Nov. 7, 2016—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos led his inaugural Chancellor Charter Nov. 5, guiding approximately 30 students, faculty and staff on an interfaith tour of Nashville and sharing some of the city’s history.
Jan. 20, 2016—Noted civil rights leader James Lawson, the keynote speaker for Vanderbilt's 2016 MLK Commemoration, told a capacity audience that the American people must choose if the country is to move into a true democracy with equality, freedom and justice for all.
Jan. 19, 2016—The Vanderbilt community celebrated the life and legacy of Martin Luther King Jr. with a series of events Jan. 15-18, including lectures, service activities and participation in the Nashville Freedom March. See coverage on the Get Social website.
Jan. 11, 2016—The Rev. James Lawson, whom Martin Luther King Jr. called “the leading nonviolence theorist in the world,” will deliver the keynote address at Vanderbilt University’s MLK Day celebration Monday, Jan. 18. The theme for the commemoration is “Apathy to Action: Activism, Allyship and Anti-Racism.”
Dec. 23, 2014—To date, Rosevelt Noble has completed roughly 150 various interviews relating to his project and has taken more than 175,000 photos documenting the experience of African Americans on campus.
Aug. 8, 2014—A new Vanderbilt residence hall pays tribute to the legacy of civil rights pioneer and former Vanderbilt Divinity School assistant dean Kelly Miller Smith.
Jul. 11, 2014—Retired Vanderbilt Divinity Professor Ed Farley's memoir speaks to the next generation of theologians.
Jun. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt Central Library shares stories of journalists and others who put their lives on the line for freedom in a new exhibition open to the public.
May. 9, 2014—Vanderbilt graduating seniors got some parting advice from Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos on a rainy Friday as they prepared to get their degrees.
Aug. 26, 2013—Emilie M. Townes was installed Aug. 23 at Benton Chapel as the Vanderbilt Divinity School's 16th dean.
Feb. 19, 2013—The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., who has played key roles in the Civil Rights Movement and Vanderbilt University’s history, has donated a significant portion of his papers to Vanderbilt Libraries’ Special Collections.
Aug. 16, 2012—The Rev. James E. Lawson Jr. and John Seigenthaler, two legends of the Civil Rights era who viewed non-violent demonstrations in Nashville from very different seats in the 1960s, sat side-by-side Tuesday at a packed lunchtime conversation in Light Hall about the essentials of developing moral leadership.