john seigenthaler Archives
Oct. 25, 2017—Eleven Vanderbilt University faculty members named to endowed chairs were honored Oct. 23 during a festive celebration at the Student Life Center.
Oct. 11, 2017—The First Amendment Center will open an inspiring photo and text display on the life and priorities of the center's founder, John Seigenthaler, Oct. 12.
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.
Mar. 9, 2017—Journalist Margaret Sullivan of "The Washington Post" will speak at the First Amendment Center March 16 as part of the new Seigenthaler Series.
Feb. 27, 2017—Vanderbilt recently celebrated Equality Weekend, a two-day event that honored 21 of Nashville’s civil rights leaders and marked the 50th anniversary of Vanderbilt breaking the SEC’s color barrier with men’s basketball players Perry Wallace and Godfrey Dillard. The 21 leaders were honored at the Commodores’ men’s basketball game on Feb. 18 and the women’s game on Feb. 19—both Vanderbilt victories.
Jan. 24, 2017—Bill Adair, founder of the PolitiFact website, will discuss "Pants on Fire: A Fact-checker's Tales of the 2016 Election" Feb. 2 at the First Amendment Center.
Aug. 27, 2015—Diversity and inclusion will be the most important issues for Vanderbilt in the coming years, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos said during Fall Faculty Assembly.
Jun. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt received 13 awards at a statewide conference of Tennessee higher education public relations professionals.
Jul. 11, 2014—John Seigenthaler, then-administrative assistant to Attorney General Robert Kennedy, recalls his meeting with Alabama Gov. John Patterson during the Freedom Rides in 1961.
Jul. 11, 2014—John Seigenthaler, eminent journalist and civil rights champion, has died.
Jun. 19, 2014—Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Hedrick Smith and civil rights advocate John Seigenthaler will host a forum on the inequality of income in America.
Apr. 4, 2014—Noted journalists and new media pioneers Willie Geist, David Plotz and Nick Thompson will discuss the state and future of their career field April 11 at the First Amendment Center.