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Latest issue of ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report now available

Feb. 12, 2020—Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the fourth issue of its biannual "ON THE HILL" report, which summarizes Vanderbilt’s year-to-date activities at the federal, state and local levels of government.

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West named to board of NAICU

Feb. 6, 2020—Christina West, associate vice chancellor for federal relations, has been appointed to the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities Board of Directors. She will serve as an ad-hoc non-voting government relations representative for a three-year term.

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Zeppos, Corbin honored by Metro Council for their contributions to the Nashville community

Oct. 2, 2019—Nashville Metro Council honored Chancellor Emeritus Nicholas S. Zeppos and head baseball coach Tim Corbin during the council’s Oct. 1 meeting with separate resolutions honoring their achievements at Vanderbilt and commitment to the city of Nashville. 

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I Am Vanderbilt: Billy Teets

Sep. 13, 2019—Through field trips, science camps and public events at Vanderbilt Dyer Observatory, outreach astronomer Billy Teets engages Middle Tennessee students and community members in the process of lifelong learning and discovery.

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Office of Community Relations releases September edition of ‘VanderbiltLocal’

Sep. 11, 2019—The Office of Community Relations has released the September edition of “VanderbiltLocal,” its monthly newsletter chronicling the university’s impact in the Nashville community and beyond. To receive “VanderbiltLocal,” email gcr@vanderbilt.edu.

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Latest issue of ‘ON THE HILL’ government relations report now available

Aug. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt’s Division of Government and Community Relations has published the third issue of its “ON THE HILL” government relations report. The biannual report summarizes Vanderbilt’s year-to-date activities at the federal, state and local levels of government.

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‘VanderbiltLocal’: Office of Community Relations launches newsletter

Aug. 13, 2019—The Office of Community Relations has launched "VanderbiltLocal," a monthly newsletter chronicling the university's impact in the Nashville community and beyond. To receive "VanderbiltLocal," email gcr@vanderbilt.edu.

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Williams, Wilkins among Academy for Women of Achievement honorees

Jul. 26, 2019—Two Vanderbilt leaders—Gail Williams and Consuelo Wilkins—will be inducted into the Academy for Women of Achievement.

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Vanderbilt lecturer to perform at ‘Summer Shakespeare’

Jul. 26, 2019—Vanderbilt University's longtime community partnership with the Nashville Shakespeare Festival continues with its popular "Summer Shakespeare" shows.

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Vanderbilt to host meet-and-greet picnic for mayoral, Metro Council candidates July 10

Jun. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center will host a meet-and-greet picnic in advance of the upcoming election for Nashville’s next mayor, vice mayor and members of the Metro Council.

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Metro Council District 18 candidates’ forum is June 18

Jun. 13, 2019—A forum featuring candidates for Metro Council’s 18th District is scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, at 6 p.m. The event will take place at the Martin Professional Development Center, 2400 Fairfax Ave.

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Gail and David Williams honored with Francis S. Guess Bridge to Equality Award

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.

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