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Dean of Students expanding diversity, social justice and identity services

Aug. 18, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has approved a reorganization and expansion of the Office of the Dean of Students to better support Vanderbilt’s rapidly changing student body.

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Chancellor announces new committee to provide ongoing recommendations regarding university policing

Aug. 15, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos today announced the creation of the Community Oriented Result and Expectation (CORE) Committee—a group that primarily will comprise Vanderbilt University community members who will meet regularly to make recommendations to the university’s police department regarding safety and security on campus.

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An invitation from the Provost, Dean of Students to reflect on recent tragedies

Jul. 8, 2016—The Vanderbilt community is invited to come together on Monday to reflect on the recent violent deaths of Alton Sterling in Louisiana and Philando Castile in Minnesota.

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‘The Women of Selma’ panel discussion at Black Cultural Center March 24

Mar. 22, 2016—Three women who were civil rights activists during the 1960s will reflect on their roles in the movement during the March 24 panel discussion "At the Forefront of Freedom: The Women of Selma."

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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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How are big health issues being handled in the U.S. South? Leaders to discuss Affordable Care Act, gun control, income differences, more

Feb. 17, 2016—The complex and often under-addressed political issues facing health and health care in the United States will be tackled March 17-18 during a major interdisciplinary conference at Vanderbilt University, "The Politics of Health in the U.S. South." The conference is free and open to the public.

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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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Spoken word artist Sunni Patterson to perform, present workshop Feb. 5-6

Feb. 2, 2016—Sunni Patterson, one of the best-known spoken word poets of her generation, will perform Friday on the Vanderbilt campus and give a workshop Saturday at the Nashville Public Library.

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1960s civil rights ‘voices’ to discuss Warren’s ‘Who Speaks for the Negro?’

Jan. 28, 2016—Author and alumnus Robert Penn Warren's impact on civil rights is among the topics of a Feb. 10 panel discussion with '60s activists Robert Moses and Ruth Turner Perot along with the Rev. Kelly Miller Smith Jr., pastor of the historic First Baptist Church, Capitol Hill.

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Nominations due Feb. 8 for Johnson Award recognizing faculty leadership in equity, diversity and inclusion

Jan. 18, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos has announced the establishment of the Joseph A. Johnson, Jr. Distinguished Leadership Professor Award, to be given annually beginning at the 2016 Spring Faculty Assembly. The award will recognize a faculty member whose contributions have enhanced equity, diversity and inclusion in the university’s academic endeavors.

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Listen: Register now for Vanderbilt Osher winter 2016 classes

Dec. 14, 2015—Learn how to play the steel drums, watch a performance of "King Lear," and much more during the Vanderbilt Osher Lifelong Learning winter classes, open to all adults 50 and older.

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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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