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Earth’s oldest animals formed complex ecological communities

Sep. 17, 2018—Ediacara biota were forming complex communities tens of millions of years before the Cambrian explosion.

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Chancellor releases 2nd annual report on equity, diversity and inclusion

Sep. 14, 2018—Additional investments in Opportunity Vanderbilt, the opening of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity and the recognition of the 50th anniversary of Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard integrating SEC basketball are just a few of the many achievements outlined in the annual report on equity, diversity and inclusion released today from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos.

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Black athletes are cultural leaders, says Bryant in Sports and Society talk

Sep. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt’s Sports and Society Initiative hosted best-selling author Howard Bryant for a lecture at the McGugin Center Sept. 11. Bryant’s talk centered on the heritage of the black athlete and the intersection of politics and patriotism from the perspective of black athletes.

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Best-selling author, higher ed thought leader Beverly Daniel Tatum to give Crawford Lecture

Sep. 13, 2018—Beverly Daniel Tatum, a best-selling author and president, emerita, of Spelman College, will deliver the fifth annual Crawford Lecture on Thursday, Sept. 20. Her talk will explore the importance of leading through the lens of inclusion.

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Vanderbilt’s historic Peabody College set to expand with new construction

Sep. 13, 2018—Vanderbilt University officially broke ground on the first phase of a $41.5 million multibuilding construction and renovation project at Peabody College of education and human development.

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Vanderbilt University launches Bass Military Scholars Program

Sep. 12, 2018—A $25 million gift from the Lee and Ramona Bass Foundation will support up to 40 scholarships for military veterans pursuing graduate and professional degrees at Vanderbilt University in law, management, education, medicine and nursing.

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Chancellor’s Lecture Series announces fall lineup, kicks off with former NSA, CIA director

Sep. 11, 2018—The 2018-19 Chancellor’s Lecture Series will kick off Sept. 27 with Gen. Michael Hayden, former director of the National Security Agency and Central Intelligence Agency.

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David Williams stepping down as vice chancellor, athletics director

Sep. 11, 2018—Williams will return to teaching after a distinguished 27-year career in higher education administration and will establish a new Sports, Law & Society Program at Vanderbilt Law School.

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Vanderbilt 14th in 2019 ‘U.S. News’ rankings; named one of nation’s best values

Sep. 9, 2018—Vanderbilt retains its highest-ever No. 14 spot on "U.S. News & World Report's" annual college rankings, and is named the seventh best value in the nation.

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Hatton, scholar and advocate for the visually impaired, dies

Sep. 9, 2018—Deborah Hatton, an emerita faculty member in the Department of Special Education at Vanderbilt’s Peabody College, has died.

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Black Lives Matter co-founder to speak at Vanderbilt symposium

Sep. 9, 2018—Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will deliver the evening keynote address during a Sept. 20 symposium exploring the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on struggles for racial and social justice.

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Student-athlete Turner Cockrell fights cancer with help of VU teammates

Sep. 7, 2018—Turner Cockrell, a tight end on the Vanderbilt football team, was diagnosed with melanoma last November and will undergo a procedure Friday in hopes of staving off more cancerous cells. Throughout his battle, Cockrell has remained a Commodore—and his Vanderbilt family has stood by him.

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