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Vanderbilt athletics honors civil rights leaders during Equality Weekend

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.

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Vice Chancellor David Williams recaps a great weekend for Vanderbilt Athletics

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.

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David Price makes $2.5M capstone gift for $12M Vanderbilt baseball facilities project

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.

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MEDIA ADVISORY: David Price to announce major gift at Vanderbilt baseball facility Nov. 18

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.

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From ‘EDI Matter’: A Q&A with Vice Chancellor David Williams

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.

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First-year students learn lessons on race and inclusion at 10th annual Lawson Lecture

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.

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Fine Arts Gallery exhibition examines era when ‘Vandy woke up’

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.

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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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David Williams to discuss ‘Today’s SEC’ at Williamson County Library

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.

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Inaugural Coach Forum draws big crowd

Jul. 22, 2016—More than 250 area athletic coaches came to the Student Life Center Thursday for The Coach Forum, a one-day conference to help them lead, mentor and initiate culture change in their programs.

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Williams, Farran to serve on transition team for MNPS director of schools

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.

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Sign up now for Vanderbilt Osher Institute summer term

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.

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