Author: Princine Lewis
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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."
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.