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Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life Archives

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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Sept. 11 remembrance scheduled for noon Monday

Sep. 8, 2017—At noon on Monday, Sept. 11, four chimes will sound from the bell tower of Kirkland Hall symbolizing the four crash sites and solemnizing both the tragedy and the extraordinary heroism that define Sept. 11, 2001, as a day of both loss and unity.

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Hinton named assistant chaplain, assistant director of religious life

Apr. 26, 2017—Shantell Hinton will join the Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life as assistant chaplain and assistant director of religious life on June 1.

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Good Friday service planned for Benton Chapel April 14

Apr. 11, 2017—The Office of the University Chaplain and Religious Life will host an ecumenical Good Friday service on April 14 in Benton Chapel.

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Noted Holocaust researcher Father Patrick Desbois to give talk at Vanderbilt

Oct. 20, 2016—Father Patrick Desbois, a Roman Catholic priest who has devoted his life to researching the Holocaust, will give the keynote address Tuesday, Oct. 25, for Vanderbilt's Holocaust Lecture Series.

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