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Beverly Asbury, ‘conscience’ of Vanderbilt University, dies

Aug. 31, 2018—The Rev. Beverly A. Asbury, who worked tirelessly as Vanderbilt's first chaplain to eliminate racial- and religious-based hatred and to promote inclusion and respect for others, has died.

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Vanderbilt to host Thomas Merton Centenary Celebration

Nov. 13, 2015—Thomas Merton's legacy as an influential Catholic author, artist and advocate for peace and civil rights will be celebrated at Vanderbilt the first week of December with events that include jazz and poetry performances.

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Watkins memorialized with establishment of new chair

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) who died earlier this month. Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos made the announcement April 30 at a...

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Zeppos announces chair in diversity in Dr. Levi Watkins’ name

Apr. 30, 2015—Vanderbilt University will establish the Levi Watkins Jr., M.D. Chair, to be awarded to a medical school faculty member who is a leader in diversity, in honor of the 1970 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Medicine who died earlier this month.

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Good Friday service: ‘The Seven Last Words’

Mar. 27, 2015—All are welcome at Benton Chapel for a short Good Friday service April 3 led by University Chaplain Rev. Mark Forrester.

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37th Annual Holocaust Lecture Series kicks off Oct. 7

Oct. 3, 2014—The series explores the role of science and scientists in relation to the Holocaust.

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Vanderbilt Divinity School to install Townes as 16th dean

Aug. 19, 2013—The Rev. Dr. Emilie M. Townes will be installed as the 16th dean of Vanderbilt University Divinity School Aug. 23 at Benton Chapel.

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Emancipation Proclamation panel explores document’s meaning for today

Feb. 13, 2013—Vanderbilt Chaplain Mark Forrester moderated a lively panel discussion in War Memorial Auditorium Feb. 12 about the Emancipation Proclamation’s meaning and legacy as the document went on view at the Tennessee State Museum nearby.

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Panel discussion will explore Emancipation Proclamation’s meaning and legacy

Feb. 5, 2013—Vanderbilt Chaplain Mark Forrester will moderate a panel discussion about the Emancipation Proclamation’s meaning and legacy on Tuesday, Feb. 12—the same day the historical document goes on view at the Tennessee State Museum.

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Vanderbilt’s statewide impact focus of annual Day on the Hill

Jan. 30, 2013—Vanderbilt’s 12th annual Day on the Hill highlighted the university and medical center’s contributions to all 95 counties in Tennessee and offered the opportunity for conversations between Vanderbilt officials and state lawmakers.

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Service of Silent Remembrance for victims of Sandy Hook planned for Jan. 14

Jan. 11, 2013—Vanderbilt’s Office of Religious Life will sponsor a Service of Silent Remembrance for the university community on Monday, Jan. 14, one month after the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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9/11 remembrance held on Alumni Lawn

Sep. 12, 2012—Members of the Vanderbilt community gathered for a moment of silence, prayers and reflection on the 11th anniversary of the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001. In attendance were students, staff and faculty, as well as members of the Vanderbilt University Police Department, Vanderbilt’s Reserve Officers Training Corp, the Metro Nashville Fire Department and others....

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