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Larry Dowdy, emeritus computer science professor, dies

Sep. 21, 2018—Larry Dowdy, former chair of the Department of Computer Science who served as Vanderbilt Dean of Students from 1998 to 2001 and long supported the university's Alternative Spring Break program, died Sept. 11.

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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 centers now hiring for 2018-19 academic year

Mar. 27, 2018—Vanderbilt's student centers are now hiring for the 2018-19 academic year. Friendly, customer service-oriented undergraduate and graduate students are sought for employment in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment. Applications are due April 8.

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Faculty asked to work with students who miss class due to flu

Jan. 18, 2018—The Office of the Dean of Students is reporting a high number of influenza cases among students on campus. As a result, the Student Health Center is encouraging all students who are ill to stay away from class to avoid spreading the virus.

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Faculty, students and alumni will deliver ‘ideas worth sharing’ at TEDx event Nov. 12

Oct. 26, 2017—The Office of Student Leadership Development is hosting the third annual TEDxVanderbiltUniversity event from 1 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 12, in Sarratt Cinema.

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VU and VUMC partner to redesign Mental Health Services

Oct. 26, 2017—After two years of study and numerous listening sessions with students, postdoctoral fellows and providers, Vanderbilt has made the decision to transition to a new integrated model of care for campus resources that address mental health and well-being services for all students and fellows.

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Campus remembers and mourns victims of Las Vegas tragedy

Oct. 4, 2017—The Office of the Dean of Students has organized several campus events to remember and mourn the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas.

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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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OACS celebrates 11 years of student recipients of Nichols Humanitarian Fund

Sep. 14, 2017—The Office of Active Citizenship and Service extends an open invitation to the Vanderbilt community to attend its 11th Annual Nichols Humanitarian Fund Reception on Sept. 27.

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Search for E. Bronson Ingram College faculty director underway

Sep. 6, 2017—The search for a faculty director of E. Bronson Ingram College is now underway, in preparation for the new residential college’s fall 2018 opening at the site of the former Vanderbilt and Barnard Halls. In addition, future residential faculty openings are anticipated at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons.

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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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