Oct. 12, 2018—Political surveillance of civil rights activists is the focus of a Seigenthaler Series talk with author and journalist Marc Perrusquia at the First Amendment Center Oct. 15.
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.
Sep. 26, 2014—John Seigenthaler died July 11 at the age of 86 after a life that saw him serve as special assistant to U.S. Attorney General Robert Kennedy; suffer a brutal beating by segregationists while attempting to aid 1960s Freedom Riders; become a founding editor of what is now one of the nation’s largest newspapers, USA Today; and win the respect and admiration of generations.
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.