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Constitution and Citizenship Week is Sept. 18-22

Sep. 8, 2017—Vanderbilt University has developed a rich slate of programming for Constitution and Citizenship Week 2017. This year's events are scheduled for Sept. 18-22.

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Class of 2017: Melissa De La Torre promotes human rights and a path to citizenship

Apr. 24, 2017—The current discourse in this country about immigration policy and reform is much more than political rhetoric for College of Arts and Science senior Melissa De La Torre.

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Vanderbilt University explores theme of justice and democracy during annual MLK Day Commemoration Jan. 13-17

Jan. 6, 2017—The theme for this year’s commemoration is “Justice and Democracy? Revolutionizing our American Myths.”

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Vanderbilt Alternative Spring Break named national Program of the Year

Oct. 17, 2016—Vanderbilt’s Alternative Spring Break program has been named the national Program of the Year for 2016 by Break Away, a nonprofit organization that promotes the development of quality alternative break programs through training, assistance and the connection of campuses and communities.

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‘World on Wednesdays’ series examines impact of racist societies Oct. 12

Sep. 29, 2016—The next 'World on Wednesdays' lecture explores the impact of racist societies Oct. 12.

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Vanderbilt to host events observing Constitution/Citizenship Day Sept. 16

Sep. 8, 2016—A discussion of America’s future and a campus read-a-thon of the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights are among the Vanderbilt events that will observe Constitution Day.

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40 students to receive Nichols Humanitarian Fund awards to pursue global projects

May. 11, 2016—The Nichols Humanitarian Fund has awarded scholarship funds to 40 students to pursue humanitarian projects around the world this summer.

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Class of 2016: Safiah Hassan celebrates diversity and champions cultural exchange

Apr. 29, 2016—Growing up in small-town Kentucky, Safiah Hassan longed to live in a larger city with a diverse population. After coming to Vanderbilt, she made seeking out diverse communities a hallmark of her university experience.

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WOW April 6: ‘Hope for Humanity? Domestic Sources of Global Conflict’

Mar. 30, 2016—International Student and Scholar Services invites you to World on Wednesdays, which gives students, faculty and Vanderbilt community members the chance to engage with other parts of campus through presentations on topics that address and open discussion on a breadth of global issues and experiences.

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CNN/Facebook Campaign Camper to make Vanderbilt stop Dec. 4

Nov. 25, 2015—The CNN/Facebook Campaign Camper, a specially designed Airstream trailer complete with a video booth, will make a stop on Vanderbilt University’s Alumni Lawn from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Dec. 4.

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Vanderbilt students to intern in D.C. through OACS program

May. 20, 2015—Twenty-three students will intern with various organizations in Washington, D.C., this summer through the Vanderbilt Internship Experience in Washington.

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Foundation chair, former U.S. Ambassador Andrew Young to speak at MLK celebration at Vanderbilt University

Jan. 12, 2015—Civil rights leader and former U.S. ambassador Andrew Young will deliver the keynote address at Vanderbilt’s MLK Day celebration Monday, Jan. 19. The theme for this year's commemoration is “Dismantling Segregation: Race, Poverty and Privilege.”

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