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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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Center for Student Wellbeing, assistant director for access and inclusion at Psychological and Counseling Center announced

Nov. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has announced an immediate expansion in staff that have experience and skills working with people of varying racial and cultural backgrounds, and the opening of a new Center for Student Wellbeing.

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Google Ideas director Jared Cohen to speak Nov. 12 at Vanderbilt

Nov. 11, 2015—Jared Cohen, founder and director of Google Ideas and adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, will discuss “Digital Counterinsurgency: How to Marginalize the Islamic State Online."

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Black student experience celebrated at Reunion and Homecoming at Vanderbilt

Oct. 21, 2015—A campus space designed to celebrate the history and contributions of black students at Vanderbilt opens, historically black sorority Delta Sigma Theta celebrates 40 years on campus, and the Bishop Joseph Johnson Black Cultural Center launches its AmbassaDores program on Friday, Oct. 23, during the university’s Reunion and Homecoming.

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Annual Holocaust Lecture Series at Vanderbilt University to focus on role of gender in genocide

Oct. 7, 2015—Now in its 38th year, Vanderbilt's 2015 Holocaust Lecture Series will focus on the gender dynamics among perpetrators, victims, bystanders and witnesses.

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Nearly 300 college students team up for weekend of hacking Oct. 2-4

Oct. 1, 2015—Nearly 300 student hackers from Vanderbilt University and other locales will showcase the results of an intense weekend of hacking at an expo at Vanderbilt Oct. 4.

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Nearly 300 students team up for weekend of hacking Oct. 2-4

Sep. 30, 2015—Nearly 300 college students from Vanderbilt and Purdue universities, the Atlanta area, and North Carolina’s Research Triangle Park will work around the clock during VandyHacks, an invention marathon.

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