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Vanderbilt community gathers for vigil following Easter terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka

Apr. 24, 2019—More than 100 people gathered at Rand Wall on Monday to honor the victims of last Sunday's terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka.

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The Rev. Christopher Donald to lead Office of Religious Life

Apr. 1, 2019—Following a national search, Vanderbilt University has named The Rev. Christopher Donald, an experienced college chaplain, as university chaplain and director of the Office of Religious Life.

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Vigil honors victims of Al Noor, Linwood mosque attacks in New Zealand

Mar. 19, 2019—Hundreds of members of the Vanderbilt community gathered near Rand Hall on Monday afternoon to remember the victims of last week’s shootings at the Al Noor and Linwood mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand.

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Vigil today for victims of New Zealand terrorist attacks

Mar. 18, 2019—The Muslim Students Association and the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life invite the Vanderbilt community to come together today for a vigil to stand in solidarity for the victims of the New Zealand terrorist attacks and their families. The event begins at 3:30 p.m. at the wall outside Rand Hall.

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Hinton, unlawfully imprisoned for 30 years, to speak at Vanderbilt Feb. 19

Feb. 5, 2019—Author and prison reform advocate Anthony Ray Hinton, who spent 30 years on death row in Alabama as an innocent man, will speak at Vanderbilt on Feb. 19.

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Chaplain’s Speaker Series hosts Jim Wallis Oct. 9

Oct. 2, 2018—Jim Wallis, a "New York Times" best-selling author and the founder of "Sojourners Magazine," will speak at Vanderbilt University Oct. 9 as part of the Chaplain’s Speaker Series.

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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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Ash Wednesday services offered Feb. 14 in Benton Chapel

Feb. 9, 2018—The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will offer Ash Wednesday services Wednesday, Feb. 14, in Benton Chapel from 12:10 to 12:30 p.m.

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Campus remembers and mourns victims of Las Vegas tragedy

Oct. 4, 2017—The Office of the Dean of Students has organized several campus events to remember and mourn the victims of the tragedy in Las Vegas.

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Vanderbilt opens new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity

Sep. 21, 2017—Students, staff and even some administrators could not resist moving to the beat of the Latin music that filled the third floor of Sarratt Student Center Sept. 19, as guests gathered to celebrate the grand opening of Vanderbilt’s new Student Center for Social Justice and Identity.

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Holocaust Lecture Series marks 40th year; Saul Friedlander to give keynote Sept. 26

Sep. 19, 2017—Saul Friedlander, a Pulitzer Prize-winning Israeli-American historian, will give the keynote presentation for the 40th annual Holocaust Lecture Series at Vanderbilt. His talk, scheduled for Sept. 26 at Vanderbilt Law School, is titled "Where Memory Leads."

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Grand opening for Student Center for Social Justice and Identity Sept. 19

Sep. 14, 2017—Join Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos and Provost Susan R. Wente for the grand opening of the Student Center for Social Justice and Identity (SJI) Tuesday, Sept. 19, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Sarratt Student Center, Room 335.

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