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Town hall meeting on non-discrimination policy set for Jan. 31

Jan. 23, 2012—Update: In anticipation of there being greater interest than the available venue will accommodate for this evening’s town hall meeting on the university’s nondiscrimination policy, the university has scheduled a live webstream of the event. It should be accessible at 6:15 p.m. to anyone on the Vanderbilt network. Watch the live stream. Current Vanderbilt students,...

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U.S. Congressman John Lewis delivers MLK Day keynote

Jan. 16, 2012—Civil rights legend U.S. Congressman John Lewis delivered the keynote address at Vanderbilt University’s commemoration of the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16. The theme for Vanderbilt’s commemoration is “Fostering the Beloved Community,” which will carry through to Lewis’ address. Inspired by the activism surrounding the Montgomery bus boycott and the words...

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U.S. Congressman John Lewis to speak at Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day commemoration

Jan. 3, 2012—U.S. Congressman and legendary civil rights activist John Lewis will deliver the keynote address Jan. 16 at an event commemorating the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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Vanderbilt students to learn firsthand about presidential election process at Iowa Caucus

Dec. 29, 2011—About 20 Vanderbilt University students will get a firsthand lesson in politicking by participating in the Iowa Caucus in early January. Students will attend political rallies, volunteer for candidates’ campaigns and generally observe the Republican caucuses.

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Journalist Tom Brokaw to deliver Senior Day address during Vanderbilt’s Commencement

Nov. 30, 2011—Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, will receive Vanderbilt University’s prestigious Nichols-Chancellor’s Medal in May 2012 when he addresses graduating seniors and their families during Senior Day. Senior Day, which will be held Thursday, May 10, precedes Vanderbilt’s annual Commencement ceremony for graduating seniors on Friday, May 11,...

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Voice your opinion about College Halls at Vanderbilt

Nov. 22, 2011—Vanderbilt is set to begin construction of the next phase of its residential college system – College Halls at Vanderbilt – and a special provost’s task force is seeking feedback from the Vanderbilt community. The College Halls Task Force recently completed a series of meetings with members of the Vanderbilt community and drafted a set...

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Former bookstore space to be repurposed

Nov. 17, 2011—The Office of the Dean of Students announced last August a feasibility study to examine repurposing the space vacated by the bookstore. The planning committee included staff members from the Dean of Students offices, Dining Services, and Campus Planning and Construction, as well as student representatives from Vanderbilt Student Government, the Multicultural Leadership Council and...

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Vanderbilt Board of Trust approves Alumni Hall renovations

Nov. 11, 2011—The Vanderbilt Board of Trust’s Executive Committee voted Nov. 10 to begin significant renovations to Alumni Hall in order to create flexible spaces to support a wide range of activities – such as tutoring, catered dining, meetings, studying and socializing – while maintaining the integrity of the building’s historic architecture. Construction is scheduled to begin...

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Former White House speechwriters, CNN Washington bureau chief to hold panel discussion at Vanderbilt University Nov. 9

Nov. 7, 2011—Professor of Political Science John Geer will moderate a panel on the challenges of speechwriting for the president of the United States with CNN Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist and former speechwriters John McConnell and David Halperin.

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Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt grand opening event Nov. 11

Nov. 4, 2011—Vanderbilt University will open its new bookstore, Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University, Monday, Oct. 31. A grand opening event will be held Friday, Nov. 11. The bookstore is located at the corner of 25th and West End avenues. For the grand opening event, doors will open at 8 a.m. with free coffee in complimentary...

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Open house for Vanderbilt community at new bookstore Nov. 3

Nov. 2, 2011—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff are invited to an open house Thursday, Nov. 3, at the new Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt – a week before the bookstore’s official grand opening. During the open house, which will last from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Vanderbilt community members who show their Vanderbilt i.d. will receive 50...

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Author of ‘The Help’ to speak at Vanderbilt Nov. 16

Oct. 27, 2011—Kathryn Stockett, author of the acclaimed-book-turned-major-motion-picture The Help, will speak at the Vanderbilt Student Life Center ballroom, Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event are on sale now. General public tickets are $10 at the Sarratt box office at Vanderbilt’s Sarratt Student Center or any Ticketmaster outlet. Tickets also may be purchased online...

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