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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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Portions of Children’s Way closed March 25, April 1

Mar. 22, 2017—A project to resurface Children’s Way will close portions of the roadway on Saturday, March 25, and Saturday, April 1.

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Humane dispersal of roosting birds is underway

Jan. 27, 2017—Sounds of fireworks and flashing light will fill the air a couple of times each day beginning Wednesday, Feb. 1, as Vanderbilt undertakes its latest effort to drive roosting birds from campus.

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Some campus services available during upcoming holidays

Nov. 18, 2016—While most areas of campus will close for the upcoming Thanksgiving and winter holidays, some departments will offer limited service for students and employees who will be on campus during these times.

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New summer work opportunities created for partial-year employees

May. 22, 2016—Plant Operations and Campus Dining have teamed up to create new summer work opportunities for partial-year employees.

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