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Open Mind: Keeping Vanderbilt running—with heart and soul

Mar. 30, 2020—Staff at Vanderbilt University have made the transition to online and alternative learning and remote work possible for many, all while prioritizing the safety, productivity and well-being of those in our university community, writes Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt community marks Hispanic Heritage Month with celebration, learning

Oct. 23, 2019—Vanderbilt’s 2019 recognition of Hispanic Heritage Month, which took place Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, celebrated and honored the diverse array of Hispanic and Latinx histories, cultures, narratives and contributions to the university and society.

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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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The Rev. Christopher Donald to lead Office of Religious Life

Apr. 1, 2019—Following a national search, Vanderbilt University has named The Rev. Christopher Donald, an experienced college chaplain, as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.

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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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