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David and Gail Williams to be honored with Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award

May. 1, 2019—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee will present the fourth annual Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award to Gail Williams and the late David Williams II at a luncheon on Thursday, May 23.

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Chancellor announces next round of Vanderbilt trailblazers to be honored with portraits

Apr. 26, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos announced today the second series of portraits honoring five Vanderbilt trailblazers. Zeppos has commissioned paintings of Dorothy Wingfield Phillips, K.C. Potter, David Williams II, Kate Lupton and Muhammad Yunus.

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Master’s student one of 12 selected nationally for 2019 Native American Congressional Internship Program

Apr. 12, 2019—Tamee Livermont, a Vanderbilt master’s in public health student with a concentration in health policy, has been selected as a 2019 Native American Congressional Intern, the Udall Foundation and Native Nations Institute has announced.

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Using Science to Spark Innovation: Jasper Lu, BS’19, MS’19

Apr. 11, 2019—Creative writing and computer science classes in middle school and high school inspired Jasper Lu to pursue a liberal arts education at Vanderbilt, where he could explore all his passions and identify connections between them.

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Data strategist Jesse Tow joins Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Apr. 8, 2019—James E. Page Jr., Vanderbilt’s vice chancellor for equity, diversity and inclusion and chief diversity officer, has appointed Jesse Tow as data strategist for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Islamic Center of Nashville president to explore intersection of Islam and Olympics April 11

Apr. 5, 2019—Vanderbilt alumnus and Islamic Center of Nashville President Rashed Fakhruddin will be the featured speaker at the next Sports and Society program on April 11 at the Islamic Center of Nashville.

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Café con Leche 2019 presented by ALAS

Apr. 1, 2019—On March 23, the Association of Latin American Students presented Café con Leche 2019, a cultural showcase that included the participation of more than 300 students through 11 different acts and four guest performances.

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Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center presents annual awards to four Vanderbilt women

Mar. 29, 2019—Four campus women dedicated to advancing the cause of gender equity at Vanderbilt were recognized on Tuesday at the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center's annual awards ceremony.

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Women of VISE to host Wikipedia edit-a-thon to creates pages for women in science March 29  

Mar. 26, 2019—The Women of VISE, a group of graduate students associated with the Vanderbilt Institute for Surgery and Engineering, will hold a Wikipedia edit-a-thon on Friday, March 29, to develop Wikipedia pages for women in science.

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Chancellor’s Charter tour visits organizations addressing human trafficking, homelessness, addiction

Mar. 22, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted a group of more than 30 students, faculty and staff for a Chancellor’s Charter tour March 15 exploring topics such as human trafficking, homelessness, addiction and recovery, and more.

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U.S. Olympic Committee general counsel to speak April 2 at Sports and Society event

Mar. 19, 2019—U.S. Olympic Committee General Counsel Chris McCleary is the featured speaker at the next program in the yearlong Sports and Society Initiative series. His talk is set for April 2 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the McGugin Center.

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Legacy of 2016 Rio Olympics to be examined at March 28 Sports and Society event

Mar. 18, 2019—Vanderbilt's Sports and Society Initiative will host “The Legacy of the Rio Olympics: Was it Worth it?” on Thursday, March 28, featuring Distinguished Professor of History Marshall Eakin and Chris Gaffney, clinical associate professor at the Tisch Center for Hospitality at New York University.

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