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New Aspirations: Vanderbilt welcomes Daniel Diermeier as the university’s ninth chancellor

Jul. 1, 2020—In a wide-ranging interview, Chancellor Daniel Diermeier discusses growing up as a first-generation student in a divided Germany, taking the helm during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the collaborative culture that has fueled Vanderbilt’s success.

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Drones light up Nashville sky in tribute to health care heroes, frontline workers and first responders

May. 16, 2020—On Friday evening, 140 coordinated drones launched from Vanderbilt Stadium to light the sky in formations depicting inspiring words and images in a tribute to health care heroes, frontline workers and first responders who have worked tirelessly in the aftermath of Nashville’s March 3 tornado as well as during the current global coronavirus pandemic.

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MVPs: Vanderbilt Athletics shows support for health care workers

May. 14, 2020—Vanderbilt Athletics lit up the video board at Hawkins Field on March 30 with a special tribute to all the health care workers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and elsewhere who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.

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Picking up the Pieces: The Vanderbilt community helps Middle Tennessee rebuild after devastating tornadoes

May. 14, 2020—In the early morning hours of March 3, a series of massive tornadoes cut a path of destruction through several Nashville neighborhoods and other parts of Middle Tennessee, claiming at least 25 lives and damaging hundreds of homes, businesses, schools and churches. During the days that followed, members of the Vanderbilt community responded by rolling up their sleeves and pitching in however they could.

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Notable ’Dores drop in on Vanderbilt students during last week of classes

Apr. 27, 2020—As Vanderbilt students finished up their last full week of spring semester classes through online and alternative learning, a few familiar faces dropped in on some classes to show their support and share advice.

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Landmark Moment: Candice Lee named interim athletics director

Feb. 17, 2020—Former Vanderbilt standout student-athlete Candice Storey Lee, BS’00, MEd’02, EdD’12, has become the university’s first female athletics director and the first African American woman to head a Southeastern Conference athletics program.

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Vandy Fans Descend in Force on Notre Dame

Nov. 19, 2018—More than 5,000 Vanderbilt alumni and friends traveled from destinations around the country for an unforgettable weekend centered on the Vanderbilt vs. Notre Dame football game Sept. 15 in South Bend, Indiana. The festivities began when 400 fans took in a Friday afternoon Chicago Cubs game at Wrigley Field, and continued Saturday with a spirited...

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