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Four new faculty heads join The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons

Apr. 13, 2016—First-year students will not be the only new faces at The Martha Rivers Ingram Commons this fall. Four new faculty heads of house have signed on to live in the first-year student community and help further its mission of easing the transition to university life and extending learning outside the classroom.

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Vanderbilt Project Safe Center to become limited confidential resource in fall 2016

Mar. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt University has taken another step in fostering a culture that encourages reporting incidents of sexual assault on campus. Beginning in the fall of 2016, the Project Safe Center for Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response will become a limited confidential resource for students.

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Volunteers needed for Commencement 2016

Mar. 14, 2016—Vanderbilt is gearing up for Commencement 2016 and the Office of Commencement and Special Events encourages all university and Medical Center staff and students to register to volunteer.

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John Boehner, Spike Lee, more to headline Impact Symposium March 21-23

Mar. 2, 2016—Vanderbilt's Impact Symposium, one of the oldest university lecture series of its caliber in the nation, will feature best-selling author Azar Nafisi, Black Lives Matter activist and Teach For America Executive Director Brittany Packnett, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Spike Lee and former Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner March 21-23.

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Severe weather at Vanderbilt: Do you know what to do?

Feb. 26, 2016—Severe Weather Awareness Week, scheduled Feb. 28–March 5 for Middle Tennessee, is a good time to revisit what to do in the event severe weather threatens the Vanderbilt community.

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Former Vanderbilt football player and author Derrick Gragg to speak Feb. 26

Feb. 24, 2016—Author and former Commodore football player Derrick Gragg will speak on Friday, Feb. 26, to share his personal experiences as a Vanderbilt undergraduate and the life lessons he has learned that set him on his path today.

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Renowned civil rights activist Diane Nash to deliver annual Walter Murray Lecture Feb. 25

Feb. 19, 2016—Diane Nash, one of the most respected leaders of the civil rights movement, will deliver a lecture Thursday, Feb. 25, named in honor of Walter Murray, a Vanderbilt alumnus, who made history by blazing a trail at the university.

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Dobson named associate dean of students

Feb. 15, 2016—Frank Dobson's new role will facilitate the integration of the mission and programming of the Office of Inclusion Initiatives and Cultural Competence with that of the Black Cultural Center as Vanderbilt seeks to address issues of diversity, inclusion and intercultural sensitivity.

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Vanderbilt releases campus climate survey results and recommendations for combating sexual assault

Jan. 26, 2016—Vanderbilt University has released results from its inaugural Campus Climate Survey on Sexual Assault. The university also released recommendations developed by its Provost’s Task Force on Sexual Assault based on its analysis of survey results.

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Vanderbilt University Psychological and Counseling Center hires access and inclusion coordinator

Jan. 12, 2016—Marcellina Melvin has joined the staff of Vanderbilt’s Psychological and Counseling Center in a newly created position in which she will coordinate and direct programs and processes to enhance access and inclusion.

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Civil rights leader, candlelight vigil part of MLK Celebration at Vanderbilt Jan. 15-18

Jan. 11, 2016—The Rev. James Lawson, whom Martin Luther King Jr. called “the leading nonviolence theorist in the world,” will deliver the keynote address at Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day celebration Monday, Jan. 18. The theme for the commemoration is “Apathy to Action: Activism, Allyship and Anti-Racism.”

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VUPD chief assists local university with campus safety plan

Dec. 2, 2015—With plans to draw on August Washinton’s more than 30 years of experience in college law enforcement, Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has enlisted Vanderbilt’s associate vice chancellor and police chief to assist TSU in further developing its campus safety enhancement plan.

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