Feb. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt recently celebrated Equality Weekend, a two-day event that honored 21 of Nashville’s civil rights leaders and marked the 50th anniversary of Vanderbilt breaking the SEC’s color barrier with men’s basketball players Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard. The 21 leaders were honored at the Commodores’ men’s basketball game on Feb. 18 and the women’s game on Feb. 19—both Vanderbilt victories.
Nov. 30, 2016—Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams recaps a great weekend for Vanderbilt Athletics and his excitement for the future.
Nov. 18, 2016—The former Vanderbilt athlete and current Red Sox pitcher will give $2.5 million to support the construction of a new baseball facility.
Nov. 14, 2016—Boston Red Sox pitcher and former Vanderbilt University student-athlete David Price will join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos, Athletics Director and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs David Williams and Coach Tim Corbin Friday, Nov. 18 at 1:30 p.m. to announce a significant gift to the Vanderbilt Baseball Facilities project.
Oct. 17, 2016—Vice Chancellor for Athletics and University Affairs and Athletics Director David Williams II is committed to promoting diversity, equity and inclusion as well as integrating Commodore athletics into the Vanderbilt student life experience.
Sep. 29, 2016—A reunion 50 years in the making made a significant impact on first-year students at the 10th annual Lawson Lecture Sept. 27, when Vanderbilt alumni Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard shared their stories of being young African American basketball recruits and students on campus in the late-1960s.
Sep. 9, 2016—The Vanderbilt University Fine Arts Gallery presents “Race, Sports and Vanderbilt: 1966–1970,” which will showcase photographs, front pages from "The Tennessean," and related artifacts from this time period, beginning Friday, Sept. 23.
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.
Aug. 2, 2016—The Williamson County Public Library will host a talk by Vice Chancellor David Williams Aug. 30, just two days before the Commodores open their football season against South Carolina.
Jul. 6, 2016—Vanderbilt University’s David Williams II, vice chancellor for athletics and university affairs and athletics director, has been appointed by new Metro Nashville Public Schools Director of Schools Shawn Joseph to co-chair his transition team.
May. 24, 2016—Symphony 101, healthy cooking, and Motown music are among the Osher Lifelong Institute at Vanderbilt summer 2016 classes for all adults 50 and older.