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Get to know Vanderbilt’s residential faculty: Professor Celso Castilho

Aug. 1, 2020—As the new academic year approaches, Vanderbilt's faculty heads of house are revealing some things about themselves in this special portrait series. Meet Celso Thomas Castilho, associate professor of history and faculty head of Memorial House.

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Hear Kirkland Hall bell ring in honor of Lewis

Jul. 31, 2020—The bell in Kirkland Hall’s historic clock tower rang 80 times on July 30 in honor of Civil Rights icon John Lewis, who died July 17 at the age of 80.

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Learn about life and work of John Lewis in two titles from Vanderbilt University Press

Jul. 24, 2020—The late Civil Rights icon John Lewis is featured in two recent publications available from Vanderbilt University Press commemorating the Freedom Riders and the Civil Rights Movement.

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News and Interviews: ‘Sunday TODAY’ host Willie Geist, BA’97, reflects on the pandemic, his podcast, and the pride he takes in Vanderbilt

Jun. 18, 2020—Geist answers questions about working in the media during this tumultuous news cycle, launching his Sunday show, and his strong affinity for Nashville and the Commodore community.

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Commons Reading dovetails with university initiatives on diversity, inclusion

Jun. 17, 2020—While all incoming Vanderbilt undergraduates are expected to read "The Person You Mean to Be," the Commons Reading for 2020-21, the book will be particularly useful for anyone trying to understand the root causes of inequality.

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Jana Harper: Creating performance art during COVID-19

Jun. 10, 2020—When COVID-19 arrived in Nashville, Jana Harper, professor of the practice of art, had to quickly adapt her NEA-supported performance art piece to reflect the necessities of social distancing.

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Markel named SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year

Jun. 4, 2020—Former football student-athlete Cody Markel has been named the 2020 SEC Brad Davis Community Service Leader of the Year. Markel earned national attention last year after creating Turner’s Heroes, a nonprofit organization dedicated to the memory of  Vanderbilt classmate and fellow tight end Turner Cockrell.

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A classical singer pivots during pandemic to bring cheer through parody

May. 19, 2020—When Chris Mann, a Vanderbilt alumnus with a degree in opera, started making music parody videos and posting them online, he struck a positive chord with millions of people also struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nashville salutes the Class of 2020

May. 11, 2020—A downtown Nashville landmark was lit in Vanderbilt University colors the evening of May 8 to cap a day of celebration for the Class of 2020.

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Special edition Zoom backgrounds available for Class of 2020 celebrations

May. 1, 2020—Class of 2020 graduates, their friends, family members and supporters can now download university-, school- and Commencement-themed virtual backgrounds for their Zoom meetings, meetups and online celebrations. Giphy stickers also are available for Instagram Stories by searching #VU2020.

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M.P.H. student working front lines of COVID-19 for Native Americans

Apr. 14, 2020—Just a week into her position with the Great Plains Tribal Chairman’s Health Board, Tamee Livermont, a master of public health student who will graduate with the Class of 2020, was helping to lead the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.

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Campus Dining feeds, comforts Vanderbilt community

Mar. 19, 2020—Campus Dining leadership, general managers, chefs and staff are working around the clock to feed the students, residential faculty and support staff who remain on campus amid the challenges presented by COVID-19.

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