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Impact Symposium

DuVernay withdraws from March 25 IMPACT series appearance

Mar. 25, 2019—Filmmaker Ava DuVernay has withdrawn from her scheduled engagement for this year’s IMPACT symposium. Details regarding refunds for ticket holders and a potential replacement date for the event are still forming.

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Award-winning director Ava DuVernay, American soccer icon Abby Wambach, best-selling author Ta-Nehisi Coates headline Impact Symposium March 25-27

Mar. 11, 2019—Vanderbilt's 2019 Impact Symposium will feature Ava DuVernay, whose directorial work includes the Oscar-winning historical drama "Selma" and the Oscar-nominated "13th"; Abby Wambach, Olympic gold medalist and World Cup soccer champion; and Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of the best-selling "Between the World and Me," which won the National Book Award in 2015.

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What’s On My Mind: Martin Luther King and the responsibility to speak up

Jan. 23, 2019—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Vanderbilt's history of encouraging open dialogue, which continues today, in this week's column.

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Flag ceremony to honor veterans and preserve Impact ‘treasure’

Oct. 19, 2018—A U.S. flag that became the backdrop for the early years of Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium will be unfurled, refolded and preserved during a campus ceremony to honor veterans Nov. 12.

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Six alumni join Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame in 2018

Oct. 10, 2018—Six alumni—Bruce Heyman, John Hindle, Scott Hubbard, Paul Kurtz, Richard McCord and Mary Margaret Oliver—are the newest members of the Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame.

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Matthews plays ‘Hardball’ on Trump, Democrats, others

Mar. 28, 2018—Chris Matthews didn’t disappoint “Hardball” fans in his Vanderbilt appearance March 27, criticizing Democrats, evangelicals and candidates from both major political parties.

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Matthews, Minhaj, Carbino headline Vanderbilt University’s Impact Symposium March 26–28

Mar. 12, 2018—Vanderbilt's Impact Symposium, one of the oldest university lecture series of its caliber in the nation, this year features Chris Matthews, best-selling author and host of MSNBC’s "Hardball"; Hasan Minhaj, comedian, actor and senior correspondent for "The Daily Show with Trevor Noah"; and Jessica Carbino, sociologist for the social and dating app Bumble.

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African American history spotlighted at Central Library

Jan. 23, 2018—A lecture related to little-known African American sports history on Feb. 7 will lead off a series of events celebrating African American History Month at the Central Library.

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Vanderbilt Student Media Hall of Fame 2017 class named

Aug. 18, 2017—An Emmy-winning writer for 'The Daily Show,' three journalists whose careers have been shaped by innovation, and a woman judge who blazed new trails have been named to the Student Media Hall of Fame.

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Jones, Klein, King, Abdul-Jabbar to headline Vanderbilt’s Impact Symposium March 27-29

Mar. 16, 2017—Van Jones, Ezra Klein, Shaun King and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will headline Vanderbilt University’s Impact Symposium March 27-29.

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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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Opportunities for faculty, staff to hear prominent speakers, great music

Mar. 16, 2016—Two upcoming annual events will provide Vanderbilt faculty and staff with opportunities to hear from prominent speakers and experience world-class musical performances.

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