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Author: Princine Lewis

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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Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University grand opening event Nov. 11

Oct. 27, 2011—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, football coach James Franklin, basketball coach Melanie Balcolmb, and singer, songwriter and author Marshall Chapman, will be appearing at the grand opening event of the new Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt University Friday, Nov. 11.

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Electric vehicle charging station coming to campus

Oct. 3, 2011—Vanderbilt University has teamed with the Electric Power Research Institute and the Tennessee Valley Authority to build an integrated solar-assisted electric vehicle charging station on campus.

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Oct. 4 Michael Moore lecture SOLD OUT

Sep. 26, 2011—Michael Moore, Oscar and Emmy-winning director of films "Roger & Me," "Bowling for Columbine" and "Fahrenheit 9/11," will speak at Vanderbilt University, Tuesday, Oct. 4, at 7 p.m. in Langford Auditorium.

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Printing plates from historic Wall Street Journal on display

Sep. 9, 2011—It was amazing that the Sept. 12, 2001, edition of The Wall Street Journal was published at all. With its newsroom and corporate headquarters located directly across the street from the devastated World Trade Center, the newspaper’s staff was evacuated from their offices after the first plane crashed into the north tower on Sept. 11....

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