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Author: Princine Lewis

New alcohol policy announced for VU’s Rites of Spring music festival

Mar. 26, 2015—Rites of Spring music festival has new policies in place regarding alcohol use of attendees.

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Vanderbilt students encourage peers to ‘talk to me’

Mar. 25, 2015—Vanderbilt Student Government is partnering with students, student organizations and the Office of Housing and Residential Education to launch “Talk to Me,” a campaign designed to engage members of the community in diverse conversation.

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Anti-sex trafficking activist Rachel Lloyd to deliver Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society March 24

Mar. 20, 2015—Rachel Lloyd, founder of Girls Educational and Mentoring Services, one of the largest providers of services to sexually exploited and domestically trafficked youth in the United States, will give the 2015 Cuninggim Lecture on Women in Culture and Society March 24.

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Impact Symposium to feature Rudy Giuliani, Anna Deavere Smith, more

Feb. 16, 2015—Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium is marking its 51st year with lectures by award-winning playwright and actress Anna Deavere Smith, "Washington Post" columnist Eugene Robinson, ESPN host Stephen A. Smith and former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani.

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Activist Angela Davis to deliver Vanderbilt University’s Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Feb. 26

Feb. 13, 2015—Angela Davis, known internationally for her political activism, will deliver Vanderbilt University’s seventh annual Walter Murray Commemorative Lecture Thursday, Feb. 26, at 7 p.m.

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Foundation chair, former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young to speak at MLK celebration at Vanderbilt University

Jan. 12, 2015—Civil rights leader and former U.S. ambassador Andrew Young will deliver the keynote address at Vanderbilt’s MLK Day celebration Monday, Jan. 19. The theme for this year's commemoration is “Dismantling Segregation: Race, Poverty and Privilege.”

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Area leaders host community forum on poor health and effects on quality of life, economy

Jan. 6, 2015—Leading business, health care and civic officials will hold a Nashville Community Health Forum at Vanderbilt on Jan. 14 focused on the chronically poor health condition of Davidson County and Tennessee residents.

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Vanderbilt students pledge ‘It’s On Us’ to end sexual violence

Nov. 25, 2014—About 300 Vanderbilt students recently turned out to sign an online pledge and declare “It’s On Us” to end power-based personal violence on campus.

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Vanderbilt University names Women’s Center director

Oct. 22, 2014—Rory Dicker will assume the role of director of the Margaret Cuninggim Women’s Center at Vanderbilt University beginning January 2015.

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Vanderbilt marks African American milestones

Oct. 8, 2014—It's been 50 years since eight African American students first enrolled as undergraduates at Vanderbilt. The university is marking this and other milestones with a new website and with banners displayed in a central location on campus.

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Panel discussion highlights life and legacy of Bishop Joseph Johnson

Oct. 2, 2014—An esteemed group of panelists will reflect on Bishop Joseph A. Johnson Jr. as a scholar, a bishop and a civil rights activist in honor of the 100th anniversary of his birth and the 60th anniversary of his graduation as Vanderbilt’s first African American student.

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Annual reports on crime statistics, security and fire safety available Oct. 1

Sep. 26, 2014—In compliance with the law, Vanderbilt publishes an annual report to provide information on security-related services offered by the university.

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