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Staff listening sessions on racial justice continue next week

Jun. 5, 2020—The university has scheduled additional listening sessions for staff next week to provide a space for discussion about how Vanderbilt can meaningfully respond and take tangible next steps for action in the wake of George Floyd’s death and subsequent protests for racial justice in a number of cities.

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Divinity School hosts ‘Reclaiming Breath’ conversations June 17, 23

Jun. 4, 2020—Join Vanderbilt Divinity School and local and regional community members for a series of virtual conversations to process, organize and act. All who are committed to listening, learning and organizing for action are welcome to attend.

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All-Stars: Dynamic educators and researchers join Vanderbilt’s distinguished faculty

Nov. 7, 2019—This fall Vanderbilt welcomed its newest faculty members to campus, and their impact is already being felt, both in the classroom and through their wide-ranging research.

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Chancellor’s Letter: Collaborative Innovation

Sep. 6, 2018—Every single member of our diverse community, from the oldest alumni to the newest admitted students, contributes a vital part to our core mission. We are united by a distinct set of values. That’s why we are a university, not a poly-versity. We stand together. We are one Vanderbilt.

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Dale P. Andrews, MA’97, PhD’98: ‘Culture of collegiality’

Sep. 7, 2017—Dale P. Andrews, a teacher, minister, social justice activist, and renowned scholar on the art of preaching, died June 23 in Nashville of cancer. He was 55.

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A Gift to the World: New Collaborative Seeks National Conversation on Public Theology and Racial Justice

May. 29, 2017—Vanderbilt Divinity School received a $1 million grant from the Henry Luce Foundation last December to establish the Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative. Dean Emilie M. Townes is serving as the project’s director.

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To Honor and Educate: Equality Weekend

May. 29, 2017—As part of Black History Month, Vanderbilt’s basketball teams suited up in specially made jerseys for their winning games on Feb. 18 and 19. The back of each uniform featured the name of an individual who played an influential role in the civil rights movement.

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From Generation to Generation: One Family’s Vanderbilt Legacy

Mar. 7, 2017—Five generations of Lillian Harpole Hazelton’s family have attended Vanderbilt—and higher education has played a particularly important role for the women in her family.

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Obituary: Peggy Ann Brainerd Way

Nov. 20, 2016—Peggy Ann Brainerd Way, a scholar in pastoral care and the first woman appointed to a full-time position on the Vanderbilt Divinity School faculty, died July 9 in Nashville after a brief battle with cancer. She was 84. Way accepted a position in pastoral theology at Vanderbilt Divinity School in 1977 from then-Dean Sallie McFague,...

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Philanthropy Enables Student to Lead in Law and Divinity Schools

Oct. 23, 2015—To describe James Alexander Jr. as a self-motivated achiever doesn’t begin to scratch the surface of this remarkable young man who is enrolled in the dual-degree program offered by Vanderbilt Law School and Vanderbilt Divinity School.

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Divinity Students Leave Large Footprint on Nashville’s Nonprofit Scene

Dec. 23, 2014—For Vanderbilt Divinity School alumni who run Nashville nonprofits, the need to serve the city’s underserved remains as great and as varied as ever.

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Rosevelt Noble Documents the Black Experience at Vanderbilt

Dec. 23, 2014—To date, Rosevelt Noble has completed roughly 150 various interviews relating to his project and has taken more than 175,000 photos documenting the experience of African Americans on campus.

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