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The Center For Teaching's Online Course Design Institute will be offered May 4 through Aug. 10.

Center for Teaching prepares faculty in the case of an online semester

May 16, 2020

The Online Course Design Institute is a two-week course for faculty designed to improve the online student experience.

Poster of Maymester and Study Abroad poster

Vanderbilt suspends Fall 2020 study abroad

May 15, 2020

Prospective fall study abroad students were informed on the morning of May 15 that all Fall 2020 study abroad programs would be suspended.

Graphic of Vanderbilt's return to campus plan

Vanderbilt hopes for students on campus in the fall, has four-phase plan to re-open

May 13, 2020

Vanderbilt is considering changes to campus circulation, dining and classes to allow safe on-campus activity according to Interim Chancellor Susan Wente and Vice Chancellor for Administration Eric Kopstain on a Zoom town hall Wednesday afternoon.

Girl in red dress with jean jacket walks outside the Project Safe Center

Federal Title IX changes redefine sexual harassment, prompts discussions about how to handle future cases

May 11, 2020

The Department of Education’s new regulations, released May 6, to combat and examine cases of sexual misconduct and harassment in schools will go into effect Aug. 14.

Sunlight streams through tree in front of Cole hall

1,200 rooms still contain student belongings as university weighs retrieval options

May 9, 2020

OHARE will communicate directly with students to schedule returns to campus to retrieve belongings, according to a May 1 email.

Students gather for commencement May 2019.

Class of 2020 celebrates Commencement online

May 8, 2020

In lieu of in-person celebrations, Vanderbilt held a week-long celebration of the Class of 2020 with a log of videos and messages to highlight the graduates’ achievements.

Vanderbilt's Peabody Campus.

Vanderbilt’s ‘Return to Campus Plan’ to reopen ‘specific, limited, on-campus operations’

May 7, 2020

While Nashville will begin reopening May 11, Vanderbilt will implement its own framework of reopening, which will begin with on-campus research that cannot be done remotely May 18

Buttrick Hall houses a number of A&S departments, serving as one of many staple academic spaces on campus.

New Campus Connection Program to assist undergrads in accessing university resources

May 4, 2020

The program is meant to supplement rather than replace existing student programs and will begin its implementation this summer.

Kirkland Hall on a warm and sunny January afternoon.

Vanderbilt student files class-action lawsuit against the university for its reimbursement policy

April 30, 2020

The case aims to include all students enrolled during the Spring 2020 semester who paid any tuition, fees and/or housing that were denied in-person instruction and/or campus facilities.

Kirkland Hall houses a large portion of Vanderbilt's administration.

University works on ‘individual by individual’ basis to address grad student concerns

April 25, 2020

On April 8, Graduate Workers United penned an open letter requesting additional support including funding extensions and coverage for COVID-19 and mental healthcare expenses. In response, university administrators have stressed the ‘decentralized’ nature of graduate education and encouraged students to find solutions with their individual schools, departments and mentors.

A Zoom call Tuesday with Interim Chancellor Susan Wente, Hustler News Editor Eva Durchholz and Manager of Media Relations Damon Maida.

Q&A: Interim Chancellor Wente Zooms with The Hustler

April 22, 2020

The Hustler talked with the Interim Chancellor about dealing with the COVID-19 crisis, the role of a student newspaper at a university and the transition with incoming Chancellor Daniel Diermeier.

Image of trees and Kirkland Hall from above

Wente announces that no decision has been made regarding fall semester

April 21, 2020

In response to inquiries from different groups about the status of the fall semester, the Interim Chancellor posted on social media that the University is “considering all possible options.”