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Background on the naming of Memorial Hall

Sep. 19, 2002— Vanderbilt University has designated residence hall “Confederate Memorial Hall” as simply “Memorial Hall.” The new name is intended to honor the men and women who have lost their lives in this country’s armed conflicts.

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NYSE Chair Grasso to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 18, 2002— Dick Grasso, chairman and CEO of the New York Stock Exchange, will speak about “Recovery of New York—Post-September 11, 2001 and Investor Confidence: NYSE Perspective” at 1 p.m. on Sept. 25 in Flynn Auditorium of the Vanderbilt University Law School. His speech is part of the Owen Distinguished Speaker Series and is free and open to the public.

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Vanderbilt biologist receives $1 million from Howard Hughes Medical Institute to start an innovative undergraduate science education program

Sep. 18, 2002— Vanderbilt molecular biologist Ellen Fanning is one of 20 research scientists nationwide who will each receive $1 million over the next four years from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute in a new program intended to encourage researchers to put as much creativity into undergraduate education as they have into research.

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U.S. Senatorial Debate scheduled at Vanderbilt Oct. 13

Sep. 17, 2002— Candidates for the U.S. Senate seat in Tennessee will square off in a live debate at Vanderbilt, sponsored by the NewsChannel 5 Network, The Tennessean and Vanderbilt, on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 6 p.m.

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Students board buses for a weekend of football and volunteerism

Sep. 16, 2002— About 150 students and the chancellors of Vanderbilt University and the University of Mississippi will set aside their team loyalty and join together in Oxford, Miss., on Sept. 20 to kick off “Sports and Service: A Winning Tradition.”

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Vanderbilt Divinity lectures target community for fall series

Sep. 13, 2002— A trio of upcoming speakers will launch a new season of community lectures from the Vanderbilt Divinity School. This fall the Divinity School hopes to reach its largest audience ever by offering a diverse series of talks by some of the world’s premier theologians.

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Vanderbilt’s service learning effort rated among the best in U.S. News rankings

Sep. 13, 2002— Vanderbilt University held steady at No. 21 in the latest rankings by U.S. News & World Report, while the University’s service learning effort ranked 17th in the magazine’s first review of “Programs that Really Work.”

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U.S. Treasury Secretary to speak at Vanderbilt

Sep. 13, 2002— U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Paul O’Neill will speak on “The Emerging Economic Recovery” at Vanderbilt University on Sept. 24. He will discuss the president’s efforts to strengthen the economy and to hasten the economic recovery.

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Leading figures in campaign finance reform to discuss new law

Sep. 12, 2002— Sweeping changes to campaign finance law go into effect immediately following the November congressional elections, and three major figures in the campaign finance reform debate, including the lawyer for Republican Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the prime sponsor of the Bipartisan Campaign Finance Reform Act of 2002, will participate in a panel discussion at Vanderbilt University Law School on Sept. 23.

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Don’t fight hate with hate, student government president urges

Sep. 12, 2002— Vanderbilt’s first Arab-American Muslim student body president urged her fellow students and other members of the University community to “not fight hate with hate” in response to the events of Sept. 11, 2001.

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Hercules, McCoy receive Vanderbilt faculty awards

Sep. 11, 2002— David M. Hercules, the Centennial Professor of Chemistry and chair of the Department of Chemistry, and Thomas R. McCoy, professor of law, were recognized for their contributions during the recent Vanderbilt fall faculty assembly.

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Bell, flame, drums, horns mark Vanderbilt’s early-morning remembrance of Sept. 11

Sep. 11, 2002— With the bell of Kirkland Hall chiming, students, faculty, staff, administrators and others paused on Vanderbilt’s Alumni Lawn this morning as they began their day to remember the lives lost a year ago in the terrorist attacks on America.

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