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Construction hours to change this weekend for West End Tower crane extension

Nov. 7, 2019—To complete the rest of the structural work for the planned 20-story West End Tower, the crane needs an extension. Construction hours will change this weekend, with work beginning at 7 a.m. on Saturday. If the work is not completed on Saturday, work on the crane will begin again at 7 a.m. on Sunday.

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University partners with local organizations to salvage Manuel House architecture

Aug. 14, 2019—Vanderbilt University partnered with Nashville organizations Preservation Station and Project Return in its efforts to preserve a part of Nashville’s vibrant cultural history, the Manuel House.

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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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Road closure: Vanderbilt Place paving to begin Aug. 1

Jul. 25, 2019—On Friday, July 26 from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Vanderbilt Place between 25th and 24th Avenues will be reduced to one lane for paving.

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Address changes in West End Neighborhood take effect July 1

Jun. 18, 2019—As part of FutureVU, the West End Neighborhood continues its transformation into a park-like community atmosphere. The restructuring of this area has necessitated the renumbering of Greek Row houses.

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Reusable water bottles and hydration stations to reduce plastic waste at Commencement

May. 7, 2019—As part of its sustainability initiative, Vanderbilt University will distribute 2,000 reusable water bottles and offer hydration stations for guests to fill their own reusable containers at its main Commencement ceremony on Friday, May 10.

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Pedestrian bridge to temporarily close after Commencement

May. 3, 2019—The pedestrian bridge and walkway at 21st Avenue South and Edgehill Avenue will undergo routine maintenance this summer.

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Engineering and Science building recognized for green design

Jan. 17, 2019—The Engineering and Science Building has been awarded gold LEED status by the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmental and cost-saving green features.

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Chancellor presents Heart and Soul awards to Bates, Hill and Maruszewski

Dec. 11, 2018—Cheryl Bates, Olivia Hill and Maxine Maruszewski are the latest recipients of the Chancellor’s Heart and Soul award, which recognizes staff who go far beyond their job expectations.

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Vanderbilt wins PARK(ing) Day awards from Nashville Civic Design Center

Oct. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt University was recognized by the Nashville Civic Design Center for its participation in PARK(ing) Day 2018. The university won the “Best Use of Space” award and “Golden Phone” award for the most text-in votes by visitors.

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FutureVU lecture and visioning session focuses on sustainability

Aug. 31, 2018—More than 150 community members participated in a two-day series of events focusing on FutureVU’s BlueSky Vision.

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Facilities University celebrates graduates, opens next enrollment to campus community

Jul. 27, 2018—Twelve Vanderbilt staff and faculty members graduated from Facilities University on July 9. Classes are open to all campus community members for the next academic year.

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