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Chancellor invites campus community to series of January events promoting mental health and well-being

Jan. 12, 2017—Vanderbilt faculty, staff and students are invited to attend a series of January events designed to further conversations around healthy help-seeking behavior and creating a culture in which the stigma of seeking support can be eradicated.

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Vanderbilt University explores theme of justice and democracy during annual MLK Day Commemoration Jan. 13-17

Jan. 6, 2017—The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Justice and Democracy? Revolutionizing our American Myths.”

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DuBois, Navarro, Steele to join Zeppos, Meacham to discuss Obama legacy Jan. 17

Jan. 3, 2017—In the final days of Barack Obama’s historic presidency, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a panel discussion reflecting on the 44th president’s legacy. “Beyond Obama: Race, Politics and America’s Future” is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 17.

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Political scientist discusses growing social gap between rich and poor at Chancellor’s Lecture

Dec. 1, 2016—Some 40 years ago, children born to families belonging to the upper third of American society and those born to families on the lower third of the economic scale had roughly equal chance of achieving success in life. Not so any more, said Harvard University political scientist Robert Putnam Monday evening at the Student Life Center.

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Zeppos, CLS speakers reflect on election’s outcome, Trump presidency

Nov. 17, 2016—One week after Donald Trump’s surprising victory in the 2016 presidential election, the Vanderbilt campus—and the nation—is still grappling with the outcome. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted two prominent members of the national media as well as Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham Tuesday evening to discuss the 2016 race and their expectations for a Trump presidency.

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Harvard’s Putnam to discuss inequality gap at Chancellor’s Lecture Nov. 28

Nov. 16, 2016—Prominent political scientist Robert D. Putnam, whose latest book examines the widening class-based opportunity gap among young people and its long-term effect on social mobility, will speak at Vanderbilt University Monday, Nov. 28, as part of the Chancellor’s Lecture Series.

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Zeppos, Randall, Diggs reflect on election, lessons drawn from Hamilton

Nov. 10, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Writer-in-residence Alice Randall gathered in Langford Auditorium Wednesday evening to discuss Alexander Hamilton's influence on contemporary American politics, but it was the previous day’s momentous presidential election that pervaded the conversation. Daveed Diggs, a Tony winner for the hit Broadway musical "Hamilton," participated in a separate discussion as part of the event.

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Henderson, Krauthammer to join Zeppos, Meacham for post-election talk Nov. 15

Oct. 25, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host CNN's Nia-Malika Henderson, syndicated columnist Charles Krauthammer and Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham for a discussion Nov. 15 exploring the 2016 presidential election.

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Americans’ deep social isolation factor in 2016 presidential election, Brooks says

Sep. 26, 2016—Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is “the wrong answer to the right question,” said "New York Times" columnist David Brooks in his appearance at the Vanderbilt Chancellor’s Lecture Series Sept. 22.

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Journalists break down presidential race at Chancellor’s Lecture Series event

Sep. 15, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham and political journalists Peggy Noonan and Eugene Robinson discussed this most unusual election cycle before a near-capacity crowd in Langford Auditorium Sept. 14.

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Vanderbilt to host events observing Constitution/Citizenship Day Sept. 16

Sep. 8, 2016—A discussion of America’s future and a campus read-a-thon of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are among the Vanderbilt events that will observe Constitution Day.

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‘NYT’ columnist Brooks to join Zeppos, Meacham for presidential election talk Sept. 22

Sep. 7, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will be joined by "New York Times" op-ed columnist David Brooks and Vanderbilt Distinguished Visiting Professor Jon Meacham Sept. 22 for a discussion titled "Decision 2016: A Look at America's Future."

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