May. 29, 2019—The Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee has honored Gail and David Williams with the Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award. The award, which honors the memory of civil rights trailblazer and civic leader Francis S. Guess, recognizes those who spur innovation leading to equality.
May. 17, 2019—Vanderbilt Divinity School’s Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative presents its second Summer institute May 20–24.
May. 3, 2019—Vanderbilt University Board of Trust Chairman Bruce R. Evans has appointed a Chancellor Search Advisory Committee to assist in the search for the university’s ninth chancellor.
Apr. 1, 2019—Following a national search, Vanderbilt University has named The Rev. Christopher Donald, an experienced college chaplain, as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.
Nov. 29, 2018—The Rev. Don Beisswenger, a Divinity School emeritus professor who lived out his faith as a dedicated community activist—serving six months in federal prison for a nonviolent protest—has died.
Sep. 18, 2018—Students pursuing advanced theological study will soon have a new degree program option at Vanderbilt Divinity School.
Sep. 9, 2018—Black Lives Matter co-founder Patrisse Cullors will deliver the evening keynote address during a Sept. 20 symposium exploring the impact of Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy on struggles for racial and social justice.
May. 30, 2018—Five free public events are part of the Summer Institute presented by Vanderbilt's Public Theology and Racial Justice Collaborative June 4-8.
May. 7, 2018—Emilie M. Townes, E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Professor of Womanist Ethics and Society, has been reappointed as dean of the Vanderbilt University Divinity School.
Mar. 7, 2018—Eugene TeSelle, a retired Divinity School professor who was a strong advocate on community issues ranging from urban neighborhood preservation to integrated schools, died March 1.
Feb. 6, 2018—Beginning fall 2018, the Divinity School launches a new curriculum featuring cross-disciplinary areas of concentration for its master of divinity and master of theological studies degrees.