

Mar. 13, 2020—Insurance provider Aetna is waiving co-pays and member cost share for all diagnostic testing related to COVID-19.

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Zoom online conferencing platform available; Add a VU virtual background

Mar. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt has made Zoom online conferencing software available for all university faculty, students and staff. Are you missing the sights of Vanderbilt while living, learning or working off campus? Bring the university home by downloading campus images to use as virtual backgrounds for your next Zoom meeting.

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Updated information regarding campus services available to Vanderbilt community

Mar. 11, 2020—Vanderbilt student centers and other services will observe modified hours through the end of the semester, and Campus Dining has taken steps to reduce person-to-person contact at dining facilities.

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Get free access to ‘New York Times,’ ‘Wall Street Journal’ through VU Libraries’ News Desk portal

Feb. 13, 2020—The Vanderbilt community can access award-winning news stories in "The New York Times" and "Wall Street Journal" through the “News Desk” portal on the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries homepage.

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