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Fallen trees from summer storms given new life across campus

Jul. 30, 2019—In a partnership between FutureVU and Plant Operations, fallen and removed trees on campus are being given a second life for projects throughout campus.

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I Am Vanderbilt: Randy Smith

May. 8, 2019—The Vanderbilt campus hums with a particular energy in the days leading up to Commencement. Randy Smith, a supervisor in Plant Operations, manages a team of housekeeping staff tasked with getting buildings ready to accommodate the more than 25,000 friends and family members who will be on campus celebrating graduates.

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Life Phase Series: ‘Raised-Bed Gardening with an Expert’ Feb. 26

Jan. 24, 2019—Laura Barker, a horticultural specialist with Vanderbilt Plant Operations’ Grounds Maintenance team, will discuss raised-bed gardening from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, at the Vanderbilt Recreation and Wellness Center teaching kitchen.

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Humane dispersal of roosting crows to begin Dec. 6

Dec. 3, 2018—Plant Operations will implement distress calls and other methods in an effort to drive roosting birds from campus near the Chaffin Place and Lewis House residence halls, South Garage and the Veterans Affairs Hospital.

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Controls Group wins 2018 football ‘greenest group on campus’ award

Nov. 30, 2018—The Facilities department’s Controls Group has been named winner of the 2018 Vanderbilt football sustainability competition.

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Facilities invests in sustainable technologies across campus

Sep. 11, 2018—The Division of Administration’s Facilities department has invested in two new sustainable technologies for the 2018-19 academic year.

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Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion recognizes staff service

Apr. 13, 2018—The Office for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion hosted receptions April 6 recognizing Vanderbilt University’s Plant Operations, Public Safety and Printing Services staff in appreciation of their work throughout the year.

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Life Phase Series: ‘Flower Gardening – Tips and Trends’ March 8

Feb. 21, 2018—Join Laura Barker of Vanderbilt Plant Operations for “Flower Gardening – Tips and Trends” from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, March 8, in Medical Center East, Room 8380B.

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Vanderbilt selects new property management firms

Feb. 1, 2018—New property management contracts have been awarded to CBRE and Lincoln Property Company for buildings in the Vanderbilt University Real Estate portfolio.

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Division of Administration keeps campus running during recent winter weather

Jan. 21, 2018—Essential employees, including many in the Division of Administration, kept the campus running during last week's winter weather.

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Vanderbilt donates office supplies to local charity

Jan. 10, 2018—As offices across Vanderbilt’s campus go more fully digital, they have found themselves with a surplus of physical office supplies. The university recently donated some of these extras to LP Pencil Box, a nonprofit that distributes donated office supplies to Metro Nashville Public Schools.

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Vanderbilt Campus Dining focuses on sustainability

Jan. 10, 2018—Vanderbilt Campus Dining has implemented several initiatives in recent months that will lessen the university’s environmental impact and enhance its overall dining program.

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