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Deadline for Immersion plan proposals extended to Sept. 7; online resources available

Mar. 30, 2020—Students whose Immersion Vanderbilt plan proposals were due on April 1 now have until Sept. 7, 2020, to submit a proposal, and students whose proposals are affected by the COVID-19 outbreak will have until Sept. 7 to update their proposals.

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Message from the Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion and the Provost’s Office for Inclusive Excellence

Mar. 30, 2020—Vanderbilt continues to be committed to fostering a safe and welcoming community that is inclusive and respectful of differences. As a university, Vanderbilt condemns expressions of hate, bias and discrimination in all forms.

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Vanderbilt University names new dean of Blair School of Music following international search

Mar. 24, 2020—Vanderbilt University has tapped Lorenzo Candelaria, dean and professor of music at Purchase College, State University of New York, as the next dean of Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music following an extensive international search.

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Open Mind: Innovative solutions for uncommon times

Mar. 23, 2020—Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente offers thanks in a video message to the Vanderbilt community, and discusses how students, faculty and staff are harnessing creative and innovative solutions to continue their work and learning amid the COVID-19 pandemic in her latest "Open Mind" column.

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Vanderbilt provides full support for successful transition to online and alternative education

Mar. 18, 2020—Vanderbilt University has put a priority on providing faculty and students with all of the tools and resources they need to be successful during the move to online and alternative education.

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For faculty: Resources for moving to alternative education

Mar. 11, 2020—Online and alternative learning will launch Monday, March 16, for undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The university is committed to providing faculty with the resources and support they need as this unprecedented shift is made to protect the health and safety of the campus community.

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Further guidance on events, gatherings and administrative meetings

Mar. 10, 2020—All university-sponsored, non-Athletics events and gatherings are suspended through April 30.

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Message from Vice Provost Tracey George: International travel restrictions update

Mar. 9, 2020—Out of an abundance of caution and to protect the health and safety of the university community and the most vulnerable among it, Vanderbilt is restricting university-sponsored international travel to any country effective Tuesday, March 10, through April 30. As part of this change, Vanderbilt also will have restrictions on hosting new visitors to campus during this period.

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Message from Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente: Classes suspended and new guidelines

Mar. 9, 2020—Based on a desire to protect the health and safety of the Vanderbilt community from the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente is cancelling all university classes for the remainder of the week of March 9. In addition, beginning Monday, March 16, and through at least March 30, the university is suspending all in-person classes and is moving to online and other alternative learning options.

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CANCELED: Sports and Society Committee to host luncheon and discussion March 19

Mar. 9, 2020—Faculty are invited to join a roundtable session on Thursday, March 19, focusing on research success stories from the Sports and Society Micro-Grant Program.

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Message from Vice Provost Tracey George: Continuity planning for teaching

Mar. 7, 2020—Faculty are encouraged to develop contingency plans to allow for the continuation of teaching and research and to accommodate students or instructors who must undergo self-isolation or any other prolonged absence due to COVID-19.

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University Arts Council announces four areas of focus

Mar. 3, 2020—Four additional subcommittees of the University Arts Council have been created to focus on areas related to the council’s goals of advocating for the arts and related scholarship at Vanderbilt.

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