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Celebration honors 11 university endowed chair holders

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.

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John Seigenthaler’s extraordinary life depicted in new exhibit

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.

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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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Lecture: ‘Preserving Press Credibility in a Polarized Society’ March 16

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.

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Vanderbilt athletics honors civil rights leaders during Equality Weekend

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.

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Lecture: ‘Pants on Fire: A Fact-checker’s Tales of the 2016 Election’

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.

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Chancellor calls diversity and inclusion most important issue

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.

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Tennessee higher ed alliance honors VU communications

Jun. 2, 2015—Vanderbilt received 13 awards at a statewide conference of Tennessee higher education public relations professionals.

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John Seigenthaler on his meeting with Alabama’s Gov. Patterson

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.

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Seigenthaler made Vanderbilt home to First Amendment Center; university gained a legend

Jul. 11, 2014—John Seigenthaler, eminent journalist and civil rights champion, has died.

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‘Who Stole the American Dream?’ author to discuss inequality in America

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.

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Vanderbilt panel on changing media to feature Geist, Plotz, Thompson

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.

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