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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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Humane dispersal of roosting crows underway

Jan. 3, 2018—Plant Operations is implementing distress calls and other methods in an effort to drive roosting birds from campus near the Chaffin Place and Lewis House residence halls, the 25th Avenue Garage and the Veterans Affairs Hospital.

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Humane dispersal of roosting crows set to begin Dec. 11

Dec. 7, 2017—Plant Operations will implement distress calls and other methods in an effort to drive roosting birds from campus. As in previous years, humane methods of dispersal will be used to frighten the birds away without causing harm.

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Facilities Review Committee can assist with special requests to modify campus environment

Nov. 9, 2017—Faculty, students and staff seeking to alter the campus environment through a display, event or related activity can work with the Facilities Review Committee. The FRC meets every Thursday at 8 a.m.

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Vanderbilt celebrates PARK(ing) Day

Sep. 17, 2017—Faculty, staff and students participated in PARK(ing) Day—an internationally recognized event that features parking spaces turned into “pocket parks”—on Sept. 15.

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New task force to aid in development of accessibility and inclusion strategies for land use planning initiative

Aug. 28, 2017—Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain has named an Advisory Accessibility Task Force to help develop accessibility and inclusion plans related to campus land-use strategies.

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21st Avenue pedestrian bridge, associated stairs, walkways to undergo repairs Aug. 12-17

Aug. 11, 2017—Beginning Saturday, Aug. 12, the 21st Avenue South pedestrian bridge and associated stairs and walkways connecting the bridge to MRB III and Medical Center North will be partially obstructed for emergency repairs.

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Comprehensive campus accessibility project underway

May. 31, 2017—Vanderbilt Facilities is in the process of examining accessibility features on campus, with the long-term goal of making indoor and outdoor areas accessible and inclusive for all members of the Vanderbilt community.

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University Facilities unveils new Facility Alert Notification (FAN) system

May. 3, 2017—Do you want to be informed of any utility or service outages for your building? Then sign up for FAN, Vanderbilt’s new utility outage notification system.

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