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State Legislature honors Vanderbilt athlete, civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace

Apr. 11, 2018—The Tennessee General Assembly unanimously passed a joint resolution honoring the memory of Vanderbilt alumnus Perry Wallace on April 11. Wallace, who grew up in North Nashville, integrated Vanderbilt varsity basketball in 1966 and made history on Dec. 2, 1967, as the first African American basketball player to compete in a varsity game in the Southeastern Conference.

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Matthews, Minhaj, Carbino headline Vanderbilt University’s Impact Symposium March 26–28

Mar. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt's Impact Symposium, one of the oldest university lecture series of its caliber in the nation, this year features Chris Matthews, best-selling author and host of MSNBC’s "Hardball"; Hasan Minhaj, comedian, actor and senior correspondent for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"; and Jessica Carbino, sociologist for the social and dating app Bumble.

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Sexual misconduct task force continues focus on prevention as standing provost committee

Mar. 1, 2018—Formed in 2009 and charged with reviewing and recommending campus strategies for preventing sexual misconduct, the Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault’s continuing contributions are reflected in a name change for the group.

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New Vanderbilt basketball scholarship pays tribute to civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace

Feb. 19, 2018—Vanderbilt alumnus and civil rights trailblazer Perry Wallace has been honored with a new scholarship that will provide support for student-athletes at the university.

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February events at Vanderbilt celebrate, explore African American experience

Feb. 4, 2018—Events in February at Vanderbilt University are taking a look at the central role African Americans played in American history and their experiences today through art, discussion, lectures and portrayals in film.

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Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce support for mayor’s transit initiative

Jan. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today jointly announced their official support for Mayor Megan Barry’s efforts to expand Nashville’s transit options.

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Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce support for mayor’s transit initiative

Jan. 29, 2018—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today jointly announced their official support for Mayor Megan Barry’s efforts to expand Nashville’s transit options.

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Vanderbilt launches new Title IX and Student Discrimination, Student Access Services, Equal Employment Opportunity offices

Jan. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt officially launched today its new offices that offer specialized services in three priority areas. Title IX and Student Discrimination, Student Access Services and Equal Employment Opportunity will replace the former Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services.

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Vanderbilt University to launch Center for Sports and Society

Jan. 11, 2018—As sports continues to serve as an important venue for spotlighting societal issues, Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has unveiled plans for a new academic center to explore the intersection of sports, race, gender and culture in society.

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Vanderbilt redesigns equal employment, student accessibility and Title IX services

Jan. 8, 2018—Vanderbilt University’s Division of Administration on Jan. 15 will launch a new design for Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action and Disability Services.

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Statement on the passing of Perry Wallace

Dec. 1, 2017—"Vanderbilt, the sports world, and the entire country lost a civil rights icon today. We are deeply saddened by the passing of Perry Wallace, who through quiet strength and courage blazed a trail that still serves as a lesson in resilience and perseverance in the face of incredible obstacles," said Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos Friday.

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Vanderbilt continues to oppose ‘travel ban,’ support international students, scholars

Nov. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt continues to voice its opposition to President Trump’s “travel ban” and has signed on to two additional amicus briefs in support of individuals from around the globe being able to continue to enter the United States to share their unique skills and perspectives.

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