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Join national experts for symposium focused on race and reconciliation

Mar. 15, 2018—Fulfilling a pledge he made when Memorial Hall was renamed, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host Vanderbilt University’s inaugural conference on race, reconciliation and reunion March 22–23.

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YES portal to include optional pronoun selection

Mar. 12, 2018—Beginning today, a new module will provide all students the option to specify their chosen pronouns through Your Enrollment Services, the university's online student services and academic information portal.

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Cobb reflects on racial justice, First Amendment on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Feb. 26, 2018—Professor and author Jelani Cobb talked with Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos about the historical narratives of race in America in the latest episode of the podcast.

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‘Hip-hop intellectual’ Michael Eric Dyson shares thoughts about MLK, ‘core American ideals’ on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Jan. 22, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos converses with author and MLK Commemorative Series keynote speaker Michael Eric Dyson about racial justice, American values, and sports and society on "The Zeppos Report."

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Perry Wallace, pioneer who integrated SEC basketball, has died

Dec. 4, 2017—Perry Wallace, BE’70, the Vanderbilt University student-athlete who integrated Southeastern Conference varsity basketball, died Dec. 1. He was 69.

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Vanderbilt continues to oppose ‘travel ban,’ support international students, scholars

Nov. 30, 2017—Vanderbilt continues to voice its opposition to President Trump’s “travel ban” and has signed on to two additional amicus briefs in support of individuals from around the globe being able to continue to enter the United States to share their unique skills and perspectives.

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Vanderbilt connects with North Nashville community that shaped Perry Wallace

Oct. 19, 2017—Vanderbilt students, faculty and staff have the opportunity this weekend to visit the North Nashville community that shaped Vanderbilt alumnus and civil rights pioneer Perry Wallace.

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Zeppos engages campus community about FutureVU core values, next steps

Oct. 19, 2017—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos hosted a town hall meeting Tuesday featuring key updates about FutureVU. The topics of accessibility, mobility and transportation, and sustainability were highlighted.

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Investing in community: Melissa Thomas-Hunt is the inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence

Oct. 9, 2017—Melissa Thomas-Hunt, Vanderbilt’s inaugural vice provost for inclusive excellence, sees a big part of her new role as breaking down the traditional notions of “diversity.”

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Submit nominations for Commodore Award and new diversity award

Oct. 6, 2017—Nominations will be accepted for two Vanderbilt University awards beginning Oct. 15: the 2017 Commodore Award and the new Distinguished Leadership Award to Recognize Staff Leadership in Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

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Mayor Megan Barry discusses the shared values of Nashville and Vanderbilt on ‘The Zeppos Report’

Sep. 7, 2017—Two of Nashville's most influential civic leaders talk about the principles of diversity and inclusivity that guide the city and Vanderbilt in the 10th episode of "The Zeppos Report."

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FutureVU launches new website, expands reach across campus

Sep. 7, 2017—FutureVU, Vanderbilt's land-use planning initiative, has launched a new website. Accessibility, transportation and overall campus visibility have emerged as focal points for the initiative this fall.

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