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University observes moment of silence for 9/11 victims

Sep. 14, 2011—About 100 individuals gathered on Library Lawn at noon Sept. 12 for a moment of silence in memory of the 9/11 victims. Luke Billet, a senior in the School of Engineering and member of the Dodecaphonics, sang the national anthem. Vanderbilt ROTC provided a flag detail for the gathering, which was organized by the University...

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Heat advisory means time to conserve energy

Jul. 12, 2011—There are many things you can do to save energy during the summer heat.

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Campus construction project begins this week near Kirkland Hall

Jun. 6, 2011—Anyone used to walking around Kirkland Hall on campus will need to be aware of detours due to construction that begins this week. The construction is routing power lines directly to Wilson Hall.  Currently, Wilson is linked to the Kissam Residence Halls. Before work can begin on the new college halls, Wilson needs its own...

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Cicadas affect campus cooling systems

Jun. 1, 2011—Many buildings on campus are having problems with cooling systems, and cicadas are to blame, said Mark Petty, assistant vice chancellor for plant operations. He explained that the slow-moving insects that emerged in Middle Tennessee by the scores over the past few weeks in order to mate, lay eggs and then die, have interfered with...

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Power and AC to be out to several buildings on May 15

May. 12, 2011—On Sunday, May 15, Plant Operations will perform electrical power maintenance on campus between the hours of 4 a.m. and 6 p.m.  Some buildings on campus will not have power or air conditioning during this time. The outage does not affect the baseball game with the University of Florida, Stevenson Center, Peabody, The Martha Rivers...

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Rand Hall improvements win 2011 Energy Management Achievement award

May. 2, 2011—Vanderbilt University has been awarded the 2011 Energy Management Achievement award by the Middle Tennessee Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers and the Center for Energy Efficiency at Middle Tennessee State University. The award recognized recent energy efficiency improvements to Rand Hall.  Plant Operations improved the heating and cooling system and upgraded the building...

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Have a clean spring: Add some green to your cleaning routine

Apr. 29, 2011—Now that spring is well underway and the weather is warmer, thoughts turn to freshening up your surroundings.  Spring cleaning is a time-honored tradition, and can result in simplifying and organizing your home and/or office without impacting the environment by following some simple strategies. “Spring cleaning is a great time to think about your environmental...

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